Michela Becchi

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Laureata in letteratura inglese, dopo tre anni trascorsi a Londra torna a Roma per il Master in Comunicazione e Giornalismo Enogastronomico della Gambero Rosso Academy. In forze al Gambero Rosso dal 2015, lavora principalmente per il sito internet versione italiana e inglese, ma collabora anche con le guide e il mensile. Assaggiatrice di olio extravergine di oliva, appassionata di caffè, ha una predilezione per le tematiche ambientali, le tradizioni gastronomiche e il riciclo creativo in cucina. Piatto preferito: pane e olio.

History and typical products of English afternoon tea

Pastries, finger sandwiches, lots of tea but also a fine glass of Champagne: what's mandatory in the English afternoon tea ritual.

Nov. 19 2020

Fortune cookies: history, origins and success of the Japanese treats

We first came to know them through American films, then in the Chinese restaurants of Europe. But the famous cookies containing prophecies are actually a Japanese specialty. Here's the whole story.

Nov. 17 2020

Marzipan: history, recipes and variations of the typical sweet pastry of Sicily

Colourful and tasty fruit-shapes in Sicily, lucky pigs in Germany, cakes for tea in Great Britain: here are the many variations of famous marzipan.

Nov. 16 2020

Tinned meat: history of the iconic canned product

There was one case, in which it even fed crews trapped in the ice for two years: the story of legendary tinned meat.

Nov. 16 2020

History, tales and success of gingerbread men

Christmas cookies are now known everywhere with their English name, gingerbread men. Their origin, in fact, can be traced back to the Elizabethan court. But not only...

Nov. 13 2020

The prison restaurant also offers take-out: the story of Clink in London

Located within Brixton Prison is a veritable restaurant, which, due to the safety regulations linked to Covid-19, has decided to focus on take-out. The prison inmates are cooking the food.

Oct. 10 2020

In Monza the new “Autism Friendly” Coop market dedicated to people affected with autism

Redeveloping an abandoned area thus facilitating shopping for autistic people, so as to make it part of a daily routine. Here is the ambitious project of the new Monza Coop.

Sep. 17 2020

Food gelatin: history, uses in cooking and recipes

Canned meat, puddings, aspic: food gelatin is a valid ally in the kitchen to thicken preparations. But for those who don't want to eat animal products, there are also plant-based options.

Sep. 10 2020

Lula Farms, the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse is in Montreal

The Lula Farms farm boasts 4 urban greenhouses in Montreal, but only the latest one inaugurated is the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world. The whole story.

Sep. 08 2020

…last meals. The exhibition in New York on the book that narrates the last meals of the sentenced to death

Burger and fries, candy, a red apple. These are some of the last requests from death row inmates in US prisons, now collected in a book and exhibition.

Sep. 04 2020
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