While Carla was here, there was a special degustazione. I was so blessed to have been able to try this very special meal and I will forever treasure this experience. Thank you Carla and Gaita- a great team
And this Lardo which I discovered from Gaita and Carla in the Casa Artusi class.
Previous entry: Casa Artusi The Tale of Two Chefs March 4, 2014
Carla and Gaita used it when making the dough for the Piadina ( Romagna style bread ).
From Marga Binamira ” It’s the lard that is rendered from the fat specifically around the loin. Or to be gross about it, the taba of the liempo. Hahaha. But it is the highest grade of lard and there’s no “porky” taste or smell. Excellent for deep frying (french fries, crispy pata) or baking (ensaymadas, etc.) and cooking.”
I am so lucky to have attended the Casa Artusi class last year with Carla and Gaita! I really enjoyed it! It’s actually not that hard! The key is to just have the best and freshest ingredients and just mix them together Learn from the two masters – Carla and Gaita
I wrote an article about it and I also documented it here.
Gaita is always very generous in sharing and she always shares the recipes. Its also different to watch them and learn from them so sign up for the upcoming class this coming March 10. Its different to listen to the two of them, and to hear stories in between and to taste the food with wine and to dine and meet with other students and …..and….. and
Resounding a clear siren for tolerance, equality and unconditional love, Diesel launches its SS2015 advertising campaign.
This is Diesel’s New Year’s resolution. It’s rising above, it’s tolerance, inclusiveness, LOVE in the largest most unconditional sense possible. As Nicola Formichetti explains, “It’s elevating yourself. Elevating your spirit. Whatever it takes, however you do it. Wherever you are.”
Conceived by creative director Nicola Formichetti and styled by Anna Trevelyan, the campaign will run with the hashtag #DieselHigh because of its provocative and optimistic implications—urging to live life in the moment and to enjoy the ride.
As Nicola says, “There are so many crazy things happening now that you don’t see people just having fun anymore. The challenge was to work with an avant-garde photographer, Nick Knight, and get him to do something he’s rarely done – which is shoot people smiling. It feels spontaneous, like they are selfies and he’s just the one snapping the photo.”
The DNA of Diesel and the re-ignition that began with #DieselReboot evolves into #DieselHigh. #DieselReboot was about individuals celebrating their unique point of view and celebrating their creativity. From there, we moved on to the new communities in #WeAreConnected and now, we are creating a powerful, positive new energy for the world with #DieselHigh.
Artistic Director: Nicola Formichetti
Creative Director: Jacob Wildschiødtz
Photographer: Nick Knight
In the Philippines, Diesel is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. – a member of The SSI Group – and is located at The Power Plant Mall, Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Estancia Mall.
Thank you to Alex Ong and Alicia Sy for inviting me to the Lafite Grand Launch Wine Dinner at Nobu
Chef Zachary Hillery is a decorated chef with more than 15 years of professional culinary experience. He is the Executive Chef at Nobu City of Dreams Manila. We had a wonderful meal prepared by him that evening
Just the appetisers alone we were already so satisfied!
Spirited, playful and a little naughty. Introducing the men’s and women’s Calvin Klein Jeans for Spring 2015. A celebration of American youth culture.
Unisex, tough and sensual. Streetwear mixed with a sporty, athletic vibe and the pure, pared down urban edge of Calvin Klein Jeans. An expression of individuality and gender play.
Desaturated contrasts. Denim is broken in, washed down and finished with powdered surfaces; seamed and blocked in subtle contrasts of cement and grey or pale blue and chalk. Key elements of the ‘Conceal’ program continue: Ergonomic details have been reworked with minimal, simplified stitching, eliminated seams and integrated pockets. Textural combinations are provocative: athletic mesh, metalized jersey and semi-transparent, plastic nylons mixed with powered denim and cotton shirting. The palette, anchored with washed-out black, bleached blue, heather grey, cement and white, has unexpected touches of metallic rose gold.
Key looks for her include a metalized, plastic bomber jacket worn over a black athletic cotton crop tank and a powdery, bleached blue, high-waisted boyfriend jean – to provocatively reveal a little skin. A denim boyfriend jacket in washed-out black paired with a grey, semi-transparent plasticized hoodie over a white leather a line skirt – playful and uncompromising. For him, the slim straight and the taper jean are worn with relaxed denim shirts and loose fitting jackets. For both, the iconic ‘90’s ‘Calvin Klein’ logo is reworked and reclaimed. Cropped boyfriend tees for her and slouchy tees for him – and logoed cotton stretch underwear for both.
Calvin Klein Jeans Accessories
Athletic inspired accessories from gym bags to back packs in mesh or washed leather complete the sporty urban street vibe.
Calvin Klein Underwear
Feminine yet confident. An iconic slip dress, bodysuit or bra and underwear, reworked in embroidered black lace and sensually paired with leather and denim. For men, the new mesh Air FX reinforces the athletic vibe of the season, while the latest bold logo program, Intense Power, makes a statement – both offered in cotton and microfiber.
CALVIN KLEIN JEANS & CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR HOSTED EXCLUSIVE EVENT IN MANILA
Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear hosted an exclusive event last November 2014 at Whitespace in Manila.
The invitation-only event featured a musical performance by alternative rock band Callalily, along with a special set by DJ Mikhail Schemm and DJ Emel Rowe. The unique event also included a live model installation featuring models wearing key looks from the Spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear lines.
Notable guests in attendance and wardrobed in Calvin Klein Jeans included Anton del Rosario, Rachelle Daquis, Charles Tiu, Jake Letts, Mike Concepcion, David Guison, Bea Soriano, Martine Cajucom, Bea Santiago and Sam Richelle. Other notables in attendance included Gionna Cabrera, Mayenne Carmona, Anna Sobrepena, Cristina Gomez, Jed Lim, Rima Ostwani, Tedrick Yao, Miguel Rodriguez, Sambie Rodriguez, Chris Badiola, Charmaine Palermo, Christian Busby and Chelsea Robato, among others.
In the Philippines, Calvin Klein Jeans is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of the SSI Group – and is located at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, Bonifacio High Street Central, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Robinson’s Place Midtown, Magnolia Town Center, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, and Abreeza Mall Davao City.
Calvin Klein Underwear is also exclusively distributed by SSI and is located at Greenbelt 5, The Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Bonifacio High Street, The Podium, Rustan’s Makati, 158 Designer’s Boulevard Alabang Town Center, Robinson’s Place Midtown, Rustan’s Cebu, Inside CK Jeans Store in Century City Mall, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Mall of Asia, and Abreeza Mall Davao City.
Thank you to the Starbucks Team for a wonderful lunch
And to the Gourmet Garage team[email_link]