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Tiella Barese, or Patate Riso e Cozze is a gift straight outta Bari, northern Puglia, Italy. An absolute bliss when well executed. Let’s do it!

The Ingredients

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For 4 people:

Potatoes: 600g
Rice: 200g
Mussels: 1kg
Onions: 30g
Tomatoes: 500g
Parmigiano: 60g
Pecorino: 24g
Olive oil (EVO): 150g
Garlic: one clove
Salt: 6g
Parsley
Pepper
Mussel water (save it when you open the mussels)
Water (~300ml)

Layout

The recipe has 13 layers. Each layer has a specific reason to exist, mainly to interact with the upper and lower ones.

Use the following image as a map of each layer.

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Compose layer by layer

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Add the liquid part

This is important! Once the layers are ready, the liquid part needs to be added very slowly with a baster without moving the ingredients. Take your time.

Step1: add the water of the mussels
Step2: mix the salt in water and add it till it reaches the top layer (potatoes).

Cook in the oven at 220C for 1 hour

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Final result. O non credo?


A data science adventure into wine

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“Sensory analysis is data science.”

That was the premise for a unique event earlier this month at our HQ: a wine-tasting led by sommelier and senior engineer Giuliano Manno as a means to creatively explore the premise of data science.

READ: not just an excuse to drink wine, but to genuinely and meaningfully explore data and its potential. The wine-tasting event was, according to Giuliano, a means “ to appreciate wine and the knowledge of wine and understand scientific approach to our senses”

Giuliano, AIS/WSA Level 3 sommelier and native Italian who comes from a long line of wine-makers and sommeliers, kicked off the event with a story about how has career has been intertwined with wine and computer science. …


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And the sense of nostos

This is a recipe that connect me with my origins. I learned to love this dish when I was a little kid, when my Italian grandma used to make it and I could smell it from her garden.

Every time I cook it, the 10 thousands Kilometers between me and Italy magically become zero, giving me an actionable four dimensional experience with the coordinates of my house and the span of every time that recipe was made. …

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Giuliano Manno

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