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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XX

Esteemed Readers, attention! A great storm is approaching! Please, put on your raincoats & rubber boots, prepare some dry food suitable for hard rolling days! Good luck! We will survive! I promise!😊 Aboard the Oiseau, 21 June 1685 “It is … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XIX

Esteemed Readers, we are sailing along with rolling & storms, stillness & a happy wind. Long life the Kingdom of Siam we are going to contemplate soon! 🙂 Aboard the Oiseau, 17 June 1685 “It would have been better observe … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Firebird

The Firebird (1910) is a short ballet composed by Igor Stravinskij. It is another gem performed during Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929). The libretto is based on our traditional fairy-tales where the Firebird, (Phoenix for other cultures) is a a … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Settembre

Esteemed Readers, the spirit of September is fading. The autumnal equinox is on the way. Let’s celebrate it with this wonderful instrumental composition by our poetic Cyrano. Enjoy the music & views of Sicily! Maria KethuProfumo

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVIII

Esteemed Readers, our voyage continues. We fight furious winds & terrible rolling. Please, keep you luggage well locked not to lose anything especially gifts you have acquired at the Cape! We do our best to provide you a secure trip. … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Poultry

It is difficult to imagine the Russian New Year without a roasted duck. It is alike a traditional Christmas turkey & definitely it is cooked with sour apples. This dish has a long story not certain at least for me: … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVIII

Esteemed Readers, we are about to sail farther. Please, embark! Don’t leave souvenirs, wine & provisions unattended. We remind you of wild elephants & lions onshore. Our next stops are the Islands of Java & Sumatra. Have a nice voyage! … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Danzando nel vento

Esteemed Readers, here is another summer piano piece by Cyrano Sergio Cammariere. Enjoy it! Enjoy the summer! ⛱🍨 Maria KethuProfumo

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVII

  Esteemed Readers, prepare to disembark! Take only necessary things as it won’t take us long to stay at the Cape of Capricorn. No spirits are allowed! In fact, there is plenty of wine in cosy Dutch pavilions. Be careful! … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Fish

Esteemed Readers, fish specialities have been welcomed at Russian feasts from the time immemorial, so these recipes certainly belong to solemn tzars’ banquets. Certainly, you can exchange fishes according to your preference & the region. Starred Sturgeon With Tomatoes & … Continue reading

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