When I’m watching a menu in a restaurant I’m always more attracted to starters. A starter is a perfect way to show ingredients at their best. In the beginning of our relationship we spoiled each other with our best recipes, and often we had a starter and main course every day (luckily we skipped dessert … More Starters
Severine and Bert are enthusiastic after visiting Siena. We start our evening dinner with a simple first course, awesome local melon seasoned with pepper, topped up with roasted pine nuts, grated pecorino and/or parmesan, arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sabrina Ghayour’s vegetarian cookbook ‘Bazaar’ is a real treasure, as are her other cookbooks. Our … More Second dinner with Severine and Bert
Seasonal cooking is easier in Italy than in my home country where almost everything is available in every season. Those awesome baby artichokes are a perfect starter for a weekend dinner. Remove the outer leaves and stems of 5 babies. Cut in halves and chop thinly. Mix with the juice of 1 lemon, 1 chopped … More The artichokes are back😋
If I would have to describe the taste of hot summer nights the flavor of sweet juicy tomatoes is probably the best description. As a child I could eat tomatoes like apples. My mother used to make tons of passata in the summer. At that moment the tomatoes were at their best, cultivated under the … More Luscious tomatoes
Jef and Tim, our guests, love to eat. The original carpaccio is one of their requests. We prefer a version with tuna. Thinly sliced beef of good quality is easy to find in our region. The dressing is a combination of lemon juice/balsamic vinegar (old balsamic with its intense flavor and sweetness), good olive oil, … More The real carpaccio
What is nicer than spoiling your guests with their favorite dishes? Leen is arriving today, after having spent a week in the company of (sorry if I would offend certain people) what you could call non-foodies. A non-foodie is someone who doesn’t like to cook (that’s not the saddest part) but who even doesn’t eat … More Foodies and non-foodies
Since we are into the carpaccios, let’s try another one. For 3p slice 12 medium mushrooms (perfectly white) thinly and put them in a decorative pattern on three plates. Add zeste and juice of 1 lemon, pepper, salt, fresh parsley, good olive oil and finish with grated old pecorino. Prepare in advance and the lemon … More Mushrooms make a wonderful carpaccio
Whatever you can slice thinly, you can serve as carpaccio. For today we combine thinly sliced radishes and cucumber with sliced mozzarella. Spread some good olive oil, some lemon juice, salt and pepper. Garnish with some parsley… Light and delicious.