Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley have written a beautiful story about Palestina in ‘Falastin’. We had planned a nice trip to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv end of August, but we decided a few months ago to cancel it for obvious reasons. Thanks to my cookbooks, we can continue travelling, on our plate. Labaniet alzahar is … More Savory rice pudding
Today I have been the perfect housewife: laundry, cleaning, 40 mins of running on the treadmill while watching a romantic Netflix serie and cooking for 2days because tomorrow I will be fashionable online for my master course ( if internet has been repaired 🤞). Tonight we will have real cosy puree and mackerel filets. Clean … More Creamy puree, real comfort food
Tonight we try to ignore certain ‘creatures’ (I’m normally quite a apolitical person) by enjoying an American favorite on your plate. For 2p, you need 600 grams of chopped and rinsed leek, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 40 grams of grated emmental (gruyere would have been better) cheese, 1 mozzarella of 200grams, 200 ml of cream … More Mac ‘n Cheese
The choice of ready made vegetarian ravioli is large, even in the local supermarket ( in Italy, of course 😉). Let’s buy for 250 grams of ravioli with spinach and ricotta for 2p. Heat a pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Add 500 grams of rinsed and drained fresh spinach. Once al dente. Stop … More Comfort food in a lighter version
Late breakfast outside, men working in the house, thus we will take the car and go for some tourism. Yesterday I prepared the base for the evening meal. Two firm rolls are waiting in the fridge. Heat 75 grams of butter in a large pan. Add 500 ml of semi skimmed milk and 500 ml … More Gnocchi alla romana
The weather is awkward. Socks and warm clothes are still useful. Nice comfort food is still allowed. For 2p slice 800 grams of radicchio. Chop and fry 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the radicchio and 2 teaspoons of dried thyme and 1 small can of drained anchovies. Stir … More Where is Summer?
Wikipedia tells you a lot about ‘pasta carbonara’. It’s so cute that Italian regions compete to be connected to the origin of a popular, traditional pasta recipe, as pasta carbonara is. The real stuff is made with guanciale, witch is the muscular part of the cheek of a pig. I couldn’t really find that particular … More The real stuff
During winter our body seems to ask for more comfortfood to control our temperature, or to make it even more cosy. Lasagne is, for sure, thé number 1 of Italian comfortfood. Reduce the amount of kcal by avoiding meat, and trying to find lighter ways to prepare the bechamel sauce. The extra thin lasagna sheets, … More Too much comfortfood?
Filled green cabbage rolls in a classical bechamel sauce has always been one of my favorites. My mother used to prepare this recipe so deliciously. Her bechamel sauce was probably richer than mine, as most of the classical recipes contained more butter, more fat than we try to use now. I have different versions, also … More A winter classical
Thinking about ragù is normally associated with tomatoes, but not today. Chop 2 carrots, 1 leek, 4 garlic cloves and fry in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 200 grams of minced chicken meat, 1 table spoon of chopped fresh rosemary and a few stems of fresh thyme. Bake and stir. Add 50 ml of … More Lasagna with white ragù