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
Thanks to Lia and Cor, lovely friends from the Netherlands, I have a few ready made oriental sauces such as black bean sauce, mirin, ketjap… easy Asian cooking guaranteed 👌. Prepare all the ingredients in advance. Chop 4 garlic cloves, 2 chili and 4 cm of ginger. Slice 4 spring onions and 500 grams of … More Craving for Asian food
There are still fresh figs to collect. Our guests have never eaten fresh figs, so let’s try to maximize their flavor in an easy starter.Spread some arugula on each dish. Cut a few figs in quarters and spread 4-6 quarters on each plate. Spread some lucious burrata. Season with pepper and salt. Finish with a … More Simple and fabulous
The apple olive oil cake of Ottolenghi can easily become one of my favorites. Spread some butter in a springform of 23 cm. Cover with baking paper. Put 100 grams of raisins in 200 ml of water. Allow to simmer until almost all liquid has gone. Seaf 350grams of self raising flour. Add 1/2 of … More After one week…
An appetizer is meant to stimulate the appetite and not to stop it. While guests arrive, you offer them something to drink and you program how to proceed with the dinner ( start the oven is often my first job). Knowing that people need some time to feel at home, it would be rather rude … More Sometimes I have to be quicker to take a picture
Clean and chop a small watermelon and an orange sweet melon, type cavaillon, in cubes. Add 1 table spoon of mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. Marinate in the fridge. Spread some of the melon on a plate. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil, black pepper and salt. Serve with fresh cheese, … More Mixed melon salad
Spread burrata, tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil in a small oven dish. Put 10-15 mins in the oven at 240°. Simple and tasty cooking at its best.
The variety of pesto recipes is incredible. The absolute must for traditional pesto is : a bunch of fresh basil, a handful of pine nuts, 1-2 garlic cloves, a few table spoons of parmigiano and olive oil. Don’t make the pesto too salty (like ready- made- ones are). Against the holy rule, save your handpower … More The lovely smell of fresh basil
Slice 2 medium sized eggplants and put the slices in a colander with salt. After 30-60 mins, rinse the eggplant, and dry. In the meanwhile mix 2 table spoons of chopped fresh mint, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, pepper, salt and some olive oil. Put the slices eggplant on baking paper. Marinate the eggplant in … More Outside temperature around 35°, oven temperature 180°, that’s hot!
Since we are into the carpaccios, let’s try another one. For 3p slice 12 medium mushrooms (perfectly white) thinly and put them in a decorative pattern on three plates. Add zeste and juice of 1 lemon, pepper, salt, fresh parsley, good olive oil and finish with grated old pecorino. Prepare in advance and the lemon … More Mushrooms make a wonderful carpaccio