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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.)

Fictional Futures


 

If my experience of culture has proven anything to me it is that we have an insatiable desire to escape our own realities and create new ones. It also points to a fundamental psychological reliance upon fiction as a way to understand the world and our place within it. Idealisation relies upon fantasy. We could not plan for the future without fiction …read the rest of this article by allabouteveryone @ SpaceCollective »

 

Blog on vacation

 
One of the most magical places in Rome was built neither by Romans nor by the Medici family. The American Academy in Rome was built by the Americans and it is probably the most beautiful research center for the fine arts and the humanities.

(Sorry for having no posts last week. The blog will be on vacation till the end of July.)