January 6, 2016 § 1 Comment
Huế, Vietnam, taken on December 27, 2015
When you say circle, I think of food…probably because of the Circle Foods song that I was so addicted to. The song’s got it right with pizzas and cookies and burgers, but it’s missing bánh bèo Huế! This was one dish in a cooking class that I took part in during my stay in the city of Huế in Vietnam. It is a gelatinous rice cake with minced shrimp, garlic, and scallions, served with a very spicy chili dip. It was mentioned that 80% of the people who took part in learning how to make this dish didn’t like it because of the gelatinous texture of the rice cake. As for me, I belonged to the 20% that liked it. Bon appetit!
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May 18, 2015 § 3 Comments
Bordeaux, France, taken on February 9, 2013
When thinking of food items that are enveloped, many classic Chinese dishes come to mind – zongzi (stuffed sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leafs), spring rolls, baozi (stuffed buns), and of course the ever so famous dumplings, or jiaozi. These are a must-eat during Chinese new year. Juicy, savoury fillings wrapped in a skin made of dough, ready to be devoured…yum!
October 6, 2013 § 2 Comments
Ever since I saw Stephane’s post about the most perfect rack of lamb he made, I’ve been itching to try it on my own. Then a few days ago Florence showed me a mouthwatering photo of a rack of lamb that she made. That was it. I was going to make it. Tonight. With a huge kitchen and a lovely oven at my disposal, there was almost no reason NOT to give it a try. And it worked magically. Stephane’s suggestion was so simple yet so perfect. I had doubts when I was cooking but when I bit into the juicy, tender meat, I felt like my life has been completed. Thanks Stephane and Florence for the inspiration!