Rillettes – Tuna and tomato, no heating, 10 minutes
Dec15

Rillettes – Tuna and tomato, no heating, 10 minutes

Version française A very easy recipe for soft and delicious rillettes to eat on the go Because when you’re traveling you don’t always have access to an oven, a baking tray or a wood fire and therefore there aren’t so many solutions to sustain yourself. After trying all your picnic tricks with salads and vegetables, and when the guacamole season is over, there is still a little option : Tuna rillettes ! Unfortunately,...

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Yakitori – Japan
Jun17

Yakitori – Japan

Version française Super easy recipe for one of the most famous street food in japan Ingredients : 100 g chicken 1 leek 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp mirin 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp sake 1 tbsp whiskey Wooden skewers   Preparation : Soak the skewers in water at least 20 minutes to stop them from burning Cut the leek into pieces Put the chicken and leek on the skewers in alternating order, making sure the chicken doesn’t hang down too...

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Ca bop – one of the thousands way of cooking a fish – Vietnam
Dec29

Ca bop – one of the thousands way of cooking a fish – Vietnam

Version française There is a thousand way of preparing a fish dish in vietnam…. But there is a thousand kind of fish also. This time, it was a double win ! A fish dish is one of the mandatory dishes in the traditionnal vietnamese meal as I explained in my portrait of Kim the owner of  Kim’s homestay. You have to cook it with the classical 4 basic products and use the classical cooking process though – here boiled. A...

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Thit bo – Beef and soya sprouts – Vietnam
Dec29

Thit bo – Beef and soya sprouts – Vietnam

Version française A classical vietnamese dish As I explained in my portrait of Kim, the owner of  Kim’s homestay, there’re a few principles in the vietnamese cuisine, especially when you talk about the classics… Ingredients :  50 g sliced beef 1 kg soya sprouts 1 sliced onion 3 tbsp fish sauce 1 pinch black pepper 1 pinch chili powder 2 spring onions Salt and sugar, as mush as you need to balance the salty effect of...

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Portrait : Kim – Family lunch and cooking lesson – Vietnam
Dec29

Portrait : Kim – Family lunch and cooking lesson – Vietnam

Version française Fish, beef, omelet, soup… Only the essential for a proper vietnamese meal I finally found a very nice family where I’m having a lot of fun and where i’m learning a lot about vietnamese food and culture. And my portrait today is about THIS woman, Kim, 30 years old, mother of a 3.5 yars old son and 3 months daughter, wife and manager of a little island of generosity in the city center of huè...

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Lau bo, the beef fondue, vietnamese way
Dec05

Lau bo, the beef fondue, vietnamese way

Version française The “Lau Bo”, It’s like a beef fondue but it’s healthier and vietnamese  “Lau” for fondue, “Bo” for beef, “Ga” for chicken and for the other words, we still don’t know their translation but you can find a Lau with seafood, frogs, eels or the super combo: all in one… Ingredients for 2 persons :  2 litres of chicken or vegetables broth 10 black...

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The real croziflette of Savoie – France
Mar30

The real croziflette of Savoie – France

Version française  La Croziflette… The one ! 100% comfort food, especially when it’s snowing… The croziflette looks a little bit like a tartiflette but with crozets instead of potatoes. You can therefore make it only if you have a box of Crozets at home but it seems that it’s hard to find out of France. Crozets are these little squares of pasta made of buckwheat that you can find everywhere in the Alps.  ...

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Top 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan
Sep28

Top 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan

Version française It goes in order of preference, 1 being my favorite activity 1. Go to Arslanbob and cook your favorite Kyrgyz meal with your host Here, we were cooking Varenik. Why Arslanbob? Because this is one of the villages where you won’t find any hostel or hotel. The only way for you to stay there, is to use the network of accomodations that has been set up by a guy from switzerland a few years ago. In exchange of a...

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Varenik – A recipe from Kyrgyzstan
Aug26

Varenik – A recipe from Kyrgyzstan

Version française A russian tortellini stuffed with mashed potatoes. I discovered this recipe in Kyrgyzstan (In Arslanbob) but I heard that it’s a speciality of Ukraine or Russia… Well let’s say it comes from somewhere in the old USSR countries. Ingredients 240g flour 120 ml boiling water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 kg potatoes 2 big onions 1 handful coriander 2 teaspoon cumin   Preparation Prepare the dough by...

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Lactose free blueberry muffins
Jun30

Lactose free blueberry muffins

Version française Bluberry muffins for a lazy sunday morning And here is the song that goes perfectly with that kind of sunday mornings: Ok YES, I admit it, this recipe is not mine, it comes from my favorite muffins’ book called “Muffins” and edited by “Marabout”. But I had to adapt it to make this recipe lactose free… does it count?!? ^^   Streusel ingredients 4 tablespoons Alpro soya butter...

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