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2022 workshops

Street photography workshops with Manoocher Deghati  Learn from a globally renowned photojournalist at his vineyard in the picturesque Valle d’Itria: This workshop with Manoocher Deghati will be focused on how to approach people and how to establish a friendly relationship to make everyone feel comfortable with taking photos and having their photos taken. Then you’ll... Continue Reading →

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NEW: Vegetus – Vegetarian Recipes from the Past

VEGETUS (Latin for lively or vivacious) presents a number of historical vegetarian recipes from the Ancient Near East, Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance that can be easily recreated at home, in a standard household kitchen. The broad time frame of this book allows an overview of traditions, developments and innovations in the... Continue Reading →

Egg magic and magic eggs

Chicken eggs laid on Good Friday were once considered particularly powerful. According to popular belief, they could either predict the harvest of the coming year or, eaten raw or cooked, protect against disease. A Philosopher's Egg And this is a Philosopher's Egg. A what? According to E. Cobham Brewer (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 1894),... Continue Reading →

Now also in Italian: “LA BIBBIA IN TAVOLA – 40 ricette dall’Eden a Gerusalemme”

In questo libro di cucina biblico riccamente illustrato, l'archeologa e storica culinaria Ursula Janssen presenta 40 ricette dei luoghi e del tempo della Bibbia.Grano, orzo, uva, fichi, melograni, olive e miele sono i "Sette Tipi" biblici alla base della cucina della Terra Santa e dell’intera regione del Mediterraneo. Certo, c'è da interpretare; in fondo, la... Continue Reading →

Onion calendar 2021

The onion calendar is an old and almost forgotten form of a New Year’s oracle from Central Europe, aiming at predicting the coming year’s weather, which was important for farmers.At New Year’s Eve, they cut an onion in half, laying out 12 “cups” of onion layers, according to the months of the year, and sprinkle... Continue Reading →

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