I have spent quite some time recently researching into coffee. Not only am I now drinking better coffee (my La Piccola ESE Pads machine with VERZI Intenso 100% Robusta coffee) but it is quite interesting to look at the health benefits of coffee, or to be more precise, of its active compound caffeine. Caffeine is […]Read more "Why you shouldn’t drink coffee with sugar"
For many Thais in and out of Bangkok, Chicken Rice / Kao Man Gai (ข้าวมันไก่) is one of the essential dishes. In fact, probably for most of Asia. In many countries I visited, including China, Singapore, and Malaysia, the famous Chicken Rice is one of the things people will long for. In Bangkok – which […]Read more "Finding Bangkok’s best Chicken Rice"
There’s one ingredient that is so archetypal for Japanese cuisine that you just can’t live without it – for many reasons. I am talking about dashi, a rich, smoky broth made of seaweed and bonito flakes that build the base for many Japanese udon noodle dishes and many others. See it as an essential staple […]Read more "Mastering Dashi Broth"
There are a few classic dishes around that I could eat every day. Maybe not all of them are the healthiest options, but they are indeed so good there’s almost a daily craving. Most of these recipes I do over and over again I have posted on this blog. And at the very heart of […]Read more "The one and only Beef Stroganoff"
Alinea, the 3-Michelin-starred restaurant of celebrity chef Grant Achatz based in Chicago, will close its doors for a month in January 2016 and move to Madrid, Spain. The restaurant is considered one of the top restaurants in North America, with its creative cuisine and perfectionism engrained in every dish. The Madrid Pop-Up will link Achatz’ […]Read more "Alinea goes Madrid"
Thailand is one of these places where I could take an entire suitcase full of food back home. And, occasionally, I do. And not only food: From cutlery, ceramic dishes, small ceramic containers – everything is nice here. On the Chattuchak weekend market in Bangkok, these items sell for a steal. But back to food. […]Read more "Thailand Food Shopping"
Traveling is not only great for discovering new places, try new dishes and savor the world, but also for food shopping. I always leave space in my luggage to bring home food items from abroad to fill my international pantry. And yes, I’ve got a huge selection there. While nowadays many things are available in […]Read more "My Travel Food Shopping List"
I want to give here an account of one of my favourite Italian pasta recipes. Actually, it is the most exquisite pasta recipe I have. It will amaze your tastebuds. Cook this for your friends or loved one, and they will think you’re a five-michelin-star chef. The recipe I’m talking about is Pasta with italian […]Read more "Truffle Tagliolini"
A few months ago I went into our local book store and saw an interesting cookbook of one of my favorite chefs, Ferran Adriá. It was a book about home cooking, and it is called The Family Meal: Home cooking with Ferran Adriá. Being a lover of good old Caesar Salad, I was glad to […]Read more "Ferran Adriá’s Caesar Salad"
My first experiences in baking began a few months ago, when I bought my first edition of Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish. Driven by the desire to eat real Italian-style country bread that was nowhere available in my country I was desperately looking for a solution. And the only solution to me was […]Read more "How to Bake Country Bread"