Coffeehouses and the banning of Smoke and House

On an intercontinental level, for the past five-hundred years, the cultural centre of humankind has been the coffeehouse. 16th Century - The first coffeehouses began operation in Mecca and Constantinople. 17th Century - This new social model built on popularity in cities like Venice, London, Amsterdam, Boston, Paris, New York, Hamburg and Vienna. 18th Century - Reaffirming their [...]

Pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso and the ‘Lyric Pieces’ from Edvard Grieg

Pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso and the ‘Lyric Pieces’ from Edvard Grieg

Just as I had been taking notes; searching in my memory for possible conceptual connections; considering all the things we might understand under the term 'taste'; and aiming at stretching the experience of the palate towards a multi-censorial bath, a first occurred, as I was given a pouch containing pipe tobacco, but without a name [...]