“Knock – Knock : Murder or Treat?”

provide yourself with the S’mores Lollipop * and other mouth-watering treats, with a beautiful face mask (one of those that…. if you open the door with that cucumber smeared on your face you are more scarying than if you wore a full Halloween costume), and make sure that there is still a daylight, or someone in your home that can protect you from the psychological anxiety that this show generates.

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Halloween has always been one of my favourite celebrations!

I know, I know, is not an Italian custom. giphy8So what? I celebrate it anyway. It will be for my penchant for the theatre but the idea of dressing up and walk around with a different face for a night in which everything-can-happen, it’s something I really like!

I’m glad that in recent years it is also spreading here and that some children come knocking for the traditional “trick or treat?”; It will not be a little make-up and fun to make us lose our cultural identity !!
What I hope is not going to be imported along with the festivities and costumes by creatures of the night, it is the incredible spear in murders that take place on the night of October 31.
I don’t think it’s the party itself to blame, whilst the possibility for murderers to blend…

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“Lost, Club Sandwich and Beer”

In March internet was off for a few days and so, with my roommate, I decided it was time to focusing the attention on the box set for the SIX seasons of LOST. TODAY, May 28th, I agree with myself and what I wrote in this article: Lost remains the most beautiful TV series (seasons 1-3) with the ugliest ending ever … ..
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Let me play it safe: I’m not objective when I have to talk about LOST, for me it should be seen and reviewed and revised again in Winter, Spring, Fall and Summer !
It is, despite the millions of productions seen in the elapsed time, still my favourite TV series (even with the worst final ever, almost as bad as “Batman vs. Superman”).

Flashback, flashforward, mysteries, brilliant characters!

Many characters!

Many many characters!

Too many characters!

However, if among you there is still some muggle who has not seen this amazing TV series, I suggest you to watch it combined with the summer sun, a nice club sandwich * and a cold beer, possibly Dharma, but alternatively a Schönramer Saphir Bock will be fine as well. If you are on an island it is just perfect, but for those who stayed in the city or country, my suggestion is to…

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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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“Tuna Tartare, White Wine & Revenge”

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Thesea sparkling wave crests breaking on the rocks , the breeze that dangles the swings , children chasing each other with bucket and spade , the iodine smell on the warm skin ,
the happy lull of lazy rest of the summer , are the ideal setting for a terrace at sunset , a glass ofGewurztraminer , and a delicious fresh tuna tartare * , to be tasted on a comfortable wicket sofa on a terrace at sunset.
giphy7It would be the perfect scenery for a romantic evening , with a few citronella candles to avoid being eaten by tigers mosquitoes , but if you were to be the single case-hardened ( for yours or others choice) , then I have a fantastic alternative for you !
Perhaps because of the luxurious holiday location in the Hamptons , the TV series “Revenge” has always made me…

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“Power, Seduction, Wine… other Wiiiine!!!”

Tomorrow!!!!

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Winter is coming.

Ok , not quite, we’re just in July, but I like to be prepared .
And since , unlike the Summer, Winter is very long , it is better to care for themselves with all 6 ( for now, but is supposed to be 8 ) seasons of Game of Thrones, a nice wool blanket andlovely warm old-fashioned dish* , refill the glass and get ready for a long and exciting battle for power fought with secrets , conspiracies , seduction and wine, a lot, a lot , and a lot more, wine !

mtm5mjkwotmymdk1nzu1nje11The TV series is a result of the transposition of the fantasy saga by George RR Martin , but from the fifth season it is standing apart so much that it can now be regarded as an autonomous work. Both versions are still work in progress , but for the books’…

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“Physics , Love and Curry”

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tumblr_np7rqscsu81r4uhhfo2_250They say thatSpringis the season of love . They say. Well, I still have to find out who’s saing that but since the gardens become green again , the flowers bloom , the swallows come back , it seems to be so : love is in the air .
I do not know whether it is true or just a romantic legend , what I know for sure is that there is pollen in the air and that means that my eyes begin to shed tears , my nose to drip , my throat swells up , I begin to scratch like a monkey in rut and I’m more irritable than usual .giphy8If the formula applies to you as well [Spr+ing = Allergy²] you are in the right place because I think I have the appropriate relief for our sufferings : all we need…

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“Hannibal, Crusted Fillet And Red Wine”

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giphy2Winter,strictly . Late afternoon , when the sky is still not entirely cloaked in blacks clouds but still retains some shade of blue, and a few more overbearing stars come out .

In this atmosphere , make sure you locked the door and windows ( or on first draft which makes it slam you will leave your heart on the floor ) , and open a bottle of a good red winegiphy3 not a cardboard swiped at the supermarket , a really good one, not too sweet , I recommend theBarolowine from Piedmont: pronounced garnet colour red, at times ruby and presenting orange hues with the progress of aging ; its aroma is intense , complex and very persistent.

Pour yourself a generous glass ( not plastic ! ) and , after having prepared a delicious beef tenderloin crusted * tumblr_inline_nfxeddi3rd1svk9zc, sit on a soft…

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“Lunch with Felicity”

<<I trust you, Felicity. This is my drama: for better or for worse, I always believe in you.>>   When I used to come back from high school starving, I often had to wait for my brother to  return, hence to avoid eating the plate and the tablecloth, I used t turn on the TV … Continua a leggere “Lunch with Felicity”

“Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake (the recipe is from my English friend, John) INGREDIENTS - 2  1/2 cups all-purpose flour -2 teaspoons baking powder -1/2 teaspoon baking soda -1-1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, divided -4 medium sized medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½” pieces -1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided -1 teaspoon table … Continua a leggere “Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

“mom is always Mom”

"Mum" is, according to statistics, the most common word in the world, the first word that children pronounce, sometimes replaced by "poop", and more rarely "daddy". It is, if you are lucky like me, the person who will always stand by you, the one that does not matter how many times you will fall she … Continua a leggere “mom is always Mom”