Friday, August 01, 2008

How to Prepare Rom Cremat


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On July 16th, the Spanish coastal towns celebrate Virgin Carme festivity. In This video is shown the celebration at Port d'Aiguadolç, Sitges (Barcelona)

This virgin is in charge of protecting fishermen and sailors from the harshness of the sea. Traditionally, a fishermen boat will be selected to carry the figure of Virgin Carme on a parade followed by other fishermen boats. The celebration continues at the harbor where "rom cremat" is served and "habaneres" (sailor songs) are performed.

How to prepare a Rom Cremat

This is a form of drinking rom typical for any mediterranean fishermen related celebration. To a large heat-resistant bowl (CAUTION; it gets hot) add the rom, orange peel, sugar, cinnamon stick, and some roasted coffee beans. Fire it up and let (some) of the alcohol consume by steering and pouring. Stop the fire by momentarily covering the bowl (i.e. with a plate)

Cood it down, serve, enjoy it!

Presenting Rotterdam Innovation Lab @ iFest08


On July 10-12 I attended iFest, the yearly event organized by Infonomia that celebrates business growth through innovation. It was three days of getting inspired with the presentations of people like IDEO team, Hiroshi Tasaka, Peter Watson , Nick Leon, Herbe Lebret or Matt Kingdon amongst others.

Moreover, I got actively involved by presenting some of the things that excite me and that keep me busy these days. As result, I gave a short introduction to the XO Laptop (100$ laptop), participated at the first Pecha Kucha Barcelona, and introduced the Rotterdam Innovation Lab by Enviu, where I currently work as business developer.