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

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

Breaded soft-boiled egg with herbs

Oeuf mollet pané aux herbes sèches

I just love eggs! Hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, fried, scrambled, omelet, they are just so good. Of course, it is very important to buy them organic and super fresh. You can really taste the difference when they are good quality eggs. 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

Bento box : saffron pasta with squid, vegetables and sesame oil – yoghurt and mint cucumber salad

Here is a recipe inspired by a Vietnamese dish my grandmother used to make with fried wheat noodles. I give it a twist using some lemon and saffron pasta, which is a perfect match with vegetables and fish. I presented 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