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JUM by Jamie Oliver

Chef Jamie Oliver is out with his new venture. It’s called Jum. An app that is here to help you with weekly menu plannings.

On Monday, beloved Brit Chef Jamie released the news on his Instagram with an intro video, briefly explaining what’s all about, how everyone in his Cookery school is involved too and what’s more to come in the near future.

Load os recipes, shopping list, what’s trending, what you love, all in one app to make your food world easy with simple solutions and your favourite ingredients.

It can also be “tailored made” according to your preferences and algorithms will do all the work.

Graphically speaking, Jamie’s photos and videos are, as usual, impeccably eye catching and makes you want to cook it all.

It’s available for download on IOS App Store and soon on Android. Also available to access on web.

The bread and the salt between us

the bread and the salt in between us

I absolutely love ethnic food.

I grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, a city that offers food from every single corner of this world. Childhood memories are fond in my heart when it comes to middle eastern food. Every Sunday my dad would take me to our favorite arab restaurant called Almanara. Right in what used to be the gorgeous centre of the city. Mouthwatering just the thought of it. The maître was always so impressed that I would eat raw kibbeh with my hands, helped by the bread dripping with hummus. Olive oil and green onions as well.
I was 5.

the bread and the salt in between us recipes

Once I moved to London I could still enjoy my arab feasts. Specially with friends cooking the real thing! What amazing meals we had. Stuffed grape leaves are comfort food. Not to mention how simple yet such delicacy it takes to prepare them.
Unfortunately since moving to Italy such pleasures have been drastically reduced. Italy is way behind on having greater variety of food besides their own only distinguished by each region. When in Milan you might get lucky and find a “non italian” restaurant.
So, Yes! I miss, I crave my dose of international palate.
But enough of me, my cravings and moaning, let’s talk about more important issues such as immigration and food. And photography too.

the bread and the salt in between us Mayada's family

I have been noticing a great deal of positive actions on immigrants that have successfully settled in a new country thanks to their integration to a new community through food and their roots.
Syrian refugees are a beautiful example of it.
In the past two years when I visited São Paulo I went to new, cosy and family run places with outstanding food. They were all recently relocated Syrian families. My utter respect.
They are not the only ones, of course, as we all know how delicate the situation in Syria is.
So when I saw on my Instastories feed a post from a talented New Yorker food photographer I follow called Liz Clayman talking about her latest work my heart exploded. Syrians in Jersey City, community dinners, their story and food.
Went straight to Amazon.com to buy it.

the bread and the salt in between us cover

With foreword by Chef José Andrés no less.

the bread and the salt in between us Foreword by José Andrés
Preface with her gentle own words by Mayada Anjari herself together with witty Jennifer Sit on those extra two hands writing and translating.
Last but not least photography by Liz Clayman.

The book is so simple, with rather classic recipes not much fuss about it really. But such simplicity is what makes this book outstanding! Mayada’s family story, their perseverance in getting a better future for everyone, the importance of Friday night meals and how she managed to fit in her new community with the power of food.

the bread and the salt in between us recipes

Liz’s photos are precious. I could taste, smell each dish from the lighting, colors and beauty of each page’s shot.

My hearted compliments to this very special trio. You published a priceless gem in such delicate times. We need more of those!

the bread and the salt in between us sweet

Go and buy your copy right now if you consider yourself a real foodie person. It’s a must for your collection and dinners to share.

@jesselauzon

Jesse Lauzon Instagram

You know those certain items that you have at heart almost to the point of becoming a collector one? I, for example, collect mugs. Not cups. Mugs. Crazy about them. Any shape, color, texture of the ceramic.
Jesse’s account is simply paradise for us. His photo’s display are a work on its own. Beauty for the eyes.
Absolutely worth the follow!

Jesse Lauzon @jesselauzon
Oh! and he wears glasses too! 🙂

@ingridhofstra

Ingrid Hofstra Instagram

I very much enjoy the lightness on Ingrid’s work. She takes you around the world with her images in the most delicate way.
Here is an extract from her About.

Hi, I am Ingrid. I am a photographer, journalist, and videographer and I create global culinary stories. My work revolves around food because I love how it brings together people from all walks of life – and I want to tell the stories they like to share. It’s also the perfect excuse to be on the road non-stop. In the past years I dined with local coconut farmers in Sri Lanka, tasted cactus in Palm Springs, went foraging with a Michelin chef in the Faroe Islands, roamed the premises of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and harvested olives in Catalonia.

When I’m not traveling, you can find me at home in Hilversum – a town near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Visit her Instagram @ingridhofstra & website

@maximusupinnyc

maximusupinnyc Instagram

For New York lovers!
Max, a young guy from West Village goes around the Big Apple catching some pretty mesmerizing shots!
Every morning he is right there on my Instagram feed to bring a smile to my face and some saudades as well.
He knows I’m a follower & a fan.

A must follow Instagram account @maximusupinnyc