This is the next episode of our summer Greek culinary saga. This salad is perhaps not traditional at all, or maybe not even Greek. She made me very happy one evening in Athens and that is enough. The menu, which was quite cryptic, only mentioned a “bean salad”. I went for it. I didn’t see […]
Hello everyone! I am eager to resume writing on this blog, after inspiring holidays in Crete and in Athens. Of course, the emphasis haw been on culture and Antiquity, the initial purpose of our journey. However, Justin and I are real “bons vivants“: Every meal was a feast. I intend to flood you with Mediterranean […]
I had a hard time posting this recipe. When the smell of this curry fills the house, I forget everything else. I eventually managed to snap a picture on my phone with one hand, holding an impatient and hungry Justin back with the other hand.
No respite for yours truly, so I’ll be brief. I’m trying to finish my second cookbook while making progress on my PhD studies, it slightly hectic right now (but fun!). There are ups and downs. Last weekend, made a recipe for a potato-chocolate cake 5 times in a row, because it was never good enough for a […]
It’s almost the best time of the year. There is now light at dawn and no need for a warm jacket in the evening. Zürich is bursting with flowers and we now take long walks around the lake. The cafes are lively until late at night. I have way too much work, but find the time to run in the […]
Last week, I found tempeh in an organic shop in Zürich! I did a little celebratory dance right there in the shop. I missed tempeh a lot. I used to fill my suitcases with it each time I returned from a trip to France. I have not discussed tempeh on the blog: let’s do it now! Tempeh is a loaf of pre-cooked soybeans that are […]
In an era in which moralizing, kale-based detox reigns supreme, a Tarte Tatin is akin to culinary libertinism. Oblivious to scandals, the licentious Tatin commits adultery with onions and ginger on a bed of almonds, under the modest veil of an honest and rustic dough.
If you made it to end of this title, congratulations! My lamest apologies for this blatant lack of imagination. Let us say I was impatient I had to resume blogging more regularly here. I enjoy a mild autumn like the one we have right now in Switzerland. It turns out that I have had a lot of red wine leftovers after […]
Since I moved to Zurich, my appetite has almost doubled. Doing a PhD seems to have made my brain more needy than ever, not to mention that I exercise way more than I used to in Paris. Plant food sometimes requires time and a bit of planning: Combination of protein sources (grains and legumes), long cooking times, soaking, etc. However, it […]
I started writing this post as a list of my recent reads and other things I’ve been interested in lately. And then, suddenly, life happened. Suddenly ? Not really. A breakup is like cancer. It begins with a microscopic, invisible lesion in a cell within the couple. The diseased cell multiplies and grows. It becomes […]
The snow finally arrived, I am delighted. With it, the need for comforting dishes. At the organic farmers’ market, I fell for a cabbage with a deep green hue that was unknown to me. It is a black cabbage from Tuscany. I thought of making a kale-like salad with it before finding a recipe for Italian soup in which this pretty leafy […]
1 pm, Wednesday, 7 January. My colleagues and I back from the university restaurant. The discussions had been joyful. Around the table, one Chinese, two French, one German and one Swiss. We had a lively chat on the cultural differences between our respective home countries. Before I get back to work, like every day, I quickly navigate […]
Beetroot used to be my least preferred vegetable. To be fair, I have an impressive track record of culinary failures involving it. It’s doomed, or I am. The last one was a brownie that I hoped would be decadently gooey. It never firmed up and I ended up trashing a puddle of reddish lava. Last Sunday, predictably, I got hungry and a […]