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December 31, 2009

Perfect moment for Brasato & Polenta...

or wine braised beef and polenta for a promising end of the year's dinner.

How to - following G@tto's suggestions...
Meat :
* you need a piece of stewing beef, previously marinated (all night long) in red
wine, with chopped leek, carrot and parsley;

* keep aside the marinade, roll the meat in some flour and brown it in hot olive
with chopped chilli and garlic;
* add the marinade and sear on high heat, then add vegetable broth and some
tomato puree;
* bring to a boil, then lower the heat, cover the pot and cook for a couple of hours.
Polenta :
* Pour slowly 250 gr of coarse-grain polenta into 1 L of salted water, stirring
* transfer all in an oven pot covered with aluminium paper to complete the cooking.
The polenta is ready when thick and creamy.

... à table !

and Happy 2010 at La Bellevilloise

19/21 rue Boyer, Paris 20th

Featuring :
* Zalindé (Paris)
* Dj TOM B. (avenida brasil - Paris)
* Dj DOCA (alternativo brasil - Genève)

December 27, 2009

Dix ans plus tard... ça va !

Les 26 et 28 décembre 1999, deux tempêtes d'une violence exceptionnelle,
dénommées Lothar et Martin, ont traversé la France d'Ouest en Est, puis
une partie de l'Europe, laissant derrière elles un indescriptible chaos.

Qualifiées de "tempêtes du siècle", elles ont fait de nombreuses victimes, décimé des milliers
de forêts, privé de courant des millions de foyers pendant plusieurs jours, provoqué
d'importantes inondations et dégâts matériels.

La première tempête est partie de la pointe de la Bretagne vers la Normandie, l'île de France,
la Champagne Ardennes, la Lorraine et l'Alsace, puis vers l'Allemagne, la Suisse.
La seconde
s'est développée au large de la Bretagne, puis s'est dirigée vers Nantes, Dijon et l'Alsace.
Les régions de toute la côte Atlantique ont été les plus touchées, en particulier le département
de la Charente Maritime.
La tempête a soufflé vers le sud, la Corse et affecté l'Espagne et le
nord de l'Italie.


December 24, 2009

My OberFief is ready for Christmas !

Welcome to my Fief !

Happy Christmas to you all with G@tto's favourite card*...

*click on it, put the sound on and push on deer noses !


December 22, 2009

France and National Identity...

"Pour être Français, il faut avoir du sang français"... ?
... if this is true, then there are no genuine countries, they have never existed.


fait le tour de la presse internationale sur un débat
qui fait rage en France.


Eric Besson : The most hated man in France
- Charles Bremmer

Tensions grow for Muslims as French debate national identity
- Edward Cody

As the French debate their identity, some recoil
Devorah Lauter

Sarkozy Stands By France's Hated Immigration Minister
- Bruce Crumley

French identity debate is getting out of control
- René Moerland

La mala idea de Sarkozy sobre la identidad
- Eduardo Febbro

La identidad nacional divide al partido de Sarkozy
- Antonio Jiménez Barca

Growing restrictions placed on Muslims
- Jonathan Eyal

Now France Debates Islam’s Role in National Identity
- Iman Kurdi

Identité nationale : le racisme s’invite dans le débat officiel
- Denis Carlier

Touche pas à mon identité !
- Modou Mamoune Faye


December 20, 2009

An Oesterreichische Xmas Dinner...

... in the stunning environment of a huge ethnic art collection.

1. Nigeria, Mumuye terracotta.

2. Tanzania, Sakuma puppet. 3. Borneo hampatongs and two Sumba roofpoles, Indonesia.
4. Borneo, hampatong and a Timor statue, Indonesia.

Saturday, December 19/09
Beauty and Gastronomy


- Oesterreichische Fleischstrudelsuppe mit ihrer Einlage
Wein: Riesling, Denk, Woesendorf, 2005
- Rehbraten mit Semmelknoedel und Rotweinbirnen, Preiselbeermarmelade
Wein: Santenay 1er Cru, Clos des Mouches, 2006
- Ricola und Gartensalad
Wein: Santenay 1er Cru, Clos des Mouches, 2006

- Kaeseplatte
Wein: Santenay 1er Cru, Clos des Mouches, 2006

- Bratapfel in Weissweinzimtosse
Mueller Thurgau Trockenbeerenauslese 1998, Denk, Woesendorf

- Kafee, The
Oesterreichische Schnaepse

Armagnac 1968, Armagnac 1969, Cognac 1947, 1949.


... Time to go back home !

December 19, 2009

Last minute Christmas shopping ?

... yes, but in a fair trade shop, of course !

Au-Delà des Frontières/Beyond Borders
- 106, rue Amelot - Paris XI - M° Filles du Calvaire
Commerce Equitable
/Fair Trade

But fair trade Au-delà des Frontières has now an unfair neighbour since Altermundi
opened a new store one month ago, just in front of theirs -
isn't this a "coup bas" ?
(beyond borders/previous post)

December 17, 2009

First Snow in Paris...

When for the next ?

December 14, 2009

WK interact(s) on last Le Mur of 2009

... and closes the 3rd season as well as the partnership between Le Mur
Association and the Cartier Foundation.

# 61 by WK Interact - December 14th.

(WKI's site)
The Association Le Mur announces a Jean Faucheur poster
to be cut&pasted on January 2nd, 2010.

Old Pic breaks the News


... except that nowadays the statuettes of the Milan cathedral
are very trendy, in Italy.

Yours faithful G@tto.


December 10, 2009

Recycling & eco-lighting in Paris for Xmas

Below, the place of the French Comedy in Paris
this year decorated with 4 Christmas trees
made of very green plastic bottles...

(December 4 to January 15)


(Designpack Gallery)


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