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

Vegan spring rolls with plantain and purslane, ultimate roasted peanut sauce

In Januray 2017 during my trip to the Philippines, I tasted some outstanding vegan spring rolls at the Tao farm in Palawan island. I even helped rolling them and chef Ann gave me her ultimate roasted peanut sauce recipe that Continue reading

Deep fried artichoke

This is an Italian specialty, from Rome particularly (carciofi alla giudia). Italians are artichoke lovers. Simply deep fried and served hot with a pinch of “fleur de sel”, it is a great and very-easy-to-make starter. I just love it! You Continue reading

Summer vegetables and beans spread

Here is a very simple and versatile recipe to use your vegetables and legumes leftovers. Mix them with some seasoning and here you go: a tasty spread on a toast with some salad and you have a light and healthy Continue reading

Steamed foie gras with Armagnac and Calvados

I tried to steam some foie gras and the result is amazing. The foie gras is perfectly cooked, with few “yellow fat”. I left it to marinate with Armagnac (French kind of brandy) and Calvados (apple French brandy), a perfect Continue reading

Vietnamese spring rolls with nem chua

Everybody knows about spring rolls, but have you ever tasted the real Vietnamese spring rolls? My grandmother used to make them with fresh mint and coriander, green salad and a special Vietnamese fermented pork called nem chua. You can find Continue reading

Red quinoa and cheese empanadas

This is a recipe directly coming from Argentina. I tasted empanadas when traveling all over this country. You can find them anywhere there with so many different stuffings: ham and cheese, veggie, beef, chicken, corn, etc. These little golden stuffed Continue reading