November 22, 2010

Strobed beans

White Bean Hummus - aka fasole batuta!

Obviously, with delicious



September 25, 2010


Yes, I live here, I know, it's hard.
You'd better see for yourselves:

This is just a teaser for the No Reservations show, the Prague episode.
Look it up on the torrents!
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June 28, 2010

Fields of gold

Fields of gold, originally uploaded by Florin Draghici.

while going cherry hunting!

May 9, 2010

Voilà le soufflé!

It's rhubarb season and this souffle is absolutely amazing!

It's actually not so hard to make, so go ahead and buy those stalks!


To my own delight, I finally got to visit David Cerny's Entropa which was on display at DOX Prague for almost a year now after it had finished shocking the Europeans in Brussels.

This David Cerny is one hell of an artist, he sure knows how to provoke and take the piss out of stiff issues in our world. I love his work because it's thought provoking and is not gratuitous - that is, there's always more than meets the eye and some meanings reveal themselves after a bit of thinking.

Of course, not all of his stuff may be emanating meanings and symbols but it's most always fun.

Have a look at the official booklet for some interpretations of the pieces, and think of some personal ones :)


Italy - football players getting off with they balls

Bulgaria - this has caused the greates rage, however there's more to its meaning. I've learned about the chilly relations between turks living in bulgaria and etnic bulgarians so this brings a whole new meaning to the depiction turkish squats.




Czech Republic


Romania - we got away quite easy on this one!


The big picture

March 5, 2010

p2p microfinancing

I've been spending almost 2 hours reading about online "p2p" microfinancing and how it can positively impact the ones less fortunate than us.

Reading my way through the footnotes on the wikipedia article about kiva i delved a bit deeper into the whole charity versus loan issue and about the psychological effects of real cases on one's willingness to participate.

One of them caught my eye especially and I think it leads to some intriguing ethical questions.

My opinion is that if the whole effort is honest and has good, measurable results, the means are justifiable for the greater good it produces.

I encourage you to have a look and judge for yourselves.

This is my 100th post btw, yaaay! Good reason to resurrect my blog a bit!