Cucumber

Cucumber. You are perhaps the oldest vegetable cultivated by humans, with your traces found in ancient sites older than 3,000 years. The Uruk King Gilgamesh was already praising your health benefits, more than four millenniums ago. Gourds, melons, and cantaloupes are all members of your great family.  Your aroma and fragrance are so fresh and…

Spring and Summer Reading

Reading books in the shadow of flowering trees; what a beautiful moment of life! I have been inspired by many books on perfumery since I started Scent & Flavor and would like to share with you this short review. I hope that some of these books will find a space on your bookshelf or your Kindle…

Tuber Magnatum

Tuber Magnatum. What a name for the most refined of all mushrooms?! Truffles, you are the diamonds of South European cuisine, especially French and Italian. I am writing this article in an antique apartment of Florence where  your intense flavor often escapes from some beautiful Trattoria, revealing your complex and carnal fragrant spectrum. Truffles grow underground, in the…