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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

QU'EST-CE QU'UN TRÉSOR VIVANT AU JAPON?

mobile_pictureXIXth century hanakago photo roberto the roberto fabris estate.
l'été j'ouvre toutes les grandes fenêtres, je fais rentrer un peu de chaleur filtrée par les volets de chêne sombre, ceci afin d'éviter le choc thermique des saisons froides sur les murs de ma maison.
ainsi j'ai pris cette photo d'une chambre d'amis contigue à ma suite, la chambre est très lumineuse, haute de plafond avec des lignes géométriques définies par les moulures régulières.
ce qui m'a frappé cest l'adéquation entre le panier japonais, appelé "le monde" & sa grande anse en forme de cercle parfait
au Japon, ces paniers sont traditionnellement utilisés pour confectionner les arrangements floraux ou ikebana, ils sont en bamboo précieux de différentes sortes, on les nomment hanakago, ils datent de la période Edô ou Meiji comme celui-ci, parfois ils sont modernes, mais ce qui les caractérise c'est l'incroyable dessin des tressages issus d'une maîtrise ancestrale des artisans qui tressent ces objets, et qu'on appellent ici au pays du soleil levant, des "trésors vivants".rmf.#hanakago, #ikebana, #flowers, #basketry

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

j'ai deux amours mon pays et Paris

mobile_pictured'en France par Roberto
l'été nous ravit, le soleil donne son énergie en toute luberté, le bleu du ciel est un poème sans fin, il ne sert à rien de partir loin, en fait, tout est là déjà. Ce matin près de chez moi.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

today a slowfood recipe with zucchini

mobile_picturemy kitchen table photo Roberto
Question: why is it called slowfood?
Answer: cos almost every element comes from the next door food market nd will be cooked by you
Friends gave me a big zucchino from their garden. Yes, just one big enough to prepare à la provençale gratin for a whole family.
Recipe: fried onions and garlic in a pan with olive oil from Provence Alpilles, slice the zucchino in rather thin slices, keep them green so they stay crunchy but cooked, add some fresh herbs, thyme, rosemarin, zechuan pepper and salt plus grated macis, then pour the preparation in a gratin plate, whip 2 eggs with some fresh cream and grated cheese like peccorino or montasio and put in oven for 35mn at 6/7 | 180*C

why are you leaving in summer?

mobile_picturea late summer nite supper in south burgundy the top wines region in France photo roberto
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Thursday, 18 August 2016

how to be beautiful and a gold medalist in the buff in #rio_olympics_2016

mobile_picture#rio2016 #rio_olympics2016 thks media for this gorgeous pic of usa swimmer Nathan Adrian gold medalist in rio who dares strike the pose in the flesh what I love he is an american sportsman of 6ft6 with a chinese mom!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

a place to be in Provence

mobile_picturephoto thanks media.
This gorgeous though not so frenchy to me, estate of Bargemon in the Var district in south of France is the property of the über-exposed pair David Beckham the ex-soccer star and his charming wife Vicky Beckham aka Posh the ex-girlsband singer
As the late duchess de Windsor, a dowager of the happy few, said once "any good american dies in Provence" but not a chic brit as the Posh who's "château de ma mère" house just hit the top real estate international market for 2,7 millions € albeit the Becks paid 1,7 + 4 millions € for renovation of the french acienda aka a mas means a total of 5,7 result a flat minus 3 millions € for the english sellers.
Is it the beginning if the fall for the über successful british pair?

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

RECETTE : la pizza aux pommes de terre | recipe for a pizza with potatoes, yummy!

mobile_picture#pizza cum poatoes ph.roberto
hum that recipe is not a family one, in northern Venezia we don't have pizza, we eat pizza but the region food is about polenta more than pizza...But this one is simple and easy slowfood pizza to prepare, buy bread dough, fresh thyme and basilico, then work the dough as flat as you want, grate parmiggiano reggiano on it with the thyme, slice as thin as possible with mandolin or slicer the potatoes with or without their skin as you like it, is uptodate to keep vitamins and skin now, add some black olives, fresh thyme, roughly cut by hand the basilico leaves it's the way italians do, grate some more cheese, put to oven for 25mn on 6 a regular heat for a pie, pour crude vergin olive oil when the pizza is out ready. Doc my own version

Monday, 15 August 2016

un été en France profonde,

mobile_picturebanal dialogue: -where do you go this summer? -as usual I stay home, people who have homes stay at home during long summers! In France by example, the weather is rough but july and august may as well enjoy sunny days so why going away in countries where it's beautiful the whole year thru? photo roberto "Ma Bourgogne" (#south_burgundy is the top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine region)

Friday, 12 August 2016

prosecco des abysses

mobile_pictureItalians know how to surprise us, the now famous prosecco is coming from deep sea in lieu of a regular cellar, the #Abissi spumante comes in magnum too in Portofino it's the ultimate! thks media The Telegraph uk

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

looking for the top places like a Santa Fe rancho, to stay in a while


mobile_picture yes, among the best places in the world is definitely New Mexico and Silverado on this pic thanks media, is a gorgeous movie set for the eponym western but the insider leak is hitting the real market for a mere 75 millions $ okay okay it comes fully equiped to film any of your fav remake if you buy Tom Ford's Tadao Ando über-design estate in Santa Fe #silverado #santafe #tomford_estate mobile_picturethe whole estate including an aircraft landing strip.

Sunday, 07 August 2016

reflets de l'été, un marché de fruits et légumes

mobile_picture#slow_food_market photo roberto Ma Bourgogne

Friday, 05 August 2016

I LOVE DRIVERS...I MEAN THE SHOES WE CALLED DRIVERS

mobile_picture"RUE MONGE" genuine american driver shoes found in Beaune.
Beaune is a jewel city in South Burgundy and the capital of wines. These typical summer shoes are always made of the best soft leathers, di Sieve in Italy for instance ph.roberto

Thursday, 04 August 2016

Oh yes there's a day for pizza

mobile_pictureMassimo Moretti posting a veggan and napoli italian dinner table wth orvieto red wine photo roberto summer 2016