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“Penny Dreadful: between Blood and Wine”

The series takes its name from the nineteenth-century publications of the same name, the dreadful pennies, and inspired by the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore, the series intertwines the origins of horror literature characters such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray (the only note I have to do is the error, once again, of the hair colour alas), Dr. Jekyll, Count Dracula, werewolves, witches and vampires, all of whom are grappling with their creepy madness in Victorian London.

I really like the scenes because they remind me of a huge theatre, with the pictorial poetry of some sequences to make this show a product of rare workmanship and emotion.

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* Cornish pie

(The recipe is from my English friend, John)

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 125g chilled and diced butter

  • 125g lard

  • 500g plain flour, plus extra

  • 1 beaten egg

For the filling

Method

Rub the butter and lard into the flour with a pinch of salt using your fingertips or a food processor, then blend in 6 tbsp cold water to make a firm dough. Cut equally into 4, then chill for 20 mins.

Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Mix together the filling ingredients with 1 tsp salt. Roll out each piece of dough on a lightly floured surface until large enough to make a round about 23cm across – use a plate to trim it to shape…

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“Penny Dreadful: fra Sangue & Vino”

La serie prende il nome dalle omonime pubblicazioni del XIX secolo, i penny dreadful, e ispirandosi a La Lega degli Straordinari Gentlemen di Alan Moore, la serie intreccia le origini di personaggi della letteratura horror come Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray (unico appunto che devo fare è l’errore, ancora una volta, del colore di capelli ahimè), Dr. Jekyll, il conte Dracula, licantropi, streghe e vampiri, i quali sono alle prese con la loro follia raccapricciante nella Londra vittoriana.

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«Stai cercando di minacciarmi con la morte?! Se vuoi spaventarmi, minacciami con la vita.»[1]

27_penny dreadful Graphic by: Gioia

*Cornish pie
(La ricetta è del mio amico inglese, John)

Ingredienti:

Ripieno
-450 g di macinato di manzo
– sale q.b.
-1 cipolla grande fatta a fettine sottili
-175 g di patate pelate e tagliate molto sottili
-150 g di carote pelate e tagliate sottili
-2 cucchiai di brodo di manzo
-pepe, una spolverata generosa

Pastry:
-350 di farina 00
-100 g di strutto+15 g di burro morbido
-150 ml di acqua
– 1 uovo medio sbattuto per lucidare

Preparazione:

Preriscaldiamo il forno a 220 gradi. E procuriamoci una teglia di 33×23 cm. Inseriamo tutti gli ingredienti del ripieno in una ciotola, li mescoliamo per bene e insaporiamo con sale e pepe.
Per preparare la pastry, invece, inseriamo la farina e lo strutto in un robot da cucina…

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A Dip in the Classics · Books and Other Pleasures

Classics: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

Dorian decides to remain young forever, beautiful forever. He is willing to pay a very high price for this, and I am sure that we are all ready to judge him, to point him out as superficial, diabolic, to rise up on the pulpit and declare ourselves better than him.
But if we were given the opportunity to get away from all sin, infraction, slander? If a painting could pay for our sins? Would we still be so moralistic? Would we still be anchored to our judgment?

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Immagine“What of Art?
-It is a malady.
–Love?
-An Illusion.
–Religion?
-The fashionable substitute for Belief.
–You are a sceptic.
-Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
–What are you?
-To define is to limit.” 
[1]

Friday, June 20 1890, Oscar Wilde prints the first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray: the extraordinary story of the young Dorian who lives in the Victorian London and who loves beauty above anything else. The novel is still considered today the manifesto of the aestheticism and the poetics of art for art’s sake, for which artistic expression is free and independent of the principles of morality.

“The world has changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”[2]

tumblr_inline_oaa8079aum1riixvp_5001890, yet there could not be more contemporary romance! Isn’t the age  we live in based on the image? Is not the appearance to count…

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“Penny Dreadful: between Blood and Wine”

* Cornish pie (The recipe is from my English friend, John)   Ingredients For the pastry 125g chilled and diced butter 125g lard 500g plain flour, plus extra 1 beaten egg For the filling 350g beef skirt or chuck steak, finely chopped 1 large onion finely chopped 2 medium potatoes peeled, thinly sliced 175g swede peeled, finely diced 1… Continue reading “Penny Dreadful: between Blood and Wine”

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“Penny Dreadful: fra Sangue & Vino”

«Stai cercando di minacciarmi con la morte?! Se vuoi spaventarmi, minacciami con la vita.»[1]   *Cornish pie (La ricetta è del mio amico inglese, John) Ingredienti: Ripieno -450 g di macinato di manzo - sale q.b. -1 cipolla grande fatta a fettine sottili -175 g di patate pelate e tagliate molto sottili -150 g di… Continue reading “Penny Dreadful: fra Sangue & Vino”

A Dip in the Classics

Classics: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

“What of Art? -It is a malady. --Love? -An Illusion. --Religion? -The fashionable substitute for Belief. --You are a sceptic. -Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. --What are you? -To define is to limit.” [1]       Friday, June 20 1890, Oscar Wilde prints the first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray: the… Continue reading Classics: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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I Classici: “Il ritratto di Dorian Gray”

"Gli piace indubbiamente" rispose Lord Henry. "A chi non piacerebbe? È una delle migliori opere dell'arte moderna. Vi offro in cambio tutto quello che vi piaccia chiedermi. Desidero possederla." "Non mi appartiene, Henry." "E di chi è?" "Di Dorian, naturalmente" rispose il pittore. "Fortunato mortale!" "Com'è tragico" mormorò Dorian Gray, gli occhi fissi sul suo… Continue reading I Classici: “Il ritratto di Dorian Gray”