Wiener Schmäh, the mindset

Once more, this morning I sensed that impulse in the mindset of freezing frames, commonly known as photographing. Simultaneously, I was overwhelmed by the thought of delighting in the air of the city of Vienna. Not precisely to relive what the Viennese take pleasure in with their palate but rather to set myself in their… Continue reading Wiener Schmäh, the mindset

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Compay Segundo! 1907

Come and listen to Compay Segundo — November 18 at 7pm EST, as we celebrate him and his music at The Aristipposian Poet, on Clubhouse. Compay Segundo was born as Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz Telles on November 18, 1907, in Siboney, Cuba. He was a reputed Trova guitarist, singer, and composer of Cuba. When the… Continue reading ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Compay Segundo! 1907

Eating towards either godside

— one may abide by the common notion that central to eating is a need to subside hunger — one may otherwise eat, not merely in order to escape starvation, or be nourished and avoid ailments but rather in pursuit of the joy in eating, in all its stages The latter goes well with either… Continue reading Eating towards either godside

The gustatory joys of separatism

Not that I am against alchemy but repeatedly I am keen on enjoying some ingredients in particular for what they are, independent of the wonderful ideas of infusing them with others. The taste and texture of broccoli, of a potato, of an onion, of garlic… in this case accompanied by some lamb.

Reduction, expansion, fragility, and protection

This thing we call life is just a live-performance. It is not one reality, for we go through only one version of it — the individual one. An instruction booklet to life can not be printed, not ahead of birth, not during the performance, not while getting off the stage. The first couple of years… Continue reading Reduction, expansion, fragility, and protection

Marrying vs. Separating

As much as balanced mixtures are a joy, and the world of herbs and spices has been proving it for centuries, I rejoice again and again in tasting separately for what each ingredient is. Cutting minimally some products which are meant to be providers of flavor, more than being themselves, continues to be a delightful… Continue reading Marrying vs. Separating