Second dinner with Severine and Bert

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

‘No carbs’ fashion

Fashionable diets or eating habits which lead to drastic changes will never become mine, but if they can create more variety in daily cooking, I’m pro. Increase the amount of vegetables and reduce the bad carbs is a less drastic approach which will not lead to extremes. Bad carbs ( white rice, white pasta, white … More ‘No carbs’ fashion

Luscious tomatoes

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