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Jun 15, 2013

Italian named world’s top pasta chef for recession-inspired dish

PARMA, Italy, June 15 (Reuters) – Giorgio Nava, an Italian
chef based in South Africa, won the World Pasta Championship in
the Italian city of Parma on Saturday with a low-cost recipe
that he said suited Italy’s deep economic crisis.

Nava, who has won awards for his work at the Cape Town
restaurants ’95 Keerom’ and ‘Carne SA’, wooed the public and the
jury with a simple plate of cavatelli – small pasta shells –
broccoli and oregano flowers.

Jan 21, 2013
via Photographers' Blog

The Ruby sex gate, my cell phone and Massoud


Milan, Italy

By Alessandro Garofalo

“Do you know how Ahamad Massoud died?”

It’s not a quiz but a question addressed to us a few days ago by an employee from the secretary of the Public Prosecutor’s office when we asked why photographers were not allowed to bring photographic equipment into the court during the trials involving the former dancer Maroc, Karima El Mahroug, better knew as Ruby Heartstealer, in the sexgate scandal with former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, accused of inciting the prostitution of a minor and abuse of power.

For a long time here in Milan we used to wait for Berlusconi and various protagonists of his different trials outside the courthouse because a measure prohibits filming in the courtroom for safety reasons.