As the UK discusses its forthcoming departure from the European Union, one important area being negotiated is the country's future with regards to Erasmus, the scheme which has seen over nine million EU citizens study abroad in Europe. @guardian writer @rhiannonlucycoslett, a UK resident who studied in Italy as part of Erasmus ten years ago, writes that she met friends from all over the world through the scheme and discovered a lot about different cultures. 🇪🇺🇮🇹👩🎓👨🎓⠀
She writes, "I could never have afforded to move to Italy without the grant the EU gave me. I would never have learned Italian, a language I love, or discovered the same passion I have for the country’s literature, cinema and art. I would never have developed the confidence you gain from having to navigate the complex bureaucracy of another country, or from being cross-examined in front of a packed lecture theatre in a foreign language about the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. I would not have seen Sicily, or Venice, or Sardinia in the company of so many new friends. [...] I treasure all of it and will carry it with me for the rest of my days. It’s all part of the life experience of living in another country, and that is a gift. It’s a beautiful thing to mix with other cultures, especially when you’re young."⠀
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Hoy he desayunado con los bocatas gourmets de Valentina que quería probar desde hace un montón de tiempo 🇮🇹 Una brioche artesana con relleno de ricotta y chocolate y la forma típica de un moñete, que es justamente el nombre del puesto de Valentina: @monetesfoodmadrid en el Mercado de Antón Martín 🍫 Es muy recomendable tomarlo junto a un auténtico café espresso Illy ☕ #ItalianTaste
I have to be honest, I don’t buy many cookbooks but I received this as a gift and boy was I blown away.
The moment I opened the cover I was transported back in time to old school Brooklyn....Bensonhurst to be exact.
How incredibly amazing and special it is to see a cookbook specifically about where I grew up and still live today. Daniel Paterna does an outstanding job of capturing all of the people and shops that make Bensonhurst an Italian enclave. The story is incredible and the recipes in between are nostalgic.
He does it for the same reason we all do it, we can’t let it go. It’s ingrained in our DNA. We have to preserve our culture. For the ones that came before us, for ourselves and for the ones who will come after us.
I say it all the time, if we don’t keep it going we’re going to lose it forever. Get in the kitchen, roll up your sleeves, learn the recipes, hear the stories and pass it down.
Everyone have a great weekend 🇮🇹
Exactly a year ago I meet that wonderful man who not only turned out to be my life partner but also my best friend. He motivates me every day to be a better me, he is right next to me always when I need him. He's the man I'd follow to the end of the cliff.
Thank you for supporting my dreams
Thank you for pushing me to do the things I'd normally be to lazy to do
Thank you for being so patient with me
Thank you for being such a great teacher
Thank you for being an awesome cook
Thank you for all those small things that make me smile every day
Thank you for every kiss on the forehead
Thank you for the yoghurt that you leave everyday on the night table before you leave to work and every coffe cup you make just before I leave to work
Time is going to pass by, a lot of thinks will change, a lot of people will leave my side but my love to you will only grow.
I love you so much @migliolifranca 💙 💙 💙 💙
THE GODFATHER HERO from @paninishoppe is ALL you need. 😎🇮🇹
🔥 Prosciutto, capocollo, sopressata, salami, pepperoni, our homemade fresh mozzarella, arugula, mortadella and roasted peppers with balsamic vinaigrette.
🌆: Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC
Picture this: 2 Sloane Rangers stranded on the unfamiliar terrain of Central London having been turned away from @circolopopolare 😡😢 Luckily, @oldishgambino has an encyclopaedic of Greek Street and led us to @linastores posthaste —
We were sat downstairs and recommended to order 3 dishes to share as cicchetti, so naturally we ordered 2 starters, 4 pastas, and 2 puddings 😋— Pictured above we have (i) 30-Egg Taglioni with Truffle; (ii) Pici with Umbrian Sausage (personal fave); and (iii) Ricotta and Herb Gnudi —
Simply can’t beat fresh pasta, and Lina Stores in particular have been hand-making their pasta in store everyday since 1944!!!