Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday

meatless monday is an initiative i have become more familiar with during my last trip to NYC. on the 4th day of my trip, on a monday, i attended an indian cookery class at degustibus cooking school. Vikas Khanna, star chef at Junoon, a stunning indian restaurant in the flatiron district explained how the concept meatless monday has started gaining momentum in most restaurants in manhattan, as consuming meat the way we do won't be sustainable for much longer.

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Brainpower thanks to protein

Brainpower thanks to protein

our brain is an incredible organ. it controls an uncountable number of tasks: it controls body temperature, blood pressure, breathing, physical activity (like walking, talking, standing, sitting), it lets you think, dream and observe an avalanche of information coming from the world around you (like seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting). it doesn't come as a surprise that even though our brain only weight 2% of our body weight, it needs up to 20% of the energy produced by our body to work at its best - and it needs it constantly.

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Courgetti

Courgetti

today i met 30-something year old, mother of two Francesca who currently lives in Lumino with her husband Andrea. Lumino is a little village in the Italian part of Switzerland, not too far from its capital Bellinzona and not too far from where I was born and grew up. Francesca lives in a beautiful old house which once was a typical grotto ticinese and then became her grandparents' home. it's a quiet, peaceful place where time seems to move just a bit slower - or maybe it's the heat as it is 34°C.

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