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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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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Roger Mooking’s fresh tomato galette

RMTTart1Are you on Instagram? I am. And it will come as no surprise to you that, just like my Pinterest feed, it is full of food pictures.

One picture that recently caught my eye was one posted by Canadian chef and recording artist Roger Mooking, whom I first heard of from watching Chopped Canada.

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Roasted cherry tomato and spinach tortellini soup

TortelliniSoup1-3Cookies and cakes are to Christmas what pumpkin is to Halloween: for a few weeks, they are everywhere. Not that I mind, but I find that a savoury recipe is a nice change.

And unless you live in the southern hemisphere, you’re probably feeling like tucking into comfort foods. Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing screams comfort food like a bowl of hot curled-up-on-the-couch-with-a-plaid soup. Lire la suite