A wish list

A few days before people are arriving I ask for a wish list for breakfast and dinner. Ingrid and Guido will be here in approximately 5h. Time enough to prepare a simple fennel soup, fresh bread and a stew with polpo. Boil 1,5 kilo of frozen polpo for 1h in plain water. Chop 1 large … More A wish list

Cacio e pepe

The april edition of the Dutch magazine, Delicious, is dedicated to Italy. The original Roman ‘cacio e pepe’ recipe has been turned in to a few awesome variations. ‘Cacio e pepe’ is the translation for ‘cheese and pepper’, the main ingredients. Vongole in a cacio e pepe- version is really atypical, knowing that fish and … More Cacio e pepe

Fresh baby artichokes

There are plenty of baby artichokes in the supermarket, so it’s time to prepare my favorite recipe again. This recipe is always a bit different and, although it could seem complicated while explaining, it’s super easy. Chop the end of the stems of 10 baby artichokes (quantity for 4p, = ideal as a starter). Wash … More Fresh baby artichokes

Time for a stew

Nostalgic slow cooking is extra cosy on cold winter days. The taste of most of those dishes is better the following day. Cut a good quality chicken in pieces. The legs, wings and breasts are perfect for a stew for 3-4p. The leftover can be used for a stock, or can be baked in the … More Time for a stew

Polpo, the ‘real ‘octopus with the long tentacles and little suction cups

They can be enormous, those creatures. The Italians surely eat them often, and buy them frequently frozen. Tessa Kiros is a cookbookwriter, she travelled and worked all over the world. One of her books, Ciao bella, describes the cuisine of Venice. Polpo con patate is a traditional antipasto, but I thought it would be an … More Polpo, the ‘real ‘octopus with the long tentacles and little suction cups