Citrus fruit festival

Italy has a great variety of citrus fruit. I love the Sicilian tarocco orange for its color and its flavor. Tonight we have a fresh whole fish, hasselback potatoes and a chicory salad (mixed chicory and radicchio) with an awesome dressing. For 2p, put the juice of 2 tarocco oranges in a small pan. Allow … More Citrus fruit festival

I love this one😋

In search for variety in cooking with Jerusalem artichokes I found this wonderful recipe in the cookbook Plenty of Yotam Ottolenghi. After a few small changes we have a fabulous winter salad. For 2p, clean 500 grams of Jerusalem artichokes, chop in 1cm slices and store in a bowl with water and the juice of … More I love this one😋

Chicory Italian style

The traditional Belgian oven recipe of chicory with smoked salmon instead of ham in a bechamel sauce is delicious. As you know, I daily try to cook something different. I read cookbooks to be inspired. The recipe of today is a real mixture of styles. My favorite audience will tell me whether it’s a success … More Chicory Italian style

I came from a region where chicory was cultivated in soil

Where radicchio is Italian, chicory is a product from Belgium and the Netherlands. I try to avoid buying import products but certain ingredients are too delicious, I’m sorry. For 2p, bake 1 kilo of chicory, cut in quarters, brown in some butter. Add 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh sage. Make a bechamel. Add 60 grams … More I came from a region where chicory was cultivated in soil

What a great starter!

In the Christmas edition of delicious.nl I find a lot of inspiration for the future visit of Emilie, one of my lovely nieces. There is a lot that I don’t really understand of the vegan philosophy, but the recipes are usually really creative. Grilled chicory with roasted nuts and a romesco sauce is awesome. Most … More What a great starter!

I did this one before, but it’s really worth to prepare it once more

Chicory doesn’t belong to the ‘exotic’ department in Italy, but this recipe is  for sure not familiar in this country of foodies. I bought 1 kilo of fresh chicory (recipe for 2p). Chop off the little brown end, make a few incisions in the hard part. Blanch or steam the chicory al dente. Drain and … More I did this one before, but it’s really worth to prepare it once more