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We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
You’ll explore hidden castles, gardens, and rooftop terraces. You’ll find Italy’s new wave of slow-baking, its modern artisans, its Etruscan history, and the future of food systems. You’ll meet a mad scientist who ferments everything and a woman who bakes family tradition into her bread. You’ll feel the soil with Italy’s first organic rice farmer and raise a glass to fresh drinking styles at rebel-friendly bars. Finally, you’ll discover the magic of Torino, where off-the-map authenticity will make you fall in love.
In this issue, we hear from:
Two traveling brothers who promote local ingredients with Italian-Asian fusion at their restaurant atop an ancient seaside castle.
Local Torinese, Lucia Iannone, on baking bread with tradition
Italy’s first organic rice farmer, the renegade Ariane Lotti of Tenuta San Carlo
Renaissance bartenders of Milano and Torino who are introducing Italy to international cocktail styles
The streets, plazas, and people of Torino, in a city guide that will lead you off the beaten path and into the heart of an up-and-coming city
You will find interviews, new perspectives, a city guide, photo essays, recipes to stories, and lots of aspiring illustrations.