“Welcome to Hawkins, where the strangest things happen”

Beyond Winona Ryder’s skill, Millie Bob Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Noah Schnapp (Will) and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) exceptional skills, very young and already extraordinary! Every expression, joke, action seems so real that we completely forget that we are watching a fiction.

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* Spiced potatoes with basil mayonnaise
(the recipe is from my dear friend, Anna)

Ingredients for the potatoes for 4 people:

-8 Red potatoes.
-150g Parmesan
-1 teaspoon of strong paprika.
-1 Teaspoon of dry rosemary
-1 teaspoon of pepper
-30g parsley
-Salt to taste
-50 ml Extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients for basil mayonnaise

-2 egg yolks
-Juice of half a lemon
-Salt and Pepper To Taste
-Extra virgin olive oil
-10 basil leaves

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Basil mayonnaise:

Pour the egg yolks into a bowl, add the salt and pepper, then begin to blend with an immersion blender, adding the oil slowly.
Once the mayonnaise begins to thicken, add the lemon juice too, but little by little and alternating it with the oil. Before completing, add the basil leaves, continuing to whisk, and a pinch of pepper.
Once the desired creaminess has been reached, transfer the mayonnaise to a glass jar.

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“BONES: a very SPECIAL doctor”

[2] Fun Fact: Kathy Reichs appears in a cameo in the eleventh episode of the second season, The Double Face of Faith, as Professor Constance Wright, a forensic anthropologist on Zack Addy’s graduation committee. [10] In the fifteenth episode of the second season, Murder by Murder, it is revealed that the protagonist of the Temperance Brennan books is Kathy Reichs.

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Cold borsch *
(the revisited version of the classic Ukrainian beetroot soup: a soup that has ancient origins in Ashkenazi cuisine) and broken fingers **,

* Cold borch

(I took the idea from the Expo 2015 recipe book)

Ingredients (for 4 people):

-1 kilo of Beets
– 2 liters of vegetable broth
– 1 Onions
– 1 Carrots
– 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
– 40 milligrams of lemon juice
– 100 milliliters of sour cream
– 1 pinch of Thyme
– 1 pinch of parsley



We boil the peeled beets in the broth with the onion and carrot until they are well cooked and soft. (If the beets are already boiled, they must be seasoned in a saucepan cut into small pieces, with the carrot and onion and half of the broth).
Drain the vegetables and keep the broth, blend the beets with the other vegetables, adding the…

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“A good glass of wine in one hand and a good story in the other!”

And perhaps for this reason it is read more by women than by men. Because we feel more involved, more empathetic with Minù, the aristocratic but unfortunate protagonist.

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“It was raining the night my father changed the course of my life[1]

And it was raining the night my mother handed me this book one autumn evening eight years ago. This book was recommended to her in turn by a friend, to whom her mother had given it as a gift, who had read a good review: the writer Benedetta Cibrario [2] was awarded the Campiello Prize in 2008 – and so on …

From woman to woman, this novel has come to me. I think it is a coincidence that no possessor of the Y chromosome has been mentioned, since it is a novel with no pretense of ending up in the “pink” category. A category, among other things, that I don’t particularly appreciate.

And then why pink ? Couldn’t they have been orange novels? Blue or emerald?


I take some Rossovermiglio from the cellar…

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“That extra chromosome”

I do not honestly know why this diary-book was wanted to be found by me, but I am pleased, it would be for children to read in schools to learn how diversity can be an added value.

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I am convinced that we not choose the books, they choose us.

I wonder why. Who knows how?

When last year, I accompanied a friend to Termini station, I – as always – ended up in the bookstore and by chance I took in my hands “My brother chases dinosaurs”, I was looking for something else . A lighter, more lively reading, so after reading the back cover I put it where it was.

But a few steps further and here it reappears, someone must have left it by mistake (or for me) in the wrong place, among other authors, other plots, other characters. It stood there, lost, lost. Abandoned.

I also took the light book I was looking for, but at the cashier I realized that I had no longer placed this strange novel with such a delicate plot[1], whether it was fate or distraction, I…

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“It is always (RED) tea time”

A curiosity of the TV series lies in the titles of the episodes, in fact up to the eighth of the sixth season, the word “red” or other terms that refer to color (such as “blood”, “crimson” or “cherry”) always appear. This is a clear reference to the name of serial killer Red John, who, while not appearing in all the episodes, is regularly involved in the psychological life of the protagonist. In the Italian version, the word “red” is always put in the titles, even when in the original title are found other words.

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Mini caprese with chestnuts.
(The recipe is from my dear friend, Anna

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-500g of chestnuts
-80g of salted butter
-140g granulated sugar
-60g peeled almonds
-2 eggs
-40g sweet coco
-q.b. powdered sugar
-q.b. salt


Cut the chestnuts and boil them for 20-25 minutes, peel and blend them and keep the mixture aside, then chop the almonds.
Melt the butter and separate the yolks from the white, keeping the latter aside.
Add the sugar to the egg yolks and whisk, by hand, with a whisk, then incorporate the melted butter.
Add the almonds and cocoa and continue to mix everything until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
Beat the egg whites until stiff adding a pinch of salt.
Add the blended chestnut mixture to the mixture and mix again, finally add the whipped egg whites, adding them little by little. Grease the disposable aluminum molds (The mixture should…

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“A Soundrack for llaF”

In that library I found a book that still remains one of the most poetic I have read, sitting on the big carpet eating strawberries out of season, I found myself in Vienna, between violins and loves, between music and passion

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(the recipe is mine)


Ingredients (4 – 5 people):
– strawberries, g 600
-sugar, 60 g
– lemon, 1/2 (the juice)
-liquor, 1 small glass (of the type you prefer)
– fresh whipping cream, 300 ml
– icing sugar, g 40
– 120 ml of peach juice
– 4 glasses of prosecco


Quickly wash the strawberries under running water and put them to drain. We remove the stem and cut the strawberries into small pieces.
We put the strawberries in a container, preferably glass, add the sugar, the juice of 1/2 lemon and the liqueur
We mix very gently, then cover the container with a lid or kitchen cling film. We put the strawberries in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
We take 120 ml of peach juice and mix them with the prosecco, then set aside in a cool place.

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“Yorkshire’s good manners”

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A country manor, a dog, the rustling of a curtain, high ceilings, a trilling  bell, the mail that is sorted, a butler who keeps order downstairs and a count who tries to affirm himself in a house full of women.

Don’t you have any idea of what  I’m talking about? But it is unacceptable, my dears, you should definitely fix this!

Downton Abbey, the series created by Julian Fellowes (author of “Gosford Park”) is exactly what it takes to face theFall.
Who went to England knows that the weather is almost dull and rainy, like a melancholy memory postcard. And the Fall is like this: it looks a bit like an impressionist painting where the brushstrokes are violent, thunderous but delineate a gentle, comforting landscape. Downton Abbey fits perfectly to this type of climate and atmosphere.

 “Downton Abbey” proved that drama didn’t have to be dark…or…

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“Welcome to Hawkins, where the strangest things happen”

* Spiced potatoes with basil mayonnaise(the recipe is from my dear friend, Anna) Ingredients for the potatoes for 4 people: -8 Red potatoes.-150g Parmesan-1 teaspoon of strong paprika.-1 Teaspoon of dry rosemary-1 teaspoon of pepper-30g parsley-Salt to taste-50 ml Extra virgin olive oil Ingredients for basil mayonnaise-2 egg yolks-Juice of half a lemon-Salt and Pepper … Continua a leggere “Welcome to Hawkins, where the strangest things happen”