These last days, after the tragic events that happened in Paris, Eloïse and I felt the need to gather and cook together. Cooking and sharing are the values we take refuge in when we face violence, hate and despair. So the day after the attacks, we met and cooked a couscous. A meal of comfort and gathering, a meal to heal the wounds and calm the pain. It’s not a coincidence that couscous is served in funerals in the Maghreb countries. It is also the meal that follows the Friday prayer. Comfort and communion…
Figs. To me, there is no better fruit on earth… I have always loved it, and I love it more and more, summer after summer. I was wondering why this fruit was my favorite above all the others. Everything made sense when I saw this documentary called « Fig, the Fruit of Paradise»! There, I learned that figs were one of the oldest farmings, very much appreciated since Antiquity and the first fruit quoted in the Old Testament…
As a food blogger I often wonder where to find the inspiration. For many of us, inspiration comes with encountering new cuisines, travelling, reading articles, books or even other food blogs. I must admit, I am always looking for new ideas on Pinterest.
What does really feed us? Everyday, we are having several meals and we eat an incredible variety of food. But is it really the food itself and its nutrients that nourish us? I’m not sure…
The way food is prepared, the love that was put in it (for example, sharing it with a friend or a dear one), the memory it brings … all this is also nourishing for us.
Here is a simple and pretty good recipe for the holidays. This recipe doesn’t require much efforts nor time; either for shopping nor for the preparation. But it will certanly impress your guests! You will only need 3 ingredients to make these little original and tasty appetizers. You also need to learn the technique to fold the briwats. But, don’t worry, I will explain everything later. In no time, you will have made 30 delicious crispy appetizers for your New Year’s Party!
This time, it’s for good: winter is coming. With such a cold weather, when we have to cook, it is hard to think about something else than warming and comforting dishes. So this romanesco cabbage salad recipe might seem unexpected! When it’s cold, our immune system is weaker. Since raw ailments contain many vitamins and antioxidants, we should continue to eat them.
Have you ever waken up in the morning, craving for a crumble? Some of you, maybe, but for the most of us I guess no. Neither have I so far. I was among these people who like a cup of coffee in the morning! But feeding a food blog can challenge our usual ways...
Yesterday, you might have spent time carving a terrifying face into your Halloween pumpkin. If you were, like I was, completely focused on that task, you might have postponed the cooking of the pumpkin “waste”. There are many options to cook pumpkin; I really like it in a soup slightly spiced with a pinch of nutmeg. But today, I wanted to find out the very particular taste of this sweet Moroccan salad.
Moroccan cuisine is full of salads that are made with one vegetable only (carrots with cumin, braised eggplants, potato salad, steamed broad beans – I will present some of them later). Traditionally, we serve many salads of this kind in small decorated plates during the same meal. It is somehow like Lebanese ‘mezze’, except that they always accompany a main dish of meat or legumes. This tradition allows eating a variety of vegetables, cooked in different ways, and switching from warm to cold as it pleases during the same meal.
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