Always more reading on Uber Eats

A month ago, Titeuf and his friend Manu had taken advantage of the Top Chef show, for a very special announcement, promoted by Uber Eats. A dream commercial for the Glénat editions – and why not, the opening of a restaurant starring the young man, to seduce Nadia?

In addition, the promotion continued, just a few days ago: It’s just po! …that only the jury has the right to celebrate. For this reason, Titeuf and his best friend Manu have chosen from the best selection of restaurants, which offer starters or desserts from a purchase of €25. “, deployed Uber Eats in a press release. Unfortunately, clicking the link didn’t lead to anything specific. Oh the ad…

the taste of books

In Italy, Uber Eats invited the more than 7,000 restaurants in its app to dedicate a dish to this initiative. The challenge, to link a dish to a great name (especially classics) of Italian literature.

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This is how Davide Tronzano, CEO of Uber Eats Italy, promotes the initiative: “(…) Food is a story by definition, because it has its own story, always unique. That’s why we want to celebrate this special day, dedicated to books and the experiences they evoke with every page you turn, as well as every bite of the food we strive to bring into Italian homes every day. “.

The question that the creators of the initiative asked themselves is: what takeaway meals would the great names of Italian literature have ordered? Therefore, it is possible to associate an author with a traditional dish from the region from which he originates, or with a dish that the author himself said he liked.

Kitchen of poets and survival recipes

Leopardi, as we know, loved ice cream and sorbet, while the poet Giovanni Pascoli could be associated with a “romagnolesque risotto” (from Emilia-Romagna) with saffron, mushrooms, liver and tomato puree.

The poet Umberto Saba was passionate about his beloved meatballs in tomato sauce, while Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published his Manifesto della Cucina Futurista in 1931, where he prohibited pasta, forks and knives.

READ: Uber Eats couriers in France deliver novels or comics

Among the elements that made famous i promise sposi(married people ) by Alessandro Manzoni, food plays an important role, especially since it was not easily accessible at the time.

Manzoni recounts the simple and ingenious recipes people used to survive the famine, based on rice loaves kneaded from barley and rye, with bitter grasses from the prairie, tree bark, and the addition of water and salt.

From noble art to popular dishes

Inside The Gattopardo (Cheetah, first edition in 1958, trans. Jean-Paul Manganaro) by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, a cup of macaroons is described as a symbol of the standard of living of the Sicilian noble class. Gianni Rodari, on the other hand, was in love with bread and its simplicity.

Grazia Deledda’s novels are full of domestic scenes, including focaccia eating parties, where food is the most important form of aggregation and sociability.

Italo Calvino, in his Dovecote (1983, Einaudi, trans. Christophe Mileschi) speaks of a cheese museum in a Parisian shop and offers a long reflection on its flavour, its variety, its forms and its qualities.

Classics of Sicilian cuisine such as arancini and caponataof aubergines are at the center of the culinary delights of Commissioner Montalbano. In the dishes cooked by Adelina, a faithful waitress, or by the trusted restaurateur Enzo, the Camilleri curator appreciates the sacred ritual of food.

Then, nothing will prevent the attentive reader from wondering, upon discovering the Médiapart article on the employment of minors on delivery platforms –A Uber Eats or Deliveroo would lack, among other things, vigilance in monitoring accounts… and sublease of courier identities – to minors

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