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

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

Ruth’s oxtail in peanut butter sauce

This is my Ivorian friend Ruth’s recipe, and I love it! It reminds me the Filipino dish kare-kare made with peanut butter too. It’s comfort food. You’re gonna love this thick, generous, rich and finger-licking delicious peanut butter sauce! You Continue reading

Pecan pie

I got this recipe from a bakery I worked in for a while. It’s a very good caramel recipe, perfect with nuts. You will love baking this pecan pie for Thanksgiving and it is just great for tea time. If Continue reading

Chicken and soybean vermicelli Vietnamese soup

Here is a very-easy-to-make chicken and soybean vermicelli Vietnamese soup. And it is so delicious! It’s another Vietnamese recipe from my granny. I’ve been eating it at least once every single winter since I’m a child. This chicken and soybean Continue reading

Savoyard fondue

Ah Savoyard fondue! Cheese, wine and bread. Everything French people could kill for! Fondue is something you share, it’s warmth, it’s comfort food, it’s joy and happiness together. As I was on a weekend with some friends in Savoy, I Continue reading