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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: Rene Mesman

The Amsterdam based photographer Rene Mesman creates clean still life images starting from food to end up with the most unusual combinations. In this article we asked him more about this unique passion as he produces new species such as a “pinefish”, “berriebeans” or “peachrooms”.

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How would you define your approach to food photography?

My approach to food photography is to keep it natural. If it is a recipe or an abstract photo, it is still nice if you get a natural feeling. With the abstract work I try to focus on the beauty of food or on the surrealistic side. With the surrealist images I like it that you can not see at first what you are looking at, but it still feels familiar. A second look will give you a different perspective. Usually I work with food-stylist Claartje Lindhout on these projects.

When did you start working with food? Why?

The first food project was making a landscape out of food. It was so amazing what happened when we started creating the landscapes. The food turned into nature and objects and it became surreal. This was a great inspiration and since then we did several food projects together from cookbooks to art.

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What's the concept behind the series?

The series was shot for a food lab that develops food. We combined food to create 'new food' that would inspire them.

Are you a food passionate or you're just fascinated by its aesthetics?

Both, I love eating out and I love the beauty of nature. It is so amazing what happens if you focus on the aesthetics with photography.

You also work with interiors, travels, still life in general. What's your favorite subject?

I am very happy that I work on a diversity of subjects. This keeps my work very interesting.

You are based in Amsterdam. What's your favorite restaurant in the city?

Difficult, the quality of the restaurants has gone up so much over the past years that I have many favourites. If I have to choose one it would be Rijsel (http://rijsel.com/).

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Credits

Photographs by Rene Mesman