La polenta della nonna

Here is an authentic family recipe, the real Italian polenta (corn semolina), specialty from the North of Italy. Of course, as all grand-mothers’ recipes, there should be no measures nor weights of ingredients. You should feel the polenta! And experience, Continue reading

Caramelized hazelnuts and almonds, homemade praline

That is a very simple and completely addictive sweet that will make you go nuts! It is great as a present, to decorate your cakes and desserts, or to make your own praline. You just have to mix them in 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

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

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

Dark chocolate and Brazil nuts granola

Another Gordon Ramsay’s recipe! I know, I’m a big fan 🙂 But here is my version of the recipe with dark chocolate, because I like healthy food but I like it yummy! So I added my favourite nuts to the Continue reading

Flavia’s cantucci: Italian almond biscuits

Cantucci are little light and crunchy almond biscuits, perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. You can store it for days in a tin box. It is pretty famous in the Mediterranean area: cantucci is the Italian version, in France it Continue reading

Home made yoghurt with stewed strawberries and rhubarb

Have you ever thought about investing in a yoghurt-maker to make your own yoghurts at home? You really should! I bought mine two years ago, and it’s awesome. First of all, you don’t have to be a great cook to Continue reading