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Superstitious Pasta with Shrimp

Superstitious Pasta with Shrimp

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.

Calamari Curry

Calamari Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

Octopus Curry

Octopus Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

Lukman’s restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Zanzibar opened in 2007 and welcomes on average between 600 – 1000 diners every day. I stumbled upon it by coincidence while flicking through Mark Wien’s blog: Migrationology. I never worked in a real restaurant kitchen before […]

Creamy Seafood Chowder

Creamy Seafood Chowder

In a famous scene from the movie Glengarry Glenross Al Pacino’s character, Ricky, talks about the insufferable heat in New York that day: “They say it was so hot downtown this afternoon grown men on the street corner were going up to cops begging the […]