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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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Cooking Soul: Nico Therin

Nico Therin is a Los Angeles based visual artist who specializes in advertising photography. Born in southwest France, Nico moved to California, firstly for love and secondly for the waves. We wanted to catch up with him after seeing his beautiful reportage on the Tokyo fish market, the biggest in the world. On his website, he describes himself as: “Professional people watcher, amateur botanist, and a dedicated father to two imaginary pets. I believe in simplicity and I have fun because it’s always worth it.” 

How would you define your approach to photography? When did you start working with reportage photography and why?

I've always been very curious and I love learning new things. People and their relationships with one another and the world fascinates me. Photography became an excuse for me to spend time with people who have different backgrounds to me. By submerging myself in their world, I am able to learn a lot about them and also about myself. The photographs are the by-product of genuine and honest moments that I'm lucky to have shared with them.

What's the approach to the series that we’re publishing here?

On a recent trip to Tokyo, I spent a morning documenting the famous Tsukiji Fish Market after hearing that it was going to be relocated next year. Tsukiji has existed since 1935, and over 2,000 tons of fish are traded there daily (making it the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world!). The market handles over 400 different types of seafood, but it's most famous for its Bluefin tuna auction. Since the market currently occupies valuable real estate in the heart of Tokyo, it is set to be relocated to Toyosu, about a mile-and-a-half away, making way for resort builders and casino operators who plan to develop the site in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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Do you have a passion for Japan?

Japan is fascinating, it's been my favourite destination for the past few years. The people are incredibly welcoming and dedicated. When I moved to LA at the age of 22 (from a tiny coastal city in France), the culture shock hit me as soon as I stepped out of the airport and it was so vivid and real. I find myself having the same feeling when I'm in Japan - it feels like a whole new world to explore and understand.

What's your relationship with food?

I love discovering new foods and flavours, but the thing that interests me the most about food is why someone makes a certain dish and the story behind it. I think it's fascinating that food can trigger certain memories and feelings, so knowing about the chef and his or her influences interests me. 

You are based in Los Angeles. What's your favourite restaurant in the city?

Gjelina. They have the best everything. 

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Credits

Photographs by Nico Therin