Flavor

Ottolenghi has a new book Flavor. The September edition of delicious.nl is extra thick with Yotam Ottolenghi as guest editor. Tonight’s dinner for 6 is a variation on the eggplant rolls with dahl. My ‘creation’ is an easier version, with even more vegetables. People sometimes complain that the ingredient list is to extensive. If I … More Flavor

Ideal starter

Beetroot and leek combined in a starter seems rather unusual, but… If I would have to choose the best Ottolenghi cookbook until so far, although I haven’t seen the recent one ‘Flavor’, my favorite is ‘Jerusalem’. It was my first meeting, ‘the first cut is the deepest’-sensation. In search for a menu for friends (5p … More Ideal starter

Friends for lunch

Every year a Belgian choir director organizes a music festival in Asciano. Although circumstances are not ideal, they decided to go ahead and we were happy to have our annual lunch with some Belgian friends in our garden. It’s hot, you only have 2 hours to spend together, what to prepare? Jamie Oliver, Ottolenghi and … More Friends for lunch

Seitan 🤔

What on earth is the taste of seitan? I’m not a real fan of all those vegetarian protein substitutes, but now and again I just want to try them out. What to cook with 300 grams of seitan? Our favorite salad with fried seitan? Slice 1 red onion thinly. Mix with 4 table spoons of … More Seitan 🤔

A smooth apple pie

Start by putting the ingredients (3 eggs, 200 grams of yoghurt, 130 grams of butter) at room temperature. Melt the butter. Preheat the oven at 160°. Mix butter and sugar ( use a whisk and warm power, or use a kitchen robot with a dough hook). Add the eggs, one by one and 1 teaspoon … More A smooth apple pie

Jerusalem artichokes in a velvety soup

Jerusalem artichokes is one of those ingredients which gradually are re introduced in recipes. Again Yotam Ottolenghi gives me a few delicious ideas. In the beautiful book Nopi, by Scully and Ottolenghi, I found this awesome soup. Knowing that Jerusalem artichokes can cause intestinal problems ( often an impressive flatulence 😉), don’t exaggerate in amounts. … More Jerusalem artichokes in a velvety soup

After one week…

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…