Ravioli al Pesce (fish ravioli)

“Ravioli al pesce” are a typical dish from the region of Liguria. These ravioli are stuffed with fish and served either with a red “frutti di mare” sauce or as ...

Salmon Tartar on Avocado Salad

Tartare is a preparation of finely chopped raw fish optionally with seasonings and sauces. A popular legend is that the dish is named after the nomadic Tatar people of the ...

Scallop with Saffron & Butter Sauce

Scallop with Saffron & Butter Sauce

An expensive but delicious shellfish with a delicate taste, available in a range of sizes. Scallops have two fan-shaped shells which contain rounds of firm white flesh, sometimes with the ...

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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars are a healthy snack for in between meals. Rolled ...

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional English “pudding” which is commonly served with ...
Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Bottarga

Tagliatelle with Artichokes & Bottarga

Bottarga is a Mediterranean delicacy of cured fish roe. Sometimes called the poor ...

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octopus stew

Octopus Stew

Octopus is one of those sea-foods, which frightens a lot of people and I must admit I do not cook it very often. However when prepared well octopus tastes amazing! This recipe is my Greek aunt’s one (who is not really famous for cooking in our family…). Bear in mind, that octopus needs a long [...]

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Homemade Aioli

Homemade Aioli

Aioli is a Provençal traditional sauce made of garlic, olive oil and egg yolks. It is a type of mayonnaise, which you may flavor in many different ways, making it a very versatile sauce/dip.  You can serve it with meats, fish, vegetables or with bread. Ingredients 2 Egg Yolks 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/2 Tablespoon [...]

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Red Beet Salad

Red Beet Salad

Red beets are a very healthy vegetable containing tons of vitamin A & C, Betaine, folic acid, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosperous. Medical studies have shown that beets in your diet help protect your body against heart disease. Basically they are a great food. This is a very quick and easy salad/carpaccio to make, [...]

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caponata

Sicilian Style Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant dish consisting of chopped cooked vegetables, capers and olives, often served with seafood. The original recipe calls for vinegar and fried eggplants but I prefer the more simple version. There are many ways to prepare caponata and it can be served in a variety of dishes, such as a simple [...]

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Pirozhki

Pirozhki is a typical Russian/ eastern European individual-sized baked or fried bun stuffed with a variety of fillings, but primarily meat. My Greek grandma makes these frequently, and stores them in the freezer, and I remember eating them as a kid as an afternoon snack. Being one of my grandma’s recipes the amount of Pirozhki, [...]

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Spaetzle

Spaetzle are a typical German style pasta which is either served as a side dish for meat entrees or as a main course. Ingredients for Spaetzle 400g Flour (optional 25% of flour mixture can be semolina) 4 Eggs 250ml lukewarm water & milk (optional 25% of four mixture can be milk) 1 Tea spoon salt [...]

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Quiche Lorraine

Although known as a classic French dish, the quiche originated in Germany. The word quiche means “cake” which came from the German word Kuchen. Today, quiche is considered as typically French. However, savory custards in pastry were known in English cuisine at least as early as the fourteenth century. Ingredients 250g Ham (prosciutto cotto sliced [...]

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Buttermilk Cornbread

Native Americans were using ground corn for food thousands of years before European explorers arrived in the New World. European settlers, especially those who resided in the southern English colonies, learned the original recipes and processes for corn dishes from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek, and soon they devised recipes for using cornmeal in [...]

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Spaghetti alla Bottarga

Bottarga is a Mediterranean delicacy of cured fish roe. You can find it either whole or already grated, as it is used in this version of spaghetti con bottarga. Ingredients 500g Spaghetti 1 Lemon (only the zest) Grated Bottarga (4-5 table spoons) Olive Oil 3 cloves of garlic crushed optional 2 Tablespoons of chopped Parsley Preparation [...]

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Fried Potatoes with Mushrooms Medley

This is a perfect side dish, that you may expand and turn into a full meal as well. Ingredients 500g Potatoes 500g Mushrooms mixed (porcini, oyster mushrooms, button mushrooms, shiitake, chanterelles, etc) 1 Onion Olive Oil & butter (for sauté) Salt & Pepper to taste 1/4 Cup of chopped parsley Preparation Peel the potatoes and [...]

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