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Patrick Roger: Sugar Daddy

Photo © Estelle Hanania
 

The French Chocolatier Puts a Provocative Spin On Valentine’s Day

“I eat between 40 and 60 chocolates a day,” confesses Patrick Roger, the Vendôme-born chocolate artist. “Am I sick of it? Of course not. It’s like being in love—do you ever get sick of it?” Passion equals success for Roger. In addition to his Saint-Germain-des-Prés outpost, where NOWNESS photographed the artist, he has seven boutiques throughout France, and one opening in London in 2012.
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At New Home

Thanks to the folks at ThinkOvi!, our move to the new server seems complete. It was not just their professionalism and efficiency that impressed us, but their level of commitment was second to none. We have learnt a valuable lesson — never go through all the hassle and concern of moving a database from one server to another when you can simply contact professionals like them.

The Other Rome


via Design Observer
 

The Roma of Rome: Heirs to the Ghetto System

In Italy today, politicians have become the lead architects of a low-cost human-warehousing system designed to contain the minority Roma, or Gypsy, community. Visitors to the city remark that the visibility of the Roma — especially around train stations, restaurants and tourist sites — is lower than in past decades.
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Helena Rizzo: Brazil’s Queen Chef


Photo © Carol Sachs
 

The Model-Turned-Culinary-Artist Heats Up Sao Paolo Restaurant Maní

Helena Rizzo is one of the best chefs in Brazil, period. But she came to the profession via an unlikely route, studying architecture in her youth and then working as a model before settling on a culinary career at the age of 18. “Ever since I was a child I loved to eat and to experience new flavors and aromas,” she says. Like supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Rizzo is every inch the charming sulista (or southern Brazilian woman), and has a gastronomic CV to match her sun-kissed looks: in her early career she worked in many top restaurants in Brazil, including Fasano and Emmanuel Bassoleil, before moving to Europe and the kitchens of Italy’s La Torre and Sadler, and Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca.
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(I miss São Paulo! So I get excited when I discover something that makes me proud of my native city.)

We are back up again

After two days of downtime caused by some database issues, it seems we’re up and running again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.