A month ago, Titus and his friend Manu used the Top Chef show for a special ad promoting Uber Eats. The advertising space of a dream for Glénat publications – and why not, the opening of a star restaurant for a young guy to seduce Nadia?
Moreover, the action lasted only a few days ago: It’s easy! … That only the jury has the right to feast. As a result, Titef and his best friend Manu chose from the best selection of restaurants that offer snacks or desserts for 25 euros. “, – said in a press release Uber Eats. Unfortunately, clicking on the link did not lead to anything specific. Ah, advertising …
The taste of books
In Italy, Uber Eats has invited more than 7,000 restaurants in its app to dedicate a dish to this initiative. The task is to connect the dish with a big name (especially classics) in Italian literature.
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Here is how David Trontzano, General Manager of Uber Eats Italia, promotes the initiative: “(…) Food is history by definition, because it has its own history, always unique. That is why we want to celebrate this special day, dedicated to books and the impressions they make with every page you turn, as well as with every piece of food that we strive to bring home to Italians every day. “.
The question asked by the creators of the initiative: what takeaway dishes would order the great names of Italian literature? Therefore, the author can be associated with a traditional dish of the region from which he comes, or with a dish that the author himself said he liked.
Cooking poets and recipes for survival
Leopards are known to have loved ice cream and sorbet, while the poet Giovanni Pascoli could be associated with “risotto romagnolesco” (from Emilia-Romagna) with saffron, mushrooms, liver and tomato paste.
Poet Umberto Saba admired his favorite meatballs in tomato sauce, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published his Manifesto della Cucina Futurista in 1931, where he banned pasta, forks and knives.
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Among the elements that made it famous I promise Spas(Married people ) Alessandro Manzoni, food plays an important role, not least because at that time it was difficult to access.
Manzoni reports simple and ingenious recipes that people used to survive hunger, based on kneaded rice bread with barley and rye, with bitter prairie herbs, tree bark and the addition of water and salt.
From noble art to popular dishes
in Il Gattopardo (cheetah, first edition 1958, trans. Jean-Paul Manganaro) Giuseppe Tomazi di Lampedusa, a pasta cup described as a symbol of the standard of living of the Sicilian nobility. Gianni Rodari, on the other hand, was in love with bread and its simplicity.
Grace Deledda’s novels are full of everyday scenes, including parties where focaccia is eaten, where food is the most important form of aggregation and camaraderie.
Italo Calvino, in his Palomar (1983, Einaudi, trans. Christophe Mileschi) talks about the cheese museum in a Parisian shop and offers long reflections on its taste, its variety, its shape and its qualities.
Classics of Sicilian cuisine such as arancini and the caponeggplant is the center of culinary delights of Commissioner Montalbano. In the dishes prepared by Adeline, a faithful waitress, or a trusted restaurateur Enzo, the curator Camilleri appreciates the sacred ritual of the meal.
Eventually, nothing will stop the vigilant reader from asking questions, finding Médiapart’s article on the employment of minors on delivery platforms – Uber Eats or Deliveroo, among other things, will not be enough vigilance in monitoring accounts… and subleasing courier ID numbers. minors.
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