16 October 2016

Lunch Is Ready!

Today's theme of Sunday Stamps-II is Foods of the world. I have been looking among my stamps to offer you something delicious. So... are you hungry?


Just a minute! Let me introduce the cookers first: Felipe Rojas Lombardi, Edna Lewis and James Beard are three of the five celebrity chefs immortalized by USPS on these stamps issued in 2014. See the details about these stamps.



What do you think? And not only the cookers: everything is glamorous here! The ceramic tableware and the flatware are designed by two pioneers of American industrial design (stamps released on 29 June 2011 by USPS. See here the complete 12-stamps set).



The first option is one of my favourite stamps ever. I sent some of them, and I was happy to receive two on a postcard. This stamp was issued by the Spanish postal service on 23 January 2014. It is dedicated to the gastronomy of Burgos, chosen as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy for 2013. 
The stamp depicts a still-life of typical dishes such as black pudding, olla podrida, made with pinto beans, chorizo sausage and lamb, a variety of cheeses and a glass of local wine.
More information here.



But maybe you prefer something completely different... What about a bubbling pot of sukiyaki? This stamp (along with a stamp depicting a steaming bowl of ramen; see the set here) was released on 29 January 2015. I especially love the extra illustration of the border of the sheet.



And, thanks to the French postal service, the vegetarian option is available. This stamp belong to the 12-stamps set Ensemble, agissons pour préserver le climat ('Together, let's save the climate'), issued in April 2014. The designer is France Dumas. Every stamp give an advice about small gestures that can help our planet, like the consommation of organic products. (I had received another stamp from this set.)



Update: I forgot the desert! These were issued on 21 July 2016. I received the complete set of five on this envelope sent by Bryon (the USA).

16 comments:

  1. I love your introduction, your stamps, your whole post! (yet I'm going to start my breakfast :-) )

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    1. Have you already had breakfast? Because I added the deserts... :-P

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  2. Yum Yum! I showed the same dessert stamps in my post.

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    1. :D T
      They are wonderful, aren't they?

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  3. I was loving them all until I reached the desserts. Now I'm just plain salivating.

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    1. Not a good idea to look at this post before lunch... :P

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  4. Spoilt for choice with your inventive menu.

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    1. Not entirely mine, it's thanks to some hungry people working at the postal services...

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  5. A menu to dream about. Good selection.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Bob.

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  6. Hi Eva, thanks for updating with the dessert! I normally save a space for dessert in my tummy, haha! I'm very curious about Burgos, PH has strong Spanish influence in our dishes so I hope I can go to Burgos and find out for myself the similarities.

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    1. Dessert is very important! :P
      I also heard that there is still some Spanish heritage in Philippines culture, and also in the language. I'd like to visit your country one day!

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  7. I have the sneaking suspicion that I sent you the sukiyaki stamp! The post office ladies told me that the next stamps in that series will be soba noodles and oyako-don (chicken and egg on rice).

    Really interesting blog post (and not just because of my stamp!)

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    1. And of course you're right! I don't receive a big amount of mail from Japan, you know.

      Thanks for your visit and your kind words.

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  8. Happy to help out with some of the stamps for this one ;)
    Like you, I love the fried egg in the border of the stamp.

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    1. We couldn't eat without your stamps... ;)

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