Just watched the (great) new Netflix documentary series, "Chef's Table." Show #1 is about Bottura.
Massimo is the most important chef in Italy as you know and an engaging personality who contributes in large ways. His Modena restaurant is ranked #3 in the world and he is beloved by fans everywhere.
After showing how Massimo organized 40,000 people around the world to buy parmigiano that was in jeopardy after the Modena earthquake and use it in a special recipe he concocted, an Italian authority talks about how when Massimo started he was hated in Italy by the people. He was a revolutionary! Off with his head!
So of course I couldn't help but think of Piazzolla enduring what he did from Argentines in his years of being a pariah.
Courage of your convictions, artistic people!
I've noticed there is a constant when you see tv shows of top chefs visiting Argentina, by the way: they can't believe how fantastic it is to eat food simply cooked on an open fire. Assado becomes their favourite new word.
One American cooking show went there and focussed on the 7 different kinds of open fire used for cooking in Argentina. Fascinating and terrific food for thought.
Of course I have tango music playing in my mind as I watch, even though folklore fights to take over and then I want to reach for my boleadoras after I see them pulling fish out of the lake and cooking them over the camp fire under the stars.
Did you know that the next-best thing about Argentina after tango is cooking with fire? Of course you did.
I don't eat meat, so most Argentines think there is something very wrong with me. Off with his head!
Inspiration for Animation
Walt Disney is usually associated with early animated films, but Disney is said to have been inspired by the Argentine filmmaker Quirino Cristiani.
About Tending To Your Music
Or Did You Think These Quotations Were About Gardening?
(A Good DJ is Always Re-Visiting Opinions and Habits, no? And "growing" new playlists)
...requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
... is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the ... (library)
It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening (dj-ing). You have got to love your ... whether you like it or not.
The Tango Trance
Seek it, and it will elude you;
Talk about it in too much detail
and it will haunt you evily.
Live for it, and you will die many deaths.
Treasure it, but don't hold onto it.
Dance with love and freedom
and it will embrace you.
Be vulnerable, and feel it's power.
As always, thanks for reading!
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