Letters from Italy

#StayAtHome Weekly Voguish :: Rome, March 20


#coronavirus lifestyle update
Nearly through the work and school week. Most of European countries have enforced some form of lockdown while in New York, museums, libraries and restaurants have shut down indefinitely… T’s Guide to Staying at Home, and Making the Best of It

Gear Up
How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer – Properly scrubbing your hands is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and viruses, and to ensure you don’t get sick yourself…

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
― Laurie Colwin

Staple Food
How the Potato Changed the World – “This root [the potato], no matter how much you prepare it, is tasteless and floury. It cannot pass for an agreeable food, but it supplies a food sufficiently abundant and sufficiently healthy for men who ask only to sustain themselves. The potato is criticized with reason for being windy, but what matters windiness for the vigorous organisms of peasants and laborers?” Denise Diderot, Encyclopedia (1751-1765)

Table virtuelle
Pendant le confinement, le monde gastronomique continue (presque) de tourner… Initiatives, anecdotes, recettes, lectures, témoignages…

Visual Culture
Portraits of fruits and vegetables spilling colored smoke… by Maciek Jasik ‘The Secret Lives of Fruits and Vegetables’ [Book]

Games and Puzzles to Keep You and Your Family Entertained – There are a lot of hours in the day to be filled and they don’t all have to be spent in front of the TV or tablet (although there’s nothing wrong with that!)…

Elimination of Boat Traffic in Venice Attracts Wildlife and Creates Clear Water in the Canals

Photo Credits
Face Mask Cover – Photo by Captionery on Unsplash
Masked emoticon – Photo by visuals on Unsplash
Potatoes – Photo by Martin Mejia / AP Images
Celeriac – Photo by Maciek Jasik

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