Seductive Sips: Bright, Attractive and Sleek

Seductive Sips: Bright, Attractive and Sleek

Our weekly roundup on tasty news from around the world and here’s what we are reading on…



There are three keys to making a sensuous cocktail: First, it should look bright, attractive, sleek, or… Top 5 Sexiest Cocktails |


Why put the place on the label instead of the name of the grape? A Beginner’s Guide to French Wine | Serious Eats: Drinks


Break out the tray tables: Ed Sullivan’s on! In 1954, its first year of production, Swanson sold 10 million of its trademarked TV dinners… How we ate in 1964 |


Food Issue Extra Helpings: some legends have been floating around for centuries suggesting that certain foods have supernatural powers… Very Superstitious: Do certain foods have supernatural powers? | The Austin Chronicle

A place to meditate on freedom, and the creative life that followed… 52 Places to Go in 2014 |



Vibrant, energetic and bold, celebrating the wondrous varieties of fruit… Fruit’ posters by Chris Dina | Trendland


Sensitive Science « Seamless Blossom » is an interactive installation made without electronics, sensors or computer control but working only on air pressure. Blossom |


Juice detoxes have become increasingly popular, with celebrities photographed sipping on them regularly, the question is… Do juice detoxes really work?


Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta. The Strategies depend a lot on the demands of the sport… | The Salt : NPR

“I love the Olympics, because they enable people from all over the world to come together and, regardless of their political or cultural differences, accuse each other of cheating.” ~Dave Barry, Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism!

Delightfully yours,
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations

When it Comes to Drinking, a Camelatte May Do

When it Comes to Drinking, a Camelatte May Do

Our weekly roundup on tasty news from around the world and here’s what we are reading on…


“A Camelatte, please,” one asks the barista. Somehow the Camelccino sounds less enticing… Camel milk coffee: What does it taste like? BBC News


If beer is the new wine, robots are the new beer snobs. Well, sort of… Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future | The Salt : NPR


How much is the talent of summary important in your job?… Interview: Jacopo Rosati | PICAME



It started as a way to get Japanese school children to eat their lunch, but soon made its way to… Charabens: The craze taking over Japan, Instagram and your lunch box | Herald Sun

SymmetryBreakfast, where every morning you will find a new picture of breakfast for two… 30 Perfectly Pleasing Symmetrical Breakfasts | The Wondrous Design Magazine



For the Stern team, the road to Bordeaux began last fall… NYU Stern Wine Bordeaux Chateau Lafite-Rothschild | Businessweek


The bull’s testicles look as innocuous as fishcakes… The texture is coiled and yielding, smooth as mashed potato… Head chefs | N by Norwegian

The Korean love for soju is the main reason why South Korea is unparalleled in its liquor consumption… South Koreans Put Americans and Russians To Shame When it Comes to Drinking |

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” ~Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Delightfully yours,
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations

Time travel and the perfect cup of tea

Time travel and the perfect cup of tea

Our weekly roundup on tasty news from around the world and here’s what we are reading on…


Alice stumbles on the March Hare and Mad Hatter taking tea and, despite their protestations, she decides to gatecrash their tea party… 10 great meals in literature | Telegraph


A subway full of graffitis and old advertisements, people with eighties clothes and hair styles… New York City Subway in 1981 | Fubiz™



Guy Chats: Does it make me narrow-minded that I don’t think I can date a vegetarian? Dating a Vegetarian | Cosmopolitan


According to a recent survey, the perfect cup of tea needs to be poured straight from a teapot, made from loose tea and sipped from a china mug… How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea |


“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day,” said the writer William Somerset Maugham… Breakfast: delicious for lunch and dinner |


From bee venom and caviar to expensive champagne, old taboos are being transformed into new, boundary-pushing innovations… The latest bizarre beauty ingredients |


Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you’ve ever seen before… Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time | The Verge


Created by artist Cynthia Greig, Representations is a series of photographs of everyday objects that have been white washed… Representations: Photographs of Everyday Objects Made to Look Like Drawings |

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” ~Albert Einstein

Delightfully yours,
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations

Banana Graffiti

Banana Graffiti

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– Banana Graffiti –

Created by Marta Grossi


Every banana has a simple and unique canvas,
and every banana is different.
This is an open experiment based
on a very cheap and ordinary support.

I customize my banana during the night.
I have my banana for breakfast the day after.
This is a temporary space and love to prove
that inspiration is everywhere.


Essentials, Refrigerators and Hackers

Essentials, Refrigerators and Hackers

Our weekly roundup on tasty news from around the world and here’s what we are reading on…



Like dumplings, every culture has a meatball recipe… Travel Around The World With Meatball Recipes |

20 essential dishes every cook should know. Forget sous vide and emulsions. Any self-respecting chef should be able to whip these recipes up blindfolded… | The Week


Proofpoint, a digital security firm, discovered a global cyber attack that involved a refrigerator, among other “smart” household objects… Refrigerators may be hackers’ next targets |



In a temporary project, proving that inspiration is all around us, the designer uses bananas as her canvas… Banana Graffiti by Marta Grossi | Trendland


Inside the Surprisingly Delicious World of Cat Food Taste Testing. Yes, there are differences in cats’ and humans’ physiological and perceptual systems, but there are also some similarities… | Mental Floss


Dall’arrosto di spalla con purea di mele ai cupcake mirtillo & banana… Piatti da cani. Di una cuoca per Fido | L’espresso food&wine


Go ahead and say no, Grant! If ever there was an instance of the proverbial “yelling ‘FIRE!’ in a crowded theater,” this is it… Let’s Ban Babies From 4-Star Restaurants | Esquire

Horrid but honest reflection: Is there a sugar coated view of the coming year for freelance design? Design Dilemma: Is Freelance Design an Unprofitable Business? | Design Shack

“Why is patience so important?”
“Because it makes us pay attention.”
~Paulo Coelho

Delightfully yours,
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations

Edible Illusions and Daniel Plan (a.k.a. the God Diet)

Edible Illusions and Daniel Plan (a.k.a. the God Diet)

Our weekly roundup on tasty news from around the world and here’s what we are reading on…



Computer geek, college dropout, self-taught photographer, world traveler, and conceptual artist… Einstein’s Camera | Matter — Medium



Un progetto a cavallo tra scienza e arte del Professor Adam Summers, che insegna Comparative Vertebrate Biomechanics all’Università di Washington… Lische spettacolari: pesci come non li avete mai visti | Linkiesta

There is a peculiar curiosity in looking at the contemporary world using art’s classical themes and codes… Recycled beauty |


From painting and drawing to bootlegging and cricket… Henry Hargreaves | Photographer |

Mind Matters series on the neuroscience behind visual illusions… Food for Thought: Creating Edible Illusions and Great Art | Scientific American


You have characters you love to love or love to hate, wonderfully tangled story lines and costumes… Styling food for Downton Abbey is like catering, except one meal has to last all day | The Splendid Table


Italian artists Antonio Magliocchetti and Stefano Adorinni create everyday scenes in minute detail using food and drink… Miniature world food art |


This diet plan is based on the eating habits of the Old Testament prophet Daniel, who refused rich foods and ate only vegetables for 10 days to demonstrate his resistance… Lose weight now, ask the Bible how | Eatocracy – Blogs


Scientists and engineers in Europe are embarking on a quest to see if they can change the way young people at risk for becoming obese eat… Tech Could Treat Bad Eating Behaviors | Discovery News

Perhaps you’re more interested in unearthing the secrets of the world’s leanest people… The Empty-Diet-Claim Season |


“If you’re concerned about your health, you should probably avoid products that make health claims. Why? Because a health claim on a food product is a strong indication it’s not really food, and food is what you want to eat” ~Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food

Delightfully yours,
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations