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If you're like me, your newsletter inbox is already filled with Halloween-somethings. You're maybe thinking about wearing a mask and feeling like somebody else, just for one night. 

This leads us to this week's obsession: metaverse. You've heard a lot about this alternate existence in which Facebook is going all-in (this link is really good if you have time). A third-place where we all can have 2D or 3D experiences, as in Ready Player One, or Free Guy, or better. And that's feeling like somebody else - an augmented self - for your whole life. 

I promise you this, if Mark Zuckerberg delivers it, we're all gonna meet together in some funky tavern: something with flying salted butter sourdough bread, natural Moon wines, and maybe Andoni Luis Aduriz 3D printing some extinct shellfish appetizer directed by Hélène Darroze. Nicolas Cage doing some action en travesti would fit in as well. 

In the meantime, the closest metaverse food joint I've found is Fortnite's Durrr Burger. We'd better learn how to cook one now, just in case Zuck comes by (★recipe).

Piero

Picture: can't remember where I picked this one. It's some Durrr fanart. 
THE QUOTE OF THE DAY
Reality is a powerful selection pressure. A hominid that soothed itself by believing that a lion was a turtle or that eating sand would nourish its body would be outreproduced by its reality-based rivals.
THE MISSING INGREDIENT
WE PAY $$$$ FOR IT, BUT IT'S NOT ON THE MENU: MEET THE RESTAURANT DESIGN
When something out there is good, you have to shout it out. Eater's Restaurant Design Right Now - And What's Next is really good. Or, at least, it's fun. If you love that stuff, or just wanna meet the 6 worst chairs ever, you have to dig in.

Picture: Simon Upton/NoMad London
BACK TO BASICS

Let’s count to three
★★★

Acid-Texture-Contrast is the essential foundation to redefine everyday cooking. We all combine them, but do you always do that intentionally? Selin Kiazim's book is a great reminder or just a suggestion to up your game in the kitchen.

Three. Acid, Texture, Contrast by Selin Kiazim
→ Shortplot: 🍋 🥦 🔳🔲
RANDOM ACTS OF HUNGER
This is a space where I share some food (un)related stuff of my week 

🌚  Mooncakes, chocolate milk bread, and the Chinese bakery has finally a book of its own (★recipe) 🥥 What happens when you pour a Negroni into a Coconut? Blasphemy, maybe (★recipe) 👺 When my wife threw my spiralizer she didn't know I'm going for a killer mandoline slicer as sharp as the devil himself 🍅 Stanley Tucci shares his grandmother’s famous tomato sauce recipe (★recipe) 👕 Alison Roman is selling Shallot Pasta apparel or "wearable recipes" 🌎 Gastro Obscura's Top 20 Places to Eat and Drink 🤜🏻 The Organized Soprano is a decluttering genius 🙀 The Brown Butter Soy Sauce You’ll Put on Everything (★recipe) 🎃 Yotam Ottolenghi’s Halloween: go for the black lime gummy worms (★recipes) 👻 Now what? A spooky Halloween marshmallow cheesecake (★recipe) 🍫 The very best from this issue: dark cocoa cream butter sourdough (★recipe)
FOOD FOR LATER
Mayukh Sen / The New Yorker
"Norma Shirley immigrated to the U.S. and tried to make it as a restaurateur. Then she became an icon by cooking for her own people". Don't miss this one. 
Anne Ewbank / Gasto Obscura
It's called the Dumb Cake (actually “dumb” meaning “silent”, but also “doom”, like fate or destiny) and it's an old Halloween tradition. A very convenient one: you can drink your coffee in peace, no coffee grounds fortune teller will bother you now. You just point him to the dumb cake and that's it.
ISSUE 52
Secret Breakfast is a newsletter by Piero Macchioni 
(and this is the last issue of our first year)
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