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



There’s an abundance of still life food photography today, and most of it makes ordinary food look like works of art… Jan Kornstaedt’s Food Photography | Trendland: Design Blog & Trend Magazine

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge,” said Pablo Picasso. It would seem the full potential of a work sometimes only emerges through the process of its destruction… Homebrew Chemical Cocktail Gives Spooky New Life to Old, Forgotten Negatives | wired.com

Travel bites

The Feast of Seven Fishes, or the Festa dei Sette Pesci, is the traditional dinner that many southern Italian and Italian-American families will sit down to this Christmas Eve… Get schooled on the Feast of Seven Fishes | Eatocracy – CNN.com Blogs

On the menu


Will 3-D printing save the world? Bring in the apocalypse? Or is it just a gadget that spits out cheap plastic trinkets? An investigation… Dinner Is Printed | NYTimes.com



Krug has created a device that amplifies the symphony of popping in a glass of their Grand Cuvée… Champagne Brand Lets Drinkers Listen To Their Fizzing Bubbles | PSFK

Attention pub quizzers and booze geeks. There’s a brand of one particular spirit that sells more than twice as much as any other in the world… Soju: the most popular booze in the world | Life and style | theguardian.com

Chocolate notes


Look away now! Scientists have found that even the sight of cake or chocolate is enough to trigger the pleasure centre of the brain… Can’t resist chocolate cake? Blame your brain | Telegraph

Food for thought

Kitchen anxiety: no two ways about it, those biscuits are not going to taste good… How stress affects your food: from distorted tastes to comfort eating | Life and style | theguardian.com

Good nutrition can be especially elusive during the holidays, but the best lessons haven’t changed much since your childhood — whenever that was… Dietary Advice for the Gluttony Season | NYTimes.com

Simply swallowing a pill or consuming a drink made from powders does not provide us with the abundance of nutrients (or fiber!) that real food does… Do We Still Need Food? | Care2 Healthy Living

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” ~Coco Chanel

Delightfully yours,
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations