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Look at this woman: is she living in a big city? Is she on holiday? Or is she living on an island?

If you answered "probably the latter", you're right. Photographer Clement Chapillon tried to capture with his pictures the idea and experience of “islandness”, shooting on the Greek island of Amorgos for his latest book, Les Rochers Fauves. Look at the picture again: this "islandness" is just a feeling.

I think cooking is not that different: a great local meal can bring to the plate the land that's surrounding you and can make you travel far while you're sitting on a restaurant chair. Just a feeling, again. 

Keep it in mind on your next journey.

Piero

Picture: Les Rochers Fauves by Clément Chapillon, published by Dunes Editions
THE BEST QUOTE
→  Adam Sandler, Hustle, a pretty good basketball movie with a guy wearing a Federal Donuts sweatshirt with pride (proof).
THE MISSING INGREDIENT
THE ASTROLOGICAL GUIDE FOR HUNGRY HEARTS
Beatrice, aka Gra Phichette, is a super-smart Italian illustrator that had a great idea: building an Astro-Menu. Bad translation is mine. 
 
♈️ Aries' favorite dish? Bolognese tagliatelle with conceit and minced impulsiveness meat.

♍️ Virgos'? Tiramisù, but made as she wants it. With outspoken biscuits. 

♋️ Cancer's? Susceptibility crab linguini with home made complaint. 

Take a look at her profile, see all the Zodiac, and ask for some merchandising (and a better English translation than mine!).

ILLUSTRATION BY GRA PHICHETTE
British food at its Core
★★★1/2

If you're in the UK, where would you go to dinner with the intention of absolutely nailing your first date? My no-budget answer would be Clare Smyth's Core. Three Michelin stars, excellent aesthetic, maybe a little cold, perfect for control freaks, somehow clean and romantic. Local products are the stars of a well-balanced food show. Chef Clare's only sin might have been just one: catering Harry and Megan’s wedding (but how do you say NO to that?). She survived Gordon Ramsey and Alain Ducasse and is making a point of serving British excellence with some style. Her plating style is the canon nowadays (watch her Lamb Carrot). Finally, she wrote the book many were expecting. 


Core by Clare Smith
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RANDOM ACTS OF HUNGER
This is the space where I share some food (un)related stuff of my week 

🍆This fried aubergine technique is something we need to see 🌶I hate to break the bad news but... Huy Fong Sriracha Shortage May Last for Months After Chili Crop Failure 💡Luckly for us, there are Sriracha Alternatives For When the Huy Fong Shortage Hits 🔥BBQ people, Yotam Ottolenghi’s ideas for grilled vegetables with a kick (recipes) 🇩🇰Make space on your shelves: on November a new noma's book is coming 🐷OMG, Kenny's cooking Sichuan Fish Fragrant Pork (recipe) 🌱Grow your beans at home 🦃Green Sheet-Pan Turkey Meatballs With Green Beans (recipe) 🌮It seems Keto Taco Casserole is something that exists (recipe) 👾Somebody's hacking restaurants' profiles on Instagram 🍫On summer ricotta is less "ricotta", try the Melissa Forti's ricotta chocolate cake then (★recipe in the first comment)🍹What your favorite cocktail says about you (it's from Food&Wine, but please check if that's ok with your privacy concerns)
READER'S CORNER
WHERE WOULD YOU GO IF IN VALENCIA OR ZARAGOZA?
One of you (not me) is spending a week in Spain, some days in Zaragoza and some in Valencia. Where should he or she go? Here are some ideas: I knew nothing about Zaragoza, that's why you find more links about it. 

Ten dishes to try when in Zaragoza What to eat in Aragon That crumbly dish - Migas (★recipe) - is everywhere, maybe you have to try La Miguería Taste Aragon through its gastronomy 24 hours in Zaragoza 12 Must-Try Foods In Valencia – Eat Like A Local 16 of the Best Places to Eat in Valencia.

Hey, <<First Name>>, if you have someplace to suggest to your fellow reader, reply to this email and I'll have your message sent. Thank you!
FOOD FOR LATER
Kenny Torrella / Vox.com
No diet is a miracle, you know. 
Greg Baker  / Food & Wine
I don't get people ordering Off-Menu, I forgive just Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. Anyway, that's the etiquette they should follow. 
SEASON 2 - ISSUE 86
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