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Venice Calatrava’s Bridge over Troubled Waters

Santiago Caltrava is—together with Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and Norman Foster—an architect for sensational, eye-catching constructions. The Ponte della Costituzione (Constitution Bridge—but known to everybody as “Calatrava’s Bridge”) is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice.  But the “Calatrava’s Bridge” in Venice has been controversial since the day in 1996 that […]

Looking into the soups (Minestre, Minestrone, & Zuppe)

Minestre, Minestrone, Zuppa, Passato, Vellutata, Cream of …; they all traslate as “soups”, but there are differences. Often these terms are used as synonyms, but “minestra” –> “minestrone”, “soup” –> “passato”, “cream” –> “vellutata” are not the same.  The difference?  All in ingredients such as pasta or cereals, and binders like dairy or fat. It […]