Creamy Trentino soup with pearl barley and speck : orzetto alla trentina

Orzotto alla trentina

Here is a soup recipe with pearl barley. It is a specialty from Trentino Alto Adige, where my husband comes from. Of course, there is some speck in it, a very special sort of smokey bacon that is so tasty! This Continue reading

Lilly’s culurgiones, Sardinian ravioli with mint and potatoes

Culurgiones Sardinian ravioli

We had a wonderful time at B&B Monte Lora in San Vito where we had a cooking demonstration with Lilly: we learnt how to make culurgiones, Sardinian ravioli with mint, potatoes and pecorino cheese.   The dough is made with Continue reading

Swiss soup with gruyere cheese

Soupe suisse au gruyère

This Swiss soup is such a comforting meal! I tried to guess the recipe after watching the movie-report “Quatre saisons pour un festin” from Jean-Paul Jaud about the chef Guy Savoy. All along the movie, we follow the chef during a whole year Continue reading

Chwa, Moroccan lamb roast with cumin tomato sauce

Rôti de chwa d'agneau et sauce tomate au cumin

Do you remember my Moroccan roomies from Barcelona and their amazing spicy recipes? Harira soup, Moroccan chicken, mint tea… Here is another of their recipes: lamb chwa. It is perfect for Easter time. And I think it would be so Continue reading

Turnip greens fusilli

Fusilli aux fanes de navet

Have you ever heard about broccoli rabe? In Italy, they call it broccoletti in Rome, cime di rapa in Apulia, rapini in Tuscany, mazzareddra in Sicily and friarielli in Naples. It is a green vegetable with bitter taste leaves and buds that look like small broccoli buds. Continue reading

Marcela’s lemon and wholegrain mustard cod

I discovered Iceland during the summer 2016, the fire and ice land where nature is salvage and strong. During our trip, we slept at Marcela’s in Reyðarfjörður, a fjord on the East coast of Iceland. Marcela was very welcoming. She is Continue reading

Adobo marinated pork belly glazed and grilled on the barbecue

Another great recipe from my Tao expeditions in the Philippines. We tasted an incredibly melting-in-the-mouth and savoury meat at the Tao farm’s Kantina in the North of Palawan island. The pork is first simmered for hours to become tender, then marinated Continue reading

Slow cooked duck with coconut milk and lemongrass

Here is a dish I tasted in the Philippines during my Tao expedition. It was our last night in the remote islands ; we stopped in the sheltered paradisiacal Tapiutan island and slept in a base camp with no running Continue reading

Tortang talong, filipino eggplant omelet

You probably know the usual ham and cheese omelet, or the mushroom one. But have you ever heard about eggplant omelet? Eggplant and eggs go very well together. Maybe that’s the reason why we call it eggplant? Who knows! In Continue reading