Let’s say that you bought heaps of radish at your farmer’s market and after using the root, you are left with a whole bunch of green leaves. What would you usually do? Throw them in the bin? Yes, I used to do this as well. […]
Category: I’m feeling lazy
Hello Folks, Our followers and friends often think that we spent hours in the kitchen preparing sophisticated dishes decorated with swans carved out of various vegetables. It happens…sometimes. Most of the time…not really. Having a full-time job, social life and some past-time activities don’t leave […]
Guess what. Yesterday, I got kale and chocolate tomatoes for free from We Farm, our local organic veggie shop. (!!!) – Why would you give it for free – I asked the sales lady in astonishment. – Because people in Jordan don’t know these […]
Carbonara outside of Italy is the bastard of globalisation. Internationally, chefs tend to add heavy cream, mushroom and butter to thicken the sauce. The creaminess of an original recipe comes from a raw egg cooked immediately after it’s mixed with the hot pasta. An […]
In the 90s, Roma had few pubs, which offered a place to sit and enjoy a pint of your favourite beer. Men dominated the space behind the bar and pushed women to the kitchen. Lorenza had no choice but to work as a cook to support herself in her university days. She used to prepare simple snacks and tiramisu from her aunt’s recipe. A pleasant addition to her daily wage was free booze that was pouring in streams after the closing hours. Students life is not a sad life.
This July, I visited Lorenza in Rome. Early one morning, we set off to the oldest fishmonger in Ostiense: a neighborhood known for its street art and old industrial buildings. We were on a mission to stock up for that evening’s seafood dinner. It was a hot summer day filled with urban noise and a humid breeze from the Thyrrhenian Sea. The fish monger shop was straight out of a story book. It clearly hadn’t aged well and there were no windows inside.
When you think about summer cakes, or cakes in general, courgette is probably not an ingredient that springs to mind. The Summer Courgette Cake is one of this surprising combinations of savory ingredients and cocoa that will astonish you with its lightness and subtle sweetness. The […]
July is a beginning of the season for holy basil in Iraq that is also widely used in Thai cuisine. Inspired by the memories of Thailand, I created this simple sandwich. In fact, bread is not very popular in Thailand so a Thai sandwich is a […]
A nice summery twist on the Italian classic. I find that garden peas add a fresh touch and using prosciutto gives a lighter dish than the classic pancetta which of course you can use if prosciutto is not available. For the pasta we used a […]