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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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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Trahanoto with courgettes and ricotta

It happens to the best of us. You’re roaming the aisles of the supermarket, wondering what you’ll make for dinner/Sunday lunch and you’re stumped. You want to do something different, for once, but inspiration is short-handed.

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Coconut milk risotto (Arborio rice pudding)

At the ripe age of 30+ years old, I realised I had never had rice pudding in my life. Which is quite strange considering some of my grandparents were quite fond of it, and my sister had had an acute rice pudding phase for a while (she even made it with basmati rice, but I think that’s because she’d just grabbed the first box of rice she’d found in the cupboard).

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