Sorbet: an alternative to ice cream

I never fell for sorbets. OK, they are refreshing, thirst-quenching, ideal to conclude a summer meal or for a light snack, ma it never conquered my hearth. I still remember when it was served during grand-occasions dinner to clean up the taste buds from the sea-flavor of fish, before switching to the more robust taste of meat. I wonder if this habit is still on or not, as other gastronomic trend (meat with arugula and parmesan, rum and pear, risotto with strawberries and so on…).

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Food additives: a short story to understand what they do

A couple of months ago, I bought some pesto alla genovese in one of my favorite (and trusted) grocery shop. What caught my attention, besides the essential and fancy packaging (well, marketing has a purpose, after all ;)), was the list of ingredients: brief and without additives. I put the bottle into my basket and I merrily proceeded towards the cashier’s desk.

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