More than any other dish I know, baking bread is all about understanding what’s going on and finding the technique and bread that works for you. Aka playing with food. Will this Trub Bread be just one fun experiment or become my new favorite way of baking bread?
Maybe it’s innocence. Maybe it’s bravery. Or maybe it’s just simply youth-ish stupidity, but I had someone cook for me! A 12-year old made me her favorite dish: pasta peach chicken it’s called and yes, that is the particular order in which you have to name the ingredients of this oven dish! 😉
I don’t do it often, but the day before yesterday I tried it again. And made these Oven roasted glazed sweet potatoes from someone else’s recipe.
“.. more often than not the cookbooks we own today say more about who we think we are than how we actually cook.”
Who do we want to be then? A cook who can make Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Lime? Raise your hands!
As a cooking instructor I like it when people listen to me. Follow my guide and instructions. At the same time I tell them not to listen too much to me. It has not really something to do with this recipe for the Turkish classic Imam bayildi, but in a way it does.
Imam bayildi is one of my all time Summer favorites. Ever since I learned to make these vegetarian, damn, vegan even, stuffed eggplants in 2006, I make them multiple times per Summer. They’re that good!
I like talking about food, and about cooking in particular.
Actually, this became my main premise for meeting new people after immigrating: I guessed that when they’re interested in food, there is a big chance that we might like each other! So I really hope my new Italian food friend will approve of this Oven roasted tomato sauce with bell pepper that I served over pasta.
Do you have those moments? That you cooked something, that you couldn’t stop talking about?
I do. And yes, I quoted myself in this blog’s title! 😉
It might overcome you when you make this Leek Mushroom Galette with za’atar and labneh.
How one word can tell a life story. And its ending.
It gave me enough reason to reconsider my usual recipe for Baba Ganoush, the famous Mediterranean eggplant spread.
>> Curious how one let to another?
It had to try that recipe.
So I took the idea and made this Roasted Napa cabbage with tomato sauce.
>> Let me tell you how
Living in a new country is all about adapting. To a new language, a new culture, new dining out habits … well a new way of live. New food as well, as we didn’t have Meyer lemons in the Netherlands although there is something Dutch about them!
I used them in this Roasted beets with Meyer lemon honey glaze and I would love to eat it again tonight! Really.