After the recipe inspired by Patricia’s look, today I want to introduce to you Giotto Calendoli, who shares many things with her, including love and a life project named Giotto entered the Taste of Runway’s living room flanked by the Hogan team, ready to tell us many interesting stories. I asked him some questions, read his answers.

Where were you born and how long have you been in Milan?

I was born in the beautiful city of Naples and I have been in Milan only for two years.

What do you do?

I work for our blog and there’s always plenty to do, like updating the platform continuously, writing posts, thinking about new things to publish…

And also thinking about what to cook, because I know that you’re the king of the kitchen at home. Is that true?

You’re right, I love cooking, so it’s (almost) always me who cooks!

What is the dish that you do best?

Eggplant parmigiana! I learnt it from my father, who is an excellent cook.

And what about Hogan’s Business Casual project?

It’s about a new concept of style, typical of men of these days, who are ready to face the daily grind that begins in the morning and ends up who knows what time in the evening. For that reason, Hogan has created a series of functional and comfortable outfits, always oriented to elegance in a modern way.

How should your ideal look be?

Professional, but not too pretentious. The Hogan’s sweater that I’m wearing today is ideal for a day that can reveal many surprises such as an improvised business dinner!


Joy and sorrow. This is what shoes mean for women. And for men?

We definitely wear more comfortable shoes than women, but also for men, shoes are not always easy to choose and to wear. With White traditional or Route shoes, I am sure I’ll feel at ease wherever I am.


What colour is your soul?

Light blue.


Thanks for letting us discover something about yourself, Giotto. Now it’s time for me to cook you. Since you are a very good cook, can you help me peel the onions? In the meantime I turn on the oven…

Recipe. FOR 12 MUFFINS

250 g (9 oz) boiled potatoes + 1 white onion + 220 g (7.8 oz) 00 flour + 2 eggs + 140 ml (4.8 fl oz) milk + 1 sprig of rosemary, chopped + 1 packet of yeast for savoury dough + 20 ml (0.70 fl oz) sunflower oil + salt + pepper + butter for the cups.

Cut the onion into slices and brown in a skillet with a little oil and the chopped rosemary. When it becomes transparent, turn off the heat and add all the potatoes previously boiled and mashed with a fork. Stir well. In a clean bowl (No.1) combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. In another bowl (No.2) combine the eggs with the milk and sunflower oil, and then beat well with a fork. Then add the mixture of potatoes and onion and mix well. Finally, pour all the ingredients contained in bowl No.2. Mix quickly and pour into cups (previously greased with a little butter). Fill in two-thirds full. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C (356°F) for 20 minutes. Before removing from oven, check with a toothpick. Enjoy!


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