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Foods of Roma
Roman food and cuisine is unparalleled. Seasons are embraced and there are certain dishes and foods that are strictly Roman. While some of the images posted here can be found in other places in Italy, these are staples. And they are delicious.
biscotti al pistacchio
burrata from Roscioli
cacio e pepe
risotto con tartufo nero by Oliver Glowig
polpetto from Da Enzo
pizza al taglio from Forno Campo de' Fiori
For those of you obsessed with photographing your food and posting every meal, morsel and molecule on instagram, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was a French inventor, who supposedly took the first photograph of food or at least, the “potential” act of eating. He is often credited as being the inventor of photography and developed heliography in 1825, a technique in which prints are made from a photoengraved printing plate. This photo, taken in 1832, shows a table with an empty bowl ironically, a few utensils, a goblet of vino?, and some bread.
Indonesia in transition
Indonesia is going through great economic, cultural and nutrition transitions. A country of 13,000 islands so diverse, culturally-rich and vulnerable to climate change and related natural disasters, it is bound to shift. Those living on less than $3 a day has gone from 80% in 1999 to 30% in 2015. Over the same time period, overweight adults has doubled with 25% of men and 31% of women overweight. The food system is changing. These photos show the traditionally foods that remain alive and well, but at the same time, the infiltration of junk food everywhere.