Unbaked Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Speculoos

You might have noticed I rarely write about sweets. It’s not because I avoid sugar (my will wouldn’t be strong enough anyway!), but simply because I no longer crave sweets that often. And when I do, a piece of dark chocolate is enough or, at worst, several small chocolates from the artisan shop downstairs. Usually,…Continue Reading “Unbaked Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Speculoos”

Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) with Wild Garlic/Ramsons

After several trips to Japan I learnt good gyoza aren’t easy to find in Tokyo. Maybe I was unlucky or maybe it’s Tokyo, but I rarely had excellent versions. My homemade gyoza are clumsily shaped and I haven’t mastered yet the Japanese fry & steam cooking method, but since the filling is high quality and…Continue Reading “Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) with Wild Garlic/Ramsons”

Super Light Creamy Indian Prawn Curry

In spite of what the above photograph might suggest, this creamy curry contains no coconut milk nor cream. The first yogurt-based curry I’ve ever tasted! The recipe is inspired by a fish curry cooked by a talented Indian grandmother, whom I have been following for some time in fascinating Myna Street Food videos. As you can…Continue Reading “Super Light Creamy Indian Prawn Curry”

Carne Adovada, or Slow-Baked Pork in Chilli Sauce

  Leafing once more through Gran Cocina Latina by Maricel Presilla, an extraordinary cookbook I was offered by a very kind friend, I stumbled upon Peruvian Pork Adobo. It reminded me of the New Mexican Carne Adovada from MJ’s Kitchen, which I had mentally bookmarked, but never cooked. The name ressemblance is not accidental because, even…Continue Reading “Carne Adovada, or Slow-Baked Pork in Chilli Sauce”

Celeriac with Caesar Sauce

Am I the only one who used to have a false idea of the famous Caesar salad? Until very recently, trusting my restaurant experience, I assumed it was a bowl of some green leaves with obligatory croutons and chicken, dressed with an unexciting creamy sauce. Several weeks ago, thanks to ” The Road to Mexico”…Continue Reading “Celeriac with Caesar Sauce”