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

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

Iran’s traditional recipes with a twist

The October delicious.nl is awesome. Sabrina Ghayour is an expert in Middle Eastern and Iranian cooking. Spicy rice with green beans and tomato, or the classical combination with meat ‘loobia polow’ is delicious. Our loobia polow has grilled sardines as protein supplier. For 2-3p, cook 150 grams of basmati rice for 5 mins. Rinse and … More Iran’s traditional recipes with a twist

Tadka dal

Lentils are a must at an Indian diner. No red, no yellow but brown Tuscan lentils for our dal. Cover 150 grams of lentils with cold water. Cook gently for approximately 30 minutes, until al dente. Bake 2 teaspoons of cumin in a drizzle of oil. Add 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves and … More Tadka dal