Posted on Tuesday, February 4th 2014
Reblogged from wanderlust: [n]
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Our final rap/poetry class at our volunteer site!!! The students were so excited to record in the studio :)
Posted on Tuesday, December 10th 2013
Reblogged from Nora'slifeinAccra
My professor for Music of Latin America, Juan Raffo, jamming on our final day of class yesterday! I have some musical background but nearly everything that was taught in the class was brand new to me and it was such a great experience, especially being taught by such an amazing musician. I highly recommend the class to anyone planning on studying at NYUBA in the future.
Posted on Friday, December 6th 2013
Reblogged from La Buena Vida en Buenos Aires
I had the best time at Olive Harvest. The NYU Florence campus is directly on an olive orchard, and today was the day that my friends and I signed up to participate in the harvest. For 2 euro, you get to pick olives, eat a barbecue lunch, have an olive oil tasting, and finally end the day with a roasted chestnut. The process of picking olives was not at all the way I thought it would be. Workers laid nets underneath the olive trees, and the nets would catch the olives that fell as we used rakes to pull the olives from the branches. Then we gathered the olives in crates and sorted out leaves and sticks that may have fallen into the mix. The process of making olive oil takes time, so the olives will be washed and pressed for oil at a later date, but each participant of Olive Harvest will receive a bottle of La Pietra olive oil.
An olive oil tasting is a fascinating event to attend. I had no idea oils could differ so much. One oil would be spicy, another lemony, and one had the smell of grass. Some oils are meant to be eaten only with fish, and others have more generic cooking purposes. Professional olive oil tasters can even taste if the olives were left to rest on one side for too long during the oil making process. I had a great time learning about all the minor details that contribute to high quality olive oil, and I recommend that anyone in Italy should tour an olive orchard.
Posted on Monday, November 25th 2013
Reblogged from Emma's going to Italy