Ceci in Zimino con Piselli

Ceci in Zimino con Piselli Join my food & wine tour of Northern Italy to discover more Italian regional specialties Ceci in zimino is a classic Italian dish. In Liguria, chickpeas, cuttlefish, and salt cod are all often cooked ‘in zimino’, meaning braised with spinach or silver beet and sometimes tomato. Zimino comes from the […]

Chicken with Spinach & Peas

Chicken with Spinach & Peas Join my food & wine tour of Northern Italy to discover more Italian regional specialties Chicken with spinach & peas is inspired by a classic Ligurian dish, seppie in zimino. In Liguria cuttlefish (seppie), salt cod and chickpeas are often cooked ‘in zimino’, meaning braised with spinach or silver beet […]

Thai Rice Noodles with Silken Tofu (Rad Na) Recipe

Thai Rice Noodles with Silken Tofu (Rad Na) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Thai cooking class inspired by David Thompson! Rad na (also written raat na or rad nar), literally meaning ‘topping’, is a classic Thai dish of Chinese origin. Stir-fried wide rice noodles (hor fun in Chinese) are served with a topping […]

Vegetarian ‘Irish Stew’ Recipe

Vegetarian Irish Stew Like this recipe? You’ll love my online British cooking class inspired by Simon Sandall! While most Irish would think I’ve missed the point by omitting the lamb from an Irish stew, I’ve discovered that the combination of slowly braised potato and onion makes a quite delicious vegetarian Irish stew with the addition […]

Potato & Leek Soup with Prunes Recipe

Potato & Leek Soup with Prunes Like this recipe? You’ll love my online British cooking class inspired by Simon Sandall! Potato and leek is a classic combination. In France they’re cooked together, puréed, passed through a sieve and mixed with cream to make vichyssoises, a classic cold soup. This vegetarian cock-a-leekie is a more rustic […]

Buckwheat Polenta with Mushrooms & Gorgonzola Recipe

Buckwheat Polenta with Mushrooms & Gorgonzola Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Northern Italian cooking class inspired by Alessandro Pavoni! On the first day we were in Lombardy researching A Lombardian Cookbook, Alessandro took us up to the hunting lodge of his family friends Elsa and Tulio. There in the high mountain sunshine, Elsa […]

Spinach & Cheese Triangles Recipe

Spinach & Cheese Triangles Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Greek cooking class inspired by Janni Kyritsis! Fillo pastry forms a delicious case for all sorts of fillings, meat and vegetable alike. Use this recipe as a starting point for your own creations – combine ricotta, haloumi, akawi or any Middle Eastern white cheese […]

Gai Lan with Garlic Recipe

Gai Lan with Garlic Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Caribbean cooking class inspired by Paul Carmichael! Chef Paul Carmichael taught me this way of preparing gai lan (also known as Chinese broccoli). It makes an easy side dish to serve with almost anything, from Caribbean escovitch (see video below) to an Asian curry […]

Tarte Flambee Forestiere Recipe

Tarte Flambée Forestière Like this recipe? You’ll love my online French cooking class inspired by Damien Pignolet! While restaurants in France and abroad add all sorts of toppings to tarte flambée (flammekueche) these days, the traditional toppings I’ve always seen in Alsace are crème fraîche and onion with either speck or mushrooms (or both). So […]

Quick Kimchi Recipe

Quick Kimchi Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Asian Home Cooking cooking class! Kimchi, Korean spicy pickled cabbage, is a great side dish with almost anything. Cabbage ferments quickly, especially if you start it off at room temperature for a day. Kimchi is even delicious eaten as soon it’s made, without waiting for it […]

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