30 March 2018
Massimo Bottura, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. There are just a few of the names I want you to get inspired from this month. I’ve prepared a list of my favorite TV shows at this time, the documentaries that reminded me of Sonia Rykiel who turned her clothes inside out but this time the vibe sent me to the kitchen, and of course, photos of our last adventure looking for the snow that should surround us all #ChristmasVibes, but is completely missing in the city. Yes, the blog does look like it’s December.
Since Philips Ambilight has entered our life – along with its Netflix button remote control, I’ve been watching more and more movies, serials, and special series of documentaries that you can find at your convenience. Chef’s Table is one of these series. Nominated at the Emmy Awards, Chef’s Table takes you to the kitchen of famous chefs, Michelin star owners, but most importantly, creative personalities for whom the kitchen has become their canvas. Find out what’s hiding in the culinary delights of international culinary stars that continue to change the way we perceive local ingredients specific to each region and how we enjoy taste – experience wise, episode by episode and dish by dish. You will find restaurants that you will write in Notes and you will definitely want to try them, but the experience of each chef, the way in which these documentaries are filmed, the way they tell the story of some people is what makes them incredible. For example, the first episode opens with the aftermath of a disaster that took place in 2012, when the earthquakes devastated the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and more than 360,000 Parmesan wheels were affected and the shelves were imprinted on the ground as a huge domino set in the manufacturers’ halls . It was a misfortune. Then, Massimo Bottura – the protagonist of the first episode, developed the recipe of a ‘riso cacio e pepe’ that saved the Parmesan production. ” Japan, London, New York, suddenly everybody was enjoying ‘Risotto Cacio e Pepe’ everywhere. All 360,000 Parmesan Wheels have been sold, they’ve sold everything. No recipe was a gesture of solidarity. ” – says Massimo Bottura in the first episode of the first season of the Chef’s Table series. You have to see it.
I’ve seen a meme these days online, saying that you can’t get along with a man unless you’ve seen Stranger Things or Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones has become a real phenomenon and now keeps us on waiting (most likely) until 2019 for the last season that David Benioff and Dan Weiss are intensely preparing. HBO President Casey Bloys said simply: “We’ll have a better sense of that once they get in the writing.” Bloys later admitted that the vision for the big season endings became more complicated than in the previous years. It’s all right, we’re waiting to see what’s up with the blue-haired dragon in the north. If you have not seen GOT yet, it’s time to look. You can find it on HBO GO and I am honestly glad for you – you will have seven seasons to watch from a series that actually sweats you, eats you from the inside, makes you see the next episode immediatly. But as we, the rest of the mortals, have yet to wait for Season 8 until 2019, we have found a new subject now: Stranger Things. A drama series that takes place in the Hawkins fictional town of Indiana in the 1980s, Stranger Things focuses on investigating a mysterious disappearance of a boy in the little town – at the same time, some paranormal things happen, including the emergence of a girls who has psychokinetic abilities and who helps the missing boy friends look for him. From there … stranger things might happen, you just have to look. The series, now under Season 2, is recognized by critics as a tribute to that period, and you will also be inspired by clothing and soundtracks and through elements specific to the pop culture of that decade; it’s also inspired by the works of Steven Spielberg or Stephen King, so expect a deep horror genre with a twist – Stephen King wrote “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” the book which was the foundation of one of the best movies of All Time “The Shawshank Redemption” or The Prison of Angels. Duffer brothers aim to end the series with season 4 or 5, so we’ll have some mysteries to solve by then.
From new to old. There are some old series that I personally like very much, first of all for good mood: Friends and Seinfeld, but also for unexpected humor and intrigue: Desperate Housewives and Sex and The City (sorry boys). If you have not seen them, get the list updated. Friends is that kind of show that will surely resemble with you, because it’s impossible not to find yourself in one of the six main characters that go through a series of events that you also experienced at some point. Seinfeld is the latest addition on this list and it quickly became the series I watch when I’m on the plane because morning flights are not be fun of their kind and if you watch two episodes of Seinfeld, you’ve covered your flight time to Bucharest. The episodes start with Jerry and a small number of stand up comedy in a club in New York – it basically feels like not even getting up out of bed. There’s another one that I also like very much. Following the titles from Friends, the “Episode where …” I will eave you here the episode in which Jerry says he doesn’t like to plan his outfits and that in the future we will all wear a silver suit – a cat silver suit with a V line on the chest. Until you decide what movies / series you are going to watch this month, until we get to the idea of a silver ‘V’ catsuit, I’ll leave you with a series of photos for which we traveled some kilometers. I hope you’ll enjoy it, we’ve experimented a ‘Stranger Things’ effect thanks to the the haze, but I really like the result. Hope you’ll enjoy these photos, too. They are made by Cristina Nuta aka @nutakiki.
P.S: What shows are you currently watching and you find inspiring?