Archive for ‘Food’

November 30, 2015

Papalosophy. A Spanish Cookbook , Needs your support TODAY!

A project I highly support, you’ve got 34 hours left to help making this work! 

I can’t wait for my own copy of this amazing “not-just-a-cookbook-piece-of-food-art”, pledge for your own copy too!

Why? Check this out:

Papalosophy. A Spanish Cookbook for the *LIFE GLUTTON* (where one serving is never enough)

Joel, together with Mexican photographer Aldo Chacon, has created a truly original cookbook that captures their passion for Spanish food and sometimes uncontrollable ‘joie de vivre’.

The recipes…
Joel was inspired to write Papalosophy by a lifetime spent seeking authentic flavors and creative preparations, with influences from his Catalan family, world travels and an obsessive study of the world of gastronomy and nutrition. The book includes Spanish and Catalan classics like Fideua with Squid Ink Allioli, Pulpo Gallego and Leche Merengada, as well as creations like Membrillo-Roasted Pumpkin with Almond Cream, Green Gazpacho with Sumac Yogurt and Saffron-Pulled Chicken with Blackened Corn. Expect almost 80 easy-to-follow and entertaining recipes that you can enjoy for the pictures, and for the stories.

The photos…
The book has a fresh creative approach to it, combining food with fashion and surrealism to result in a publication that is completely authentic and unique. hot Shot through a Aldo’s rockstar lens,Papalosophy confirms that food in Barcelona is most definitely a lifestyle choice.

With the recipes written and tested, we began the mammoth task of cooking and shooting almost 80 recipes. With both of us holding down demanding full-time jobs (Joel as EatWith Global Community Manager and Aldo as an in-demand fashion photographer), weekends and late nights were spent together in the kitchen cooking, styling and shooting every dish over and over again.

But it wasn’t just about shooting the recipe; it was also about capturing the spirit of the amazing produce and traditions that go into Spanish cooking. It was about producing a cookbook with images that make you hungry and smile at the same time, because food is fun, and no-one represents this more than us.

Papalosophy is about the food, the story and the place. And there is no place like Barcelona. We created Papalosophy in and out of the kitchen using the natural beauty and insane creativity that the city feeds you on every corner.

The campaign…
The duo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their creation to the world. For anyone that loves both food and photography in equally radical measures then this is the book for you.

Get your copy here TODAY –> tiny.cc/papalosophy

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May 28, 2015

HELP! Please fill in questionnaire about FOOD TRAVEL

Dear friends, readers and followers,

you would do me a huge favor if you would fill in THIS QUESTIONNAIRE (click) for me:

It’s simple and quick and I’ll be grateful.

Thank you very much!

DLCS mountain breakfast

DLCS mountain breakfast

P.S.: The photo above is not related to the research, it’s one of my meals during my last escape to the mountains in Slovenia in the beginning of this month. 

February 24, 2015

Mezrab Cultural Center Amsterdam – HELP!

One of Amsterdam’s coolest cultural centers; Mezrab, needs your help! Sahand Sahebdivani, The founder of the Mezrab is working hard to turn their humble storytelling space into the most active story place of Europe! With 4 days left of the crowdfunding project, 8% of the needed € 25.000,- is still required.

Please read the info below and donate if you can!

After ten years, Mezrab has grown to be the place for storytelling in the Netherlands! However, we’re now bursting at the seams! People are fighting to get a proper place to sit and there’s more demand for food than mama and papa Mezrab can make at home and carry on their bikes.
It’s time to professionalize!

With your help we can move to an amazing space, the funky music hall above our current location: café Pakhuis Wilhelmina, from the first of March 2015! This move would allow us to offer a wider variety of events: music nights, dinners, dance events and storytelling events where everybody can sit.

To make this happen we need to collect enough to take over everything that makes the club a real club. Here’s where you come in. Let your heart (wallet) speak. Think of all the fun you’ve had with us over the years, or if you’re new to the Mezrab, think of all the fun you’re still to have…

In order to take over café Pakhuis Wilhelmina, we still need a minimum of € 25.000. This take over fee is for the music and light equipment, the bar, the instruments, stage, interior, exhauster and all the other things inside this café.

Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that the Mezrab will change into a commercial space. The weekly storytelling events will stay for free. But the great advantage is that we’ll also have the space to have awesome parties and events with live music, storytelling, theatre, dance and whatever you want!

So, please be generous, join us in creating a new Mezrab @ café Pakhuis Wilhelmina, right above the current Mezrab. A multidisciplinary space where we will work together with you to program extraordinary events at your convenience, for you and your friends taste!
And: you will help us to create the biggest storytelling house of the Netherlands!

Let’s go for it!

Sahand & The Mezrab Team

DONATE: http://voordekunst.nl/vdk/project/view/2981-mezrab-cultural-center-the-expansion 
http://www.mezrab.nl/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mezrab/76033018565?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/mezrab
http://mezrablog.wordpress.com/
http://mezrabstorytellingschool.nl/

 

December 7, 2014

Cell phone tips to pregnant mothers! -A Mumbai Smiles article

Mumbai smiles

Mumbai smiles

Globally, more than one third of under-five deaths are attributable to under-nutrition. About 20 per cent of children under-age five in India are wasted (acute malnutrition), 43 per cent underweight and 48 per cent stunted (chronic malnutrition). In terms of numbers about 54 million children under five years in India are underweight which constitutes about 37% of the total underweight children in the world. In India, 25 million children under five years are wasted and 61 million are stunted, which constitutes 31 per cent and 28 per cent of wasted and stunted children respectively in the world.

It is clear that India is not likely to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), (eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000) on child malnutrition, which uses children underweight as the indicator.

Since the MDGs were adopted in the year 2000, knowledge on causes and consequences of under-nutrition has greatly improved. Research shows that the most critical cause of malnutrition emerges from nutritional deficiencies during the periods of mother’s pregnancy. Hence intervention at this stage is an opportunity to prevent under-nutrition among children and ensure that they reach appropriate growth levels.

Mumbai Smiles’ vision and mission to alleviate poverty is closely aligned with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). It aims to achieve their goals through these MDG’s. With this vision Mumbai Smiles has collaborated with Armman foundation and international body MAMA (Mobile Alliance for maternal action) to provide voice-call health advice service for pregnant women and lactating mothers through a project called ‘mMitra’

So how does this work?

The women who register for delivery in this project are called on the phone twice a week and a health message is played to them. Mobiles being ubiquitous in India, it becomes very easy to deliver vital health information directly to the Indian women in the slums.

This project aims at improving the well-being of 7900 pregnant & lactating mothers. Mumbai Smiles will be covering the communities in the slum areas of Andheri East in Mumbai. They will be registering the beneficiaries and then begin the voice call services. So far, 1200 mothers have been registered. The project will attempt to raise awareness about government schemes and services on maternal and child health.

Mumbai Smiles hopes to contribute towards the larger goal of reducing child malnutrition and develop healthy practices among pregnant women.

 

Registering a beneficiary from the community M-mitra team member explaining a community woman about the project M-mitra beneficiaries M-Mitra beneficiaries with members of Armman foundation and MAMA. Alice Lin Fabiano, Director of Worldwide Corporate Contributions, Johnson  & Johnson (partner in M-Mitra project) interacting with the beneficiaries

 

November 18, 2014

Home of Art – Pop Up Art Gallery in Amsterdam

Opening soon in Amsterdam;

Home of Art  LOGO by 56spaces http://www.56spaces.com

Home of Art
LOGO by 56spaces
http://www.56spaces.com

Home of Art Pop Up Front by DLCS http://dlcs.eu

Home of Art Pop Up Front
by DLCS http://dlcs.eu

LIKE the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/popupams to stay updated.

September 22, 2014

Fall on it’s way

Dark when I leave the house,

Soon also dark when I come home.

Rain…

BUT

Also pumpkins, stews and hearty soups, chestnuts, stamppot, mushrooms,

mulled wine, Sinterklaas, candlelight and Christmas.

Then the bubbles and fireworks mean I’m a year wiser again.

 

Which reminds me… a bath and a fireplace, who can borrow me those?

I’ll cook for you in exchange.

 

DLCS fall

DLCS fall

 

Which food gives you that autumn-wintery warm feeling?

 

August 8, 2014

Sense Balkan and Circus Hoppa in De Tolhuistuin

In 2012 I wrote about De Tolhuistuin (click).  Now I’m organising a party there!

DLCS will combine Amsterdam, Artists & arts, Food en Leisure in Amsterdam Nature! :)

 

Sense Music- Sense Balkan with Circus Hoppa https://www.facebook.com/events/860609227297668

Sense Music- Sense Balkan with Circus Hoppa
https://www.facebook.com/events/860609227297668

 

Sense Balkan. Brought to you by DLCS  and Outdoor Cinema . Kick off with watching the movie Gadjo Dilo, have a bite, experience a live concert of The Old Bridge Duo and then…

Circus Hoppa’s DJim Bolia will make you dance to Balkan and Gipsy music during a Silent Disco in Amsterdam’s most magical garden…

You will be enticed by a Cirquesque hoola hoop striptease dance act by  Malice Senga! Check her out: www.alicepons.com and forget it’s Wednesday! Let’s celebrate we had such a hot summer in Amsterdam, Let’s share the energy and BE the circus!

‘Festum se ipsum alet!’

– ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ – ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ – ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯

Circus Hoppa is a musical Circus with DJ’s, musicians and artists of all kinds! Cirquesque is the magic word!

“Our goal is to bring people together in every form. To bring musicians and music lovers, theater and theatre lovers, dance and dance lovers, circus and circus lover, art and art lovers, artists, and artist lovers together on our caravanserai journey all over the world.”

The circus is a fluid body of everlasting change and destined to spread fun and enjoyment around whether you like it or not.

Circus Hoppa http://www.circushoppa.nl   LIKE: httpp://www.facebook.com/CircusHoppa

Circus Hoppa http://www.circushoppa.nl LIKE: httpp://www.facebook.com/CircusHoppa

 

Circus Hoppa is specialised in energetic and danceable Balkan Beats, Klezmer and Swing music that makes you want to party!

 

 

You can look forward to interviews with the men who made this circus possible: Ramses Hoppa and DJimbolia AND the hottest circus chick ever: Amelie Poelier.

More info about Circus Hoppa: http://www.circushoppa.nl

Updates about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/860609227297668

August 1, 2014

Pink in Amsterdam

 

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Ready for Gay Pride Amsterdam, with my self made Indonesian salad made with grandmom’s recipe. Curious what’s in it? Recipe soon!

July 10, 2014

Cooking his way through victory

A parent’s greatest wish is to see his/her child grow up to be a successful person. These little bases of happiness remain unchanged even if parents are unable to support their children. Unimaginable is the plight of those who are compelled to stay away from their families on account of fiscal difficulties. Such is the story of Vijay Singh, a beneficiary of our Future Smiles Project, an education project, who was abandoned very early in his life, yet, who fought against all odds and became successful.

The second son of Seturam Singh, Vijay spent only the first few years of his life at his parents’ house. Bowing down to the dismal socio-economic conditions of their household, Vijay’s parents had to send Vijay away to live at an orphanage as they couldn’t afford the expenses of raising two children. Consequently, Vijay lived at the “Karuna” orphanage for 7 years. The orphanage supported his education during these 7 years. From the very beginning, Vijay was passionate about food and cooking and he wanted to make a career in this field. He, therefore, decided to pursue a diploma in hotel management. But, the orphanage couldn’t support his education any further, as his course of choice cost Rs. 48000. Vijay was under a huge dilemma, as he did not want to bother his financially burdened parents, and at the same time, he needed a professional degree to have a successful career and make his parents proud.

His quest brought him to Mumbai Smiles and this was a turning point in his life. We saw Vijay’s immense determination and perseverance, and realized that his ardour would surely lead him to success in his chosen field. Mumbai Smiles, thus, decided to fund his education. This support not only enabled him to pursue his education, but also allowed him to return to his parents’ house, as they no longer had to bear any monetary burden.

 

Vijay among other students who recieved financial support for their education

Vijay among other students who recieved financial support for their education

 

 

Today, Vijay holds a diploma in Hotel Management. His parents are grateful to Mumbai Smiles, not only for ensuring that their son received a complete education, but also for reuniting their little family and helping to bring home their son, whom they had to unwillingly send away few years ago. We are immensely proud of Vijay for battling all odds and emerging successful.

Vijay has truly set an example for others to follow and we wish him all the luck for the future.

 

Vijay

Vijay

June 1, 2014

Soup? A small research for DLCS

On the picture below you see the first “Caldo Gallego” I have ever tried, a typical Galician soup which I ate in Spain.

 

Caldo Gallego by DLCS

Caldo Gallego by DLCS

 

Would you be so kind to do me a favor and post your favorite soup and the country the soup is from below in the comments?

 

Thank you!