UGLY VEGETABLES ARE PERFECT – Roasted Carrots with Yoghurt and Tahini Sauce

I was reading TIME magazine this week and in one of its articles they mentioned a food trend for 2017, and in very big letters it said … ugly vegetables go mainstream. This article caught my eye and to my surprise when I went to the supermarket I found these carrots that just fitted the bill.  They were not pretty, labelled in a funny … Continue reading

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN – MANCHEGO CHEESE, NECTARINES AND JAMON SERRANO SALAD

  INGREDIENTS 8 slices of Jamon Serrano 4 Nectarines, firm, cored and cut in quarters 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar salt to taste Manchego cheese, cut into slices INGREDIENTS FOR THE VINAGRETTE 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 1 tablespoon of honey 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, finely … Continue reading

SIMPLY SUMMER – LA PANZANELLA

Mediterranean ingredients are essential for the summer table.  Ripe tomatoes, kalamata olives, torn basil leaves, olive oil and Italian-style bread tossed together and topped with parmesan cheese make my summer’s day. INGREDIENTS 6 large tomatoes, sliced into quarters 1 cup of torn stale Italian-style bread 1 small red onion, peeled, halved and sliced finely.  Put the sliced onions … Continue reading

NORDIC SALAD – WHITE ASPARAGUS WITH FJORD SHRIMPS AND CREAMED SMOKED CHEESE

A recipe from Bistro Boheme, one of my favourite restaurants in Copenhagen. Smoking is an ancient method of preserving and cooking, but it nevertheless plays an important role in the New Nordic Cuisine.  The tradition is mainly used for smoking fish, meat and poultry.  But another strong, rather Danish tradition, is also the smoking of cheese. White asparagus and tiny fjord shrimps, together with … Continue reading

THE PERFECT VINAIGRETTE

An aromatic and delicious vinaigrette that never fails.  I saw this recipe done by Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.  His secret is to add some warm water to the ingredients in the vinaigrette to release all the flavours inside a jar. INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar 8 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, peeled and … Continue reading