13 juin 2006

One Pot Cooking

Veal Marengo Veal Marengo is a French recipe with Italian accents. It has been created in Marengo by Napoleon’s personal chef with the few ingredients available locally: Tomatoes, onions and white wine. For some reason, my grand mother always adds olives and I always associated olives and veal Marengo. Much to my disappointment, I found out this dish does not include olives while researching a proper recipe. Nevermind I ditched the recipes and used my home cured olives. Cooking like my grand mother has something to do... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2006

Winter Treats

Heart shaped self saucing puddings Winter has finally kicked in. Temperatures are nosediving. I was trying to drink a glass of Bordeaux yesterday but my lounge was freezing. The wine was far too cold for the aromas to develop. Far too cold to be fully appreciated. I miss warmth and I miss summer food. Times like that call for emergency comfort. To rise spirits up, nothing beats the warmth and cuddliness of chocolate cakes – especially when we’re talking heart-shaped gooey chocolate cakes. I was offered a... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2006

Give Silken curd a chance!

Tofu in ginger flavoured tempura batter   Who said tofu was dull and boring? I was first introduced to tofu when I was 7 and I was not impressed, not impressed at all. It looked like a burger pattie but tasted like.. uh? Pre-chewed rubber? Later much later I gave tofu another go. We used to try a different restaurant every month with my friend Lulu, who is vegetarian. One night, we decided to go to Hare Krishna. We had tofu massala. It was sumptuously delicious. The tofu had absorbed all the flavours, it was... [Lire la suite]
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