Letters from Italy

Rome, March 29 :: Healthy(ish) Gluttony… Quarantine Reading Routine

Farfalle pasta Photo by Orsola Ciriello Kogan

Feeling sad? There’s a carb for that
Pasta Shapes For Your Emotional State. Untold varieties of pasta exist beyond classics like spaghetti and penne, and each serves a different sentiment. Take Farfalle (butterfly or bow tie), eat them when you’re wanting to feel like Mariah Carey but can’t afford to actually feel like Mariah Carey… (Bon AppĂ©tit)

“When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along with an FM broadcast of the overture to Rossini’s ‘The Thieving Magpie,’ which has to be the perfect music for cooking pasta.” ― Haruki Murakami

Quarantine Art Club
5 Online Art Challenges to Help You to Stay Creative and Connected During Coronavirus Lockdown. Morning quarantine drawing class… (My Modern Met)

No gluten? No problem
Whether you’re gluten-free
or not, these desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth… (Bon AppĂ©tit)

Budget friendly
When money is tight and the going gets tough, no need to worry: believe it or not, there are plenty of common and affordable superfoods available at supermarkets everywhere… (One Green Planet)

Back of the pantry: five Australian chefs share their storeroom recipes… (The Guardian)

Wellness Superdrink
Uncovering Amakaze, a microcosm of Japanese culinary history. First developed in the Kofun period (around 250 to 538AD), amazake was originally a food fermentation and preservation technique… (BBC Travel)

Covid Times
Configuring your own home office space often requires a bit of flexibility and ingenuity. And now that millions of workers worldwide are required to work from home while on self-quarantine… (Fortune)

What’s It Like to Be a Bartender Right Now? As New York has become one of the epicenters of the crisis, most in the bar industry feel they’ve been given a choice: to keep fighting, or… (Punch Drink)

Health &…
Ditching My Running App Was the Best Decision for My Mental Health. “Being present” is a giant buzz word and I’ve learned that this can even apply to our workouts… (She Knows)

No nights out. No sports. No nothing. So how do we connect with other human beings and spend all of that extra free time we’ve been given?… (Bored Panda)

Photo credits
Collage + Farfalle Pasta – Photo by Orsola Ciriello Kogan
Dessert – Photo by Kobby Mendez on Unsplash
Bartender – Photo by Jakub Dziubak on Unsplash