15.0% Ice Cream Spoon

It is not an easy task to try to scoop out the rock hard frozen ice cream straight out of the freezer. The spoon they give you at the store seems too fragile and the regular spoon may hurt your hand. You may experience a psychic spoon bending! But you can’t wait till your ice … Continue reading

Icecream displays: design and advanced technology conceived by Delineodesign

  Creamy and colourful: this is how the Italian and International makers of artisan gelato display their countless ice cream flavours. Delineodesign – the dynamic industrial design firm based in Veneto and led by Giampaolo Allocco  – has developed Lunette, the innovative gelato display case built by the Italian manufacturer IFI. The case offers complete … Continue reading

A Walk Around Cheese: Italy, Piedmont, from September 16 to 19, 2011

  Cheese is back in Bra, Piedmont, Italy from September 16 to 19, 2011. The international biennial event organized by the City of Bra and Slow Food is now in its eighth edition. Cheese unfolds around the streets of Bra’s historic center, and the open-air stalls, food kiosks, live entertainment and opportunities for tasting and … Continue reading

Y1, the Iperespresso coffee machine dedicated to Generation Y wins the “best of the best 2011” reddot design award

Y1 FrancisFrancis for illy, the illycaffè coffee machine for Iperespresso dedicated to the new generations, hits the annual mark at the International reddot design award, by winning the “best of the best 2011” prize in the household appliances category. The Y1 machine has been selected by a distinguished jury of design experts, well known at international level, among other … Continue reading

Carpigiani Gelato University, a school for aspiring ice-cream makers

The renowned Italian ice cream has its own “university” that is attracting thousands of would-be gelatieri drawn by the allure of serving a product that people love to eat coupled with the economic benefits of running a gelato business. Leonardo Scacchetti dreams of turning his café here to outside management so he can open a gelato … Continue reading

Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2010

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines they’ve reviewed over the past 12 months and select the most exciting for their Top 100. This annual list, which debuted in 1988, reflects significant trends, spotlights successful regions and recognizes outstanding producers. In 2010, they reviewed more than 15,800 new releases from around the world in blind … Continue reading

World’s most expensive omelette for £90

Boisdale, a central London restaurant favoured by Conservative MPs, has put a crab, lobster, asparagus and truffle omelette on its menu, costing about ten times the price of a normal omelette. The star ingredient, apart from the expensive filling, are gulls’ eggs, a particularly rich egg that is only allowed to be eaten for a … Continue reading

Too good to be true

Wasara elevates disposable tableware to a new level. The earth-conscious product, designed by japanese design studio Simplicity (Shinichiro Ogata), is made from tree-free renewable materials: bamboo, reed pulp and sugar cane fiber and is fully biodegradable and compostable. The sturdy and simple designs fit comfortably into one’s hand. Isn’t it beautiful? Hopefully it will be soon available … Continue reading