The Middle East has never been so far away. Thanks to cooks such as Sabrina Ghayour, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi we get a glimpse of the fabulous mixture of flavors. Sharing food has become more popular recently but in certain parts of the world it has never been different.What will docV serve tonight? Cod … More The Middle East & beyond
Lots of colors and lots of flavor, that’s what I always try to combine in my daily cooking. Heat the oven at 200°. Clean a large bunch of fresh carrots and a large bunch of radishes. Halve them. Spread on baking paper on an oven tray. Mix the carrots with a drizzle of olive oil, … More Let’s go to Morocco tonight
I love the smell of barbecue, but I’m not so into barbecue-ing myself. Healthy, tasty, economic, creative,…., and also ‘safe’ cooking is one of my prefered adjectives. Only, if someone-experienced-and addictive would stand next to the barbecue I’m willing to prepare all the marinades, side dishes, sauces. Also for a group of 2p? Not really, … More No, I’m not a real barbecue fan.
Breakfast and dinner ‘included’, but during the day I need time to take care of the ‘normal’ life and to take care of myself. Our guests can spend time exploring the region and enjoying a real ‘holiday’ vibe. I try to prepare the dinner in the morning, after they leave the house. I need in … More Organization is important if you like to enjoy your guests
Today let’s go to the Middle East. What do you think about falafel, roasted cauliflower and roasted eggplant, a yoghurt sauce and a tahini sauce? For the falafel I start the day before. 350 grams of dried chickpeas from the Crete Senese will be too much for 2, but a falafel the following day, for … More Tahini, the smell of the Middle East
Spoiled as we are, we have a private Italian class twice a week with Giancarla to guide us through the Italian grammar, Italian vocabulary, and culture. We are her ‘bambini’ and often she is also our moral support. My pick of the day cannot be too extreme, fusion between Italy and the Middle-East. biggest fan … More It’s about time to invite our adorable Italian teacher, Giancarla
While waiting to start cultivating our own coriander we love to eat the food of the Middle East and use parsley instead of the delicious coriander (which is not the same, but…). The books of Ottolenghi and Tamimi, especially ‘Jeruzalem’ remain a wonderful source of inspiration. Today: a mixture of some salads with an open … More Official first day of Spring 2017