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
I’m aware of my ecological footprint. With full respect of nature, climate, season I hope to become more responsible. Now and again I fly back to my home country to visit family and friends. Now and again they take a plane to visit us. North Sea shrimps are always superb present if the travelling conditions … More Would it be a good idea to negotiate a transport of North Sea shrimps from Belgium to Italy?
Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 2 chili peppers, 5 cm of ginger in a drizzle of peanut oil. Add 300 grams of mushrooms. Bake. Add 400 grams of clean chopped squid. Bake. In the meanwhile, steam 500 grams of chopped broccoli and 200 grams of chopped carrot shortly. Add the steamed vegetables and 250 … More The colors in our house are mainly black and white, on our plate we want the whole rainbow!
I can’t help it, again a Ottolenghi recipe from his new book Simple. For 2p, put approx 1.2 kilo of medium sized halved eggplants, halved and with a few incisions, on baking paper. Spread a drizzle of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 220° until they are roasted (approx 40mins). Add 250 grams of … More Lentils, eggplant and cherry tomatoes
Our temporary kitchen is not so ideal to make home made pasta, but, I promised. It’s really amazing how many recipes you can find to prepare pasta dough. What is really important is the right flour, 00 or fine semolina. For each 100,150 grams of flour you need 1 egg. Add some oil to make … More Extra large ravioli
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
Going to a new hairdresser is always an adventure. Moving residence is a reason for the local police to check ‘you are you’. This local policeman asked me a lot of questions, told me the house we bought would have been big enough for his three kids and their families. He left by giving me … More After a visit to a local hairdresser, let’s have some green cabbage and lucious burrata
After our first truffle hunting I learned that the best way to store the truffle (fresh truffle can be stored for maximum a week) is in a glass recipient with a perfect lid together with rice, barley or spelt in the fridge. The rice, barley or spelt gets the awesome flavor of the truffle and … More Barley with a flavor of truffle
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
What more can I do with a white truffle? A small pumpkin of approx 1.2 kilo with a rich sweet-nutty taste is ideal for a lasagna for 2-3p. Instead of making a puree slice the pumpkin thinly (approx 5mm) and remove skin and seeds. Oil the slices and put on baking paper. Bake in the … More Special lasagna today