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Fancy frozen meals from two new brands
Despite intermittent efforts, nearly a year of relative loneliness hasn’t resulted in my becoming a more competent cook. However, this isn’t as embarrassing as it could be thanks to two new food companies offering frozen food options that you can feel comfortable with. I first found out about Ipsa at a dinner party outside Covid, after assuming the chicken pot pie the host served was homemade until she told me otherwise. (In fact, it was made in the Long Island City brand’s kitchens, which are well-sourced and currently ship across much of New York City.) I also like the heirloom bean soup, the seasonal mac, and veggies and beef and kimchi – Stew – for dessert, try the local strawberry bread pudding and She Wolf Bakery sourdough. I can now add fine frozen pizzas to the rotation thanks to La Rossi Pizza, founded by Martina Rossi Kenworthy and Bianca Kenworthy, a mother-daughter team of food industry veterans. It was a long-standing tradition for women to have do-it-yourself pizza parties for friends and family that eventually led to conversations about sharing the food with a wider audience and, after years of research in the US and Martina’s native Italy, also refined one A production process based on beautiful ingredients – including organic tomatoes from Los Gatos, California, and ground rock flour from New York State – and cutting edge technology. Their bakers use a conveyor oven that can go up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit (as opposed to the typical 500) and they certify a machine that simulates hand stretching of dough. The menu includes the margherita, the maialina (“little piglet” in Italian), the vegetables and the “just crust”. I’m not picky about pizza, but I can tell you that the crust on all of these, crispy on the outside and pillow-like on the inside, is just a few miles from the typical frozen food. Additionally, both brands pay attention to packaging, so you’re likely to have less waste than if they were to take away – however much I would like to believe that humans can live on Pad Thai alone. From February, La Rossi Pizza will be shipping nationwide.
In a time of darkness, Honor Titus evokes comfort and warmth. Last week, For Heaven’s Sake, the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo show in New York, opened at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, bringing nine scenes to life with mild satisfaction in a city that longs for it will. The paintings, which can be seen until the end of March and all of which were created last year, share Titus’ characteristic palette of moss green, red and butter yellow clay tennis courts and represent A kind of metropolitan utopia that feels immediately recognizable, but feels beyond our reach and is characterized by nostalgia for a happier time. Inspired by Les Nabis, a group of late 19th-century French artists including Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, whose paintings emphasize color and pattern through a linear perspective, Titus’ work evokes an infinite, if sometimes subtle, sense of activity. “I want the characters to keep moving when you turn away,” says Titus. And how could they not? The tennis players from “Down the Line” and “Roland Garros” are ready to swing. The woman in “Sock Hop” Grooves to the music as her yellow dress spins, a foot above the shoe-strewn floor. The man in “Dewey Would Go”, who is sitting on a log in the park, holds a trumpet in his hands and can play again at any moment. Even scenes of intimacy as portrayed convey a feeling of movement on the screen in “5 of Hearts” and “Brownstone Waltz”: a man’s hand reaches for a woman’s cheek; a couple sway in their brightly lit apartment. As the painter puts it, “he is interested in the opposite of coercion”. “For God’s Sake” is available on Timothy Taylor until March 27 at 515 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011, timothytaylor.com.
Ceramic inspired by an Egyptian oasis
At the beginning of the pandemic, designer and artist Louis Barthélemy created Textiles for luxury houses like Christian Dior, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo – and his time between Cairo, Paris and Marrakech – were in Siwa, a small oasis in Egypt’s sandy hills near the Libyan border. During the months when he waited for a safer moment to return home, Barthélemy had conversations with local artisans about their unique sculptures, embroidery and ceramics. This exchange led to a collaboration Collection of objects and clothing inspired by ancient Egypt called Udjat (another name for the Eye of Horus) and created by Barthélemy and Laila Neamatalla, an Egyptian entrepreneur and designer. Most noticeable in the series are the finely curved ceramic vessels and limestone sculptures, hand-sculpted by Siwa artisans from local clay and glazed with powder from local salt stones, giving them a matte, soft, white sheen. The pottery is a modern version of the old amphorae or glasses and is informed through the sensual surroundings of Siwa, with some adorned with tiny Neolithic fossils found in the nearby desert. The sculptures, meanwhile, are based on ancient Egyptian deities like Anubis, the god of death, and although they were designed by Barthélemy, they too are hand-carved by a local artisan. To the Barthélemy, a critical part of the project, is “working with communities across the country that are often excluded from traditional business circles”. Later that year, a store in the Museum of Egyptian Antiques in Cairo will serve as the brand’s flagship store, udjategypt.com.
Thom Brownes All-American Children’s Wear
“Oh, definitely: 7-year-old Thom Browne would have worn these clothes,” says the fashion designer of his new children’s line, which debuted in Paris this week instead of a show of his men’s collection. and is now available on its website and in stores worldwide. The clothes – which includes miniature versions of Browne’s classic Super 120 gray wool suit, four-bar cardigans, and oxford shirts – are perfect in keeping with the bespoke, all-American aesthetic for which it is known. (Sporting goods, knitwear, outerwear, and sweatshirts are also available.) Browne has always added elements of children’s clothing to its line, but this is the first, more serious step in transforming the category into a new and more lasting dimension for the brand. “We’re in a moment where everyone just has to smile to have something charming and that makes us see things more easily,” says Browne, adding that “the children’s idea was hopeful to me. ” But as cheerful as they are, the clothes wouldn’t be Thom Browne without also reflecting a fantastic and eccentric sense of the world and are in the black and white video that accompanies the launch, directed by Cass Bird some impeccably dressed. Straight-faced children are shown hitting typewriters insanely and chugging milk angrily. “It’s very worker bee,” says Browne with a laugh. thombrowne.com.
Nowadays Berliners joke that the closest you can get to a rave is standing in line for artisan baked goods spending a moment in town. The bakery with the longest queue is Sofi, a room that has just opened in an ivy-covered courtyard in the trendy Mitte district, where bread – from home sourdough to Danish rye – is sold out until noon on most days. It is also worth waiting for the sugary rolls with cardamom, orange and black pepper and the twice-baked croissants with almond cream and blackberries. The restaurateur behind Sofi is the Danish chef Frederik Bille Brahe, who already has several cult positions in Copenhagen, including the Café Atelier September and the Apollo Bar & Kantine restaurant. Admired for his commitment on a small scale Farmers and diligently sourced ingredients, Beetle Brahe brought in the trained baker Marisa Williams, who worked at Mirabelle in Copenhagen, to oversee the long fermentation process of Sofi’s breads. While their delicacies are currently only available to take away, after the lifting of the Berlin lock, Sofi’s seating area – with custom-made furniture made of elm and walnut – and an oversized lampshade by the French design studio Atelier Vime with a flower installation by the Berlin artist, who lives in Danh Vo, will be for open to guests and other dishes such as sourdough porridge and cereal with skyr are added to the menu. And for the summer there are plans for pizza nights overseen by a rotating list of guest chefs. “In culinary terms, Berlin reminds me of Copenhagen around eight years ago,” says Bille Brahe. “Cooperation and excellent bread were key factors for success.” Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin, sofiberlin.com.
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