B-rrrrrrr! The wet and icy weather is approaching closer, but Bra life is still full of activities and events to offer. Check out what we put together for this month’s issue. Stay warm, get your winter clothes out, eat some pumpkin, and enjoy this foggy November.
-Unisg table Team-
We have finally marched through the doors of November. It has taken us a few roasted pumpkins and heaps and heaps of roasted chestnuts, we cannot lie. And even if Halloween wasn’t enough to scare you away, there is something else that just might-the weather. The defense you have, corduroys and jumpers in all hues of brown, is not sure to hold. This is where the ASSG and the Condotta come to aid. Here are some events to keep the skies over our student lives clear.
The pub quiz has been a long-lasting tradition; and no, don’t imagine the heated arguments about the future of gastronomy you are having around the dinner table, quite often caused by the partakers’ search for the veritas in the effects of aged in casks substances. It is another sort of event. Still held in a bar, though, but fueled mainly by your knowledge, competitive spirit, and team play. To sooth the booing voices in the background, there will be drinks (some ‘stuzzichini’ as well), so get your facts right and don’t skim through your emails!
Aaah, Slow Food. It doesn’t pass a day without us being reminded about them. You’d better stay attentive, because UNISG’s Condotta keeps coming up with new events. In other words, check your inbox with the regularity you check your Instagram feed.
The sun inside the bottle.
Can wine hold an emotion or the feeling of a sunbeam on your skin? Can it include the essence of a land? Read more
Shout out to THE event that puts together vignaioli and vignerons, terroir and authenticity.
BOOK & MOVIE CORNER
I used to wonder if I was the only person to think about food so much. And sometimes this wondering left me feeling a bit alone, just as if no other person would be interested by the things that interested me. This feeling vanishes though, when I meet a like-minded person or read an interesting article about that same question that I was pondering over. I recognize that I am not alone at all and that my ideas are shared by others – all of us being influenced and our thoughts being stimulated by that same disparate yet intriguing world.
Reading EAT UP gave me many of those moments, because Ruby Tandoh seems to think a lot about food, too. She writes wittily and insightfully about current topics, from the craze for clean eating and the rise of eating disorders to politics and pop culture. The author doesn’t tell you what you should or shouldn‘t eat, instead she chooses to reconnect you with the sheer joy of it -
so, eat it up!
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) was the chef at a high-class Parisian restaurant owned by his mentor until his drug use and temperamental behavior destroyed his career and the restaurant. In the aftermath, Adam went into self-imposed exile in New Orleans to sober up, planning to head to London to restart his career and attempt to earn a third Michelin star. It's a good movie, that explain in a Realistic way how a star kitchen works, and how many difficulties there are for a high level chef. Not everybody understands how much pressure there is behind a top chef, and here you will see how his mind works and how that fantastic job can change you. In fact, Adam Jones here has a blackout period where he leaves everything and everybody, because maybe he couldn't resist to his life and he was being weak of that job. But to rise up, he will go through the kitchen again and he will become the best chef of London.
Meet one of the founders of our student newsletter, our dear Valeria. She finished the Triennale in 2016 and tells us about her experience in Pollenzo and what you should be taking from this wonderful place. Read the interview here.
INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Are we made of plastic?
“Microplastics have been found in tap water, bottled water, fish and mussel tissue and even in beer.” Professor Alistair Boxall said.
Trick or treat? What’s even scarier than ghosts and witches? FOOD WASTE. 15 million pumpkins may be thrown out: enough to feed everyone in the country.
Save the oceans, feed the world!
How many fish are actually in coastal areas compared to the high seas? Could we restore a our fisheries by focusing on the coastal areas?
EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
JOB OFFERS OF THE MONTH
Why-net, Alba is looking for a person who takes interest in the enogastronomic field. It offers projects in collaboration with private wineries. Check it out! Deadline: 31/12.
Caffè Vergnano, Milano
Are you interested in coffee? Caffè Vergnano offers a job in the contest of account and franchising. Deadline: 09/11.
Campamac Restaurant, Barolo
Premium Sommelier job portal offers a position as Sommelier assistant in Barolo. If you are interested, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Farm to School Network, Washington
Career center is looking for a person full-time (40 hours per week). The National Farm to School Network seeks a Policy Specialist. Deadline: 16/11.
Amber Bewick, Viola Giorgione, Lukas Küblböck, Nikola Gruev, Asya Argentieri,
Elena Terzano, Susanna Danieli, Martina Molino, Sonja Steffens