Spain: Salmorejo

Salmorejo1bIt was scorching hot here in Paris yesterday. While not nearly as hot as during the 2003 heatwave, it was enough to spoil my appetite. That’s when this nugget of Spanish cuisine came in VERY handy!

When it comes to Spanish cuisine, what usually comes to mind is paella, tapas and, especially during the summer, gazpacho. But have you met Salmorejo?

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Hoisin-glazed meatballs with spicy coleslaw

hgmsc2-2If I told you that hoisin sauce turns everything into heavenly bites, I’d probably sound like a bad commercial. And yet…

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Ivory Coast: kedjenou chicken

Kdjn3-3It was a gloomy Sunday afternoon when he came into my room, dripping from the rain.

He pulled a frozen white ball from the plastic bag he was carrying, and dropped it on my lap. “There you go, do something with this” he said, and turned to leave.

“Papa,” I said “what’s that?”

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Cinco de Mayo: tacos in mini cups

mtc1The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French troops in at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5th 1862.

Since I am (partly) French, is that OK for me to “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo? Or at least make a post about it? Because I had been feeling like making a Mexican lunch for a while, and with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner … well, I figured it would be a great moment to do that.

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