Feliz Dia de la Independencia

Estimados lectore(a)s y blogero(a)s:

Buenos días. Ayer festejamos el Dia de la Independencia en la República Oriental del Uruguay, celebrando el 25 de Agosto de 1825 cuando en el Conngreso de la Florida los representantes de los cabildos de la Provincia Oriental se reunieron para discutir la independencia del Brasil y adherirse a las Provincias Unidas del Río de La Plata. Saludos a todos y todas nuestro(a)s compatriotas!

Siempre estaremos orgullosos de haber nacido y sido criado en ese paisito tan único y ejemplar que sigue evolucionando en forma cívica y demócratica entre dos países con abrumante corrupción. Sabían que ahora Uruguay esta tercero en el ranking de países con mas porcentaje de vacunados? Primero está Israel con 70%, despúes Chile con 68%, y luego Uruguay con el 65%. Que les parece?

Al Gran Pueblo Oriental, salud !!!

Manténganse distantes. Manténganse sano(a)s. Manténganse bello(a)s.

Que les parece? Dígannos.

No me dejen solo.

 

New look for my stand-up comedy

Dear readers and fellow bloggers;

Good afternoon. We have had some hectic weeks with Dad preparing the publication of our new book Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague and it is time for both of us to have a little fun. Tonight I resume my stand-up comedy in a North Miami Beach club and here is my new look for it.

What a geopolitical mismatch! I am wearing the jersey of the Argentine National Basketball team and the beret of the Mercian Regiment of the British Army, which was gifted to me by a friend that served. Remember that I published a blog where I showed you how I was wearing it in FSU? Well, this combination might look like a screw-up, but I hope these countries will eventually make peace.

Its emblem is the bald headed double eagle, originally deigned in the Byzantium Empire. Very old!!!

How do I look, ladies?

Do you prefer me with or without the beard? Please let me know.

Kisses to ya’ all !!!

Auguri con la pastaciutta ed polpete di manzo

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. To celebrate that our book Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague was duly published on August 16, we decided to prepare a nice dish to commemorate its First Week of Life. What better way than to recreate the pasta with meatballs that we prepared in the waiting time? Instead of the gnocchi, we chose some superb Giovanni Rana tortelloni with four cheeses. Voilà!

We prepared a Salsa Dotta with ground beef, meatballs and walnuts. Would you care for a serving?

Buon appetito!

Auguri!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

 

Thank you Juanchi’s Burgers

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. Finally we got a respectacle burger joint in our neighborhood, akin to the best places of Brickell and Wynwood. This area of Miami is being populated by younger, more educated folks that aspire for something much better when they crave for an old-fashioned American classic. And it is happening before our eyes. Juanchi’s Burgers, a burger chain originally form Spain, has landed in the shores of this Banana Republic of South Florida, to regal us with their European touch.

Their location in Coral way and 12th Avenue sits on a dear spot in the Uruguayan part of our heart. For years it used to be the location of Zuperpollo, a fun resto owned by our friend Jorge Sánchez. After the owner had passed away, it had been closed for many years until this new venture came. We spent many great nights in that impromptu and exciting place, which had Jorge’s singing tangos and ballads, joined by the public in a karaoke-style. One of my hot Cuban dates (before I became a Monk of Medicine ) told me that it reminded her a lot of La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba.

The cooking area is impeccably clean, with the attention to every detail worthy of a surgical suite.

This is how the orders are presented at the table, with wooden (not plastic) boxes and canteen paper (like the tavola caldas of Italy)

Finally watch the pièce de résistance: the incredibly beautiful Ms. Audrey, its Venezuelan hostess. She took care of our order (and silly jokes) with sweet patience and even took some of these pictures. You will certainly feel right at home in this remarkable place; so next time you’re in Miami, visit them.

We beg God Almighty for one more burger served by this knockout and then depart from this world.

Ver a Audrey y después morir!

(To see Audrey and then die)

Juanchis’ Burger

1247 Coral Way

Miami, Florida 33145

Tel: (786)360-2457

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

C’est parti !

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. Our long and winding quest for Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague is coming to a conclusion with the availability of our book in Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.

Here is the link for the online Amazon bookstore.

And here is the link for the online Barnes and Noble bookstore.

The official date of publication is August 16, two days after our dearest Father Mario‘s birthday. As our family’s pioneering intellect that endowed us with artistic skills, we must first thank him for it.

Muchas gracias Papá!

We must also recognize the excellent team of Outskirts Press for patiently, diligently helping us.

It seems that the gnochiatta we prepared the day before yesterday brought us good luck indeed.

Never underestimate the effectiveness of powers that have not fully revealed themselves just yet.

Merde !!!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

Anxiously waiting with a bellissima gnocchiatta

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. We are waiting for the publication of Emotional Frustration- the hushed plague any moment now and that beautiful anxiety prodded us yesterday to prepare a good omen dish. What better choice for us, Italian Americans, than a dish of gnocchi with a sauce of meatballs?

As you already know from our previous article, the tradition of eating gnocchi on the 29th of each month is a millenary endeavor that had been transferred to all the Italian citizens living abroad. We follow it so our families can enjoy good health, full employment and happiness to be all together.

Will this work for our book’s publication too? We do not know. What we do know is that this dish was delicious and we ate it with our son Gian Luca last night to celebrate. Buon appetito! Auguri!

Stay tuned for the upcoming news about the book’s publication.

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

 

 

Our new book is ready

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. After more than six months of methodical, relentless, and, yes exhausting too, editing we approved the final Galley Proofs VIII that will enable our publisher, Outskirts Press, to publish our book Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague in both physical and digital formats soon. Here is a screenshot of how the final product will look like when located on the book shelf or computer.

Below you can see a screenshot of the great front cover designed by our dear daughter Noël Marie.

To hopefully tickle your curiosity we include a screenshot of the text in the back cover. Interested?

Thank you very much for all the expressions of support that we have received in the past months. We hope that you will find its reading informative, challenging and exciting at the same time.

Merde!!!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

Auguri con la pastaciutta ed una cattiva salsa di Polpete di Manzo

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. Yesterday we prepared a hearty pasta dish of tagliarini multicolori (red , white and green, the color of the Italian flag) to celebrate the joy of being alive, happy and healthy. Enough? Our son Gian Luca loves the tomato sauce with meat, especially if it also has succulent meatballs.

The freshly made sauce has San Marzano tomatoes, onions, red peppers, walnuts and ground beef. We cooked the meatballs separately in our Nuwave air frier and then we mixed it all in La Bestia.

La cena è servita!

Buon appetito!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

 

 

Muchas gracias San Cayetano

Querido(a)s lectore(a)s y querido(a)s blogero(a)s:

Buenos días. Hoy 7 de Agosto celebramos el Día de San Cayetano, santo patrono del pan y del trabajo para millones de creyentes, sobretodo en el Río de La Plata. En Italia, el mismos santo es conocido con el nombre de San Gaetano, y cumple un rol  similar para el pueblo. Muchas gracias.

Above you can see two pictures of the upper frame of the desk we are using right now to write. The image of San Cayetano, and its symbolic linkage with the wheat used to make bread, hangs above. Moreover, we have an academic association with the real person who later became a saint, as he studied Theology in the Università di Padova where we did some of the studies for our Doctorate.

Who was the first person that introduced us to him? Our dear Mother Gladys took us many times to attend mass in his dedicated church in the Buceo neighborhood of Montevideo. Gracias Mamita!

San Cayetano, dános paz, pan y trabajo!

Sigan distanciado(a)s. Sigan protegido(a)s. Sigan bello(a)s.

Que les parece? DÍgannos.

No me dejen solo.

Getting a heads-up on Oktoberfest

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. One of our favorite food festivals has always been Oktoberfest, which is not only celebrated in Germany but all over the world where eating pork and drinking beer is not forbidden. Today we prepared some pork loin chops Teriyaki-style (sautée at the end with olive oil and honey)

We also fixed some roasted curly potatoes and a luxurious green salad with mozzarella and walnuts.

In order to complete the bacchanal diner, we added a generous portion of sauerkraut to the chops.

We confess that we did not chose a German beer, opting instead for the Japanese Black Sapporo.

Hey, nobody’s perfect.

Prosit!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.