Apple and cinnamon tea – xmas – Vietnam
Dec24

Apple and cinnamon tea – xmas – Vietnam

Version française A recipe that seems to come directly from Strasbourg’s christmas market but … It’s harder than I thought to enter the kitchens in asia. I thought I would have a good opportunity to learn a few traditionnal vietnamese recipes when I booked my volunteering in Sa Pa in a “homestay” but I actually couldn’t leave the bar when diner was prepared and the atmosphere was not at exchanging...

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Cocktail – Gin and basil – Lebanon
Sep21

Cocktail – Gin and basil – Lebanon

Version française A surprising and absoluteky delicious cocktail for summer Ingredients : 6 leaves of fresh basil 5 cl Gin 4 cl lemon juice 3 cl sugar syrop Ice cubes Shaker 1 stick of cucumber   Preparation : Mash the basil leaves in a cocktail glass or a long drink glass and add 3 ice cubes Fill a shaker with ice cubes and the different liquids, shake it very hard so that the ice will leave a thin layer on top of the final...

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Turkish tea – What why how – Rize
Jul30

Turkish tea – What why how – Rize

Version française The turkish tea, A national speciality Yesterday I met Arzu, Fatma, Güner, Gönul and Hava (The owner of the fields), 5 women working in the tea fields in Rize. As soon as my camera was out, they offered me to try their pruner and I therefore enrolled myself in 3 hours of picking  in exchange of a lunch with them and the hope of learning more about turkish tea. 12.45 pm in the tea fields – Picnic time, a well...

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The real turkish coffee
Jul22

The real turkish coffee

Version française How to make a real turkish coffee? First, you need the proper tool : Cezve ! (to be pronounced “Jezvé”)   Second, you need the proper ingredients (for 2 small cups): 1 piece of sugar for each cup of coffee 1 teaspoon of freshly milled coffee for each cup of coffee One cup of water for each cup of coffee Third, you need the proper instructions: Make it boil for the first time and fill half of the...

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