Huffpost weekend: between healthy solitude, but also hugs and vitello tonnato

A article published in the New York Times suggests that this is the right year to indulge and indulge in a vacation alone. After the pandemic, after all that time together, it might be useful for couples to get away for a while. To take some time for yourself. Which does not entirely mean separate holidays, but also the opportunity and the need to spend a few hours alone: ​​an afternoon at the pool, a day in a spa or a night in a hotel. Robert Coplan, a psychology professor at Carleton University in Canada, says stress, irritability, and nervousness could come from having little time alone. We essentially lack a bit of healthy loneliness.

An article about hugs came out in the Guardian. We all say that physical contact is one of the things we missed most in the pandemic. We try it every time we finally meet a friend: the first thing we want to do is wrap our arms around him. We would like to return to show our affection as we did before.

This piece reflects on the fact that now, after what we’ve been through, we should learn how to ask for permission to do so

Who has sinned (Feltrinelli). Anna Bailey, the author, dreamed of a career as a journalist, but then it didn’t go as she wanted. From Bristol she moved to Colorado where she ended up as a barista at Starbucks. Back in England, she wrote a novel about her experience in an anonymous American town, which she names Whistling Ridge in the book. A bestseller in publication in eight countries, which is difficult to break away from. It all begins with the disappearance of Abigail: suspicions, lies, revelations are not lacking in every chapter. The pace is fast, a thriller that seems ready to become a TV series. But in the meantime, it will make you good company under an umbrella or on the go.

Anna Bailey / Feltrinelli
Karen Page / Gribaudo

Karen Page / Gribaudo

For those who want to learn something new in the kitchen. “The grammar of veg flavors” (Gribaudo)

Karen Page is a winning author of the prestigious James Bear Award (an award for cooking professionals in the USA). At the basis of his manual, studies at Cornell University, with the T. Colin Campbell Foundation (by the author of The China Study). Three questions were addressed: what to eat (and in what quantities), how to do it in a healthy way and how to make foods so good that the lack of meat will be completely irrelevant. For every possible and imaginable ingredient there are nutritional characteristics, combinations, recommended recipes and suggestions from the chefs.

Motivating, as always, the words of Pietro Leemann in the introduction, when he explains how becoming a vegetarian has improved his life: “I have changed especially inside: I have greater clarity, I feel more empathy with others (in my youth I was rather difficult to bear). I experienced a development of intelligence understood as the ability to understand where I am and where I want to go, sensitivity in perceiving that there is an implicit order, which is at the source of the explicit one, and that is what must be cultivated. All this allowed me to finally understand that what we do and how we eat is crucial for what we will become as adults “.

Allen v. Farrow is the controversial four-part HBO docu-series that traces the dark history of one of Hollywood’s best-known scandals: Mia Farrow’s sexual abuse charge against Woody Allen involving their adopted daughter Dylan, the next trial. for custody, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with another Farrow daughter, Soon-Yi, with whom he later married.

Through home videos, legal documents and exclusive interviews with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, and Ronan Farrow, the series reopens one of the most painful wounds in show business, reconstructing the accusations that the former partner and two of her children have leveled at the director. that is to have molested little Dylan. Facts for which Allen was never indicted.

The documentary, by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, reported the discussion of one of the most well-known, intricate and debated sexual assault allegations in the history of American entertainment. It was also much discussed for its Farrow-centric vision that didn’t give space to Woody Allen’s version of what happened. But it does examine the devastating effects of trauma on a family and is a disturbing representation of skepticism and the negative reaction that can result from an accusation.

Allen v. Farrow is on Sky Documentaries (channels 122 and 402) and is also available on demand and streaming on NOW.

Allen v. Farrow

Allen v. Farrow

Audible on Netflix. It’s an engaging training documentary that sees Amaree McKenstry, a deaf athlete at the Maryland School for the Deaf and her best friends grappling with the hardships of senior high school and the future reality of the outside world of hearing. Amaree and his teammates vent their frustration on the football field as they attempt to continue an unusual winning streak and overcome the loss of a close friend. This is a story of young people fighting adversity. Faced with situations of conflict, they challenge the future full of hope, reminding the whole world that they exist and are important.

Blackout love, on Amazon Prime Video. For a carefree evening. Anna Foglietta is a volleyball coach, severe in life, as in the field, to the motto “crush the enemy”: she does not hold back in giving (bad) advice even on how to treat men. She calls them “the hard rules of survival”, the ones she needs to always be on the side of the strongest. The singing beginning and a few moves suggest an Italian version of Bridget Jones. But with a nice redemption, he regains (or at least the attempt) of the ex. Blackout is the post-traumatic amnesia that Marco suffered and that brings him back to Valeria with whom he had not had relations for more than a year. Nice idea that you can always start over.

I like Alessandro Vannicelli’s project on Instagram called #ricettestellari. On his page Vannicelli it simplifies restaurant recipes (not necessarily starred) and makes them replicable even at home. “An idea that came to me with the first lockdown – he tells the Huffpost -. When you couldn’t go to restaurants. We were missing that experience and we were missing those dishes. I wanted to show that they are not unreachable, but that in some way we can also recreate them at home. This is how my project was born, which certainly does not want to drive people away from the restaurant. Indeed, if anything it is a way to approach it. In fact, in each post of the project I tell the story of the place, of those who cook and I also let myself be revealed some secrets “. From September, one recipe a week: among others there will be the Paccheri with tomato “Da Vittorio” (three Michelin stars) and Antonino Cannavacciuolo’s Risotto Zucchini and Prawns.

Here is the recipe for vitello tonnato, as delicious as that of Trippa Trattoria – Milano of which Vannicelli has simplified the recipe



Ingredients. 500 g of veal, 1 whole fresh egg, 250 ml of sunflower oil, 250 g of tuna, 2 anchovy fillets in oil, 1 teaspoon of capers, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar , 1 teaspoon of lemon. Fondo Bruno, extra virgin olive oil, maldon salt flakes (or normal salt we are not scandalized). pepper

For the marinade. 1 glass of white wine, 1 celery stick, 1/2 onion, a carrot, 1 or 2 cloves, a bay leaf

Procedure for marinating meat

Prepare a marinade with wine and coarsely chopped celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf and a few cloves

Add the meat to the marinade, cover it and place it in the refrigerator for at least 8/10 hours.

Remove the meat from the marinade. Salt the meat and sear it on each side, using a hot non-stick pan, lightly greased with a drizzle of oil

Let the meat cool and vacuum it.

If you use a roner, cook the meat for about 4 hours at 50 degrees. I 2 hours with a steam oven. Once cooked, place the bag in a bowl with ice to stop cooking.

Make a mayonnaise with the eggs, seed oil, salt, vinegar, lemon and mustard by whipping all the ingredients together until you get a firm consistency.

Prepare the tuna sauce, blend the mayonnaise with tuna, anchovies and capers in a food processor and blend everything.

Cut the meat into thin slices, placing them concentrically in the center of the plate and interspersed with tuna sauce.

Finish with the brown base finish (use an emulsified spoon with a knob of butter), the desalted capers, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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