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Books

Food On Shelves: Itineraires D'Un Cuisine Contemporaine

The bilingual magazine Itinéraires d'une cuisine contemporaine portrays 10 chefs, mostly from different countries
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Food

Arthur Arbesser’s Grocery List

We asked Arthur Arbesser, Austrian fashion designer and Milanese by adoption, to share his grocery list
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Drink

A drink at 7pm: Marcello Di Capua’s Vitovska by Marko Fon

Marcello Di Capua, class of ‘69, is a partner at Lawdis, the legal studio he founded in 1999 with his wife Raffaella Fortunato
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Places

Best Pizza: Yann Debelle de Montby’s Black Pizza at Nene, Shanghai.

Yann Debelle de Montby was born in Morocco and grew up in France. He currently lives in Shanghai
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People

Sharing table with Silvia Tofani aka Sylvia

We shared a table with Silvia Tofani and with her stream of consciousness that she empowers through music
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Film

Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006)

When Frank (Steve Carell) moves in with his sister’s family, it’s clear that something terrible has happened. It’s the beginning of the movie
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Food

Ivan Carvalho’s Grocery List

We asked Ivan Carvalho, Milan correspondent for Monocle magazine and wine passionate, to share his grocery list with us so we could get to know him better.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Rene Mesman

The Amsterdam based photographer Rene Mesman creates clean still life images starting from food to end up with the most unusual combinations.
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People

Sharing table with Licia Florio

We shared a table with Licia Florio and with her positive vibes towards beauty and lifestyle. Milanese adoption and yoga lover
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Books

Food on Shelves: Les Dîners de Gala by Salvador Dalì

Apparently, artist Salvador Dalì was very passionate about food and had wanted to be a Chef ever since he was a child.
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Drink

A drink at 7pm: Luca Arnaboldi’s Moscow Mule

Luca Arnaboldi is a Senior Partner at Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato in Milan and has been with the firm since the beginning of his career.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Nicholas Barclay

Nicholas Barclay is an art director and graphic designer working in Sydney. He has made a name for himself in the world of art and illustration with his clever and catchy designs.
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People

Sharing table with Maurizio Galimberti

We shared a table with Maurizio Galimberti who told us about his obsession for photography and fragmentation.
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Places

Best Pizza: Martino Gamper’s Margherita Integrale at EF Bakery, London.

Martino Gamper is an Italian designer, now based in London.
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Food

Paola Clerico’s Grocery List

We asked Paola Clerico, curator and art consultant for projects such as Case Chiuse, Lira Hotel and Art at Work, to share her grocery list with us so we could get to know her better.
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Film

Food on Screen: taste of Western Part. 1

In 1903, the American frontier was officially closed and the western genre arrived in cinemas with the film The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter).
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Drink

A Drink at 7pm: Nathalie Jean’s Klinec

Anybody who hangs out on Via Solferino in Milan will be familiar with Nathalie Jean’s boutique.
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Drink

A Drink at 7pm: Dimitri Russo’s PIMM’S

Dimitri Russo is a private investigator. He has been part of the Pisacco family for a long time now, so we asked him to share his story with us and tell us why, of all the drinks, he goes for PIMM’S.
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Books

Food on Shelves: The Gourmand

The Gourmand is a biannual food and culture magazine founded in 2011 by David Lane and Marina Tweed.
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Art

Coming Soon: StraightUp@ExtraDry

ExtraDry is an exhibition of video art born from the desire to draw contemporary art out from its usual expositive spaces and onto the walls at Dry, Via Solferino 33, and the new Dry, Viale Vittorio Veneto 28, in Milan.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Carl Kleiner

Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner has a real passion for rational, still-life imagery.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Nico Therin

Nico Therin is a Los Angeles based visual artist who specializes in advertising photography.
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A Drink at 7pm: Dimitri Russo’s PIMM’S

Dimitri Russo is a private investigator. Since 2004, he has run the company Gruppo Investigativo, which handles corporate investigations, intelligence and security. He has been part of the Pisacco family for a long time now, so we asked him to share his story with us and tell us why, of all the drinks, he goes for PIMM’S.

“I am a sports enthusiast with a passion for motorbikes and, ever since I was a child watching Westerns, I have always supported the weaker side. Back then it was the Indians, now I’m mad about Torino F.C.

My day starts at 8:30 in one of the Gruppo Investigativo offices (Turin or Milan) and apart from a break for an hour of fitness and breakfast, I dedicate my whole day to managing the company.

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I have to thank a dear friend of mine for introducing me to Pisacco. It has become my second kitchen in Milan, a discreet and tranquil spot that I can bring guests to and discuss work as well. DRY for me represents fun and relaxation. There’s no talking about work here but only laughter and making plans inbetween pizza and ice-cream. It’s the moment for that healthy messing around that helps you concentrate better during the day. 

PIMM’S was a revelation for me. A friend introduced me to it in an international hotel in Tel Aviv. It had been described to me as a feminine cocktail but I reject labels and stereotypes so I decided to order one. It was love at first sip, rich in flavour, fresh, fruity and not too strong. Nowadays I mostly drink it on Friday evenings when it’s hot outside. 

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I was once drinking this cocktail in a well-known café in Turin and two ladies struck, I assume, by its appearance – it is loaded with fruit and mint – wanted to ask the name and order it as well without even trying it. Before leaving the bar, we paid for their cocktails as well. The next day the cashier handed me a note from the ladies thanking me for having suggested a new experience.

I would recommend that everyone drink a PIMM’s after a motorbike ride, on a sandy beach with palm trees and a view of the sea.”

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Credits

Photographs by Alessandro Oliva