Patagonian Fish with Leek and Red Bell Pepper Sauce

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Thick white fish fillets cooked in a naturally sweet sauce of red bell peppers, tomato and leek. Easy to prepare and quick to cook. Today we are featuring Patagonian fish with leek and red bell pepper sauce. Traveling around the southern part of Patagonia, towns are remote, on the coast and long distances apart. Roads are almost non-existent, meaning you undertake transport by sea or river. Naturally, fishing is a major industry here in Patagonia (both in Chile and Argentina). … Read More

Chiloe and Patagonia Roast Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce

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Colorful palifitos, pit-cooked curanto, fabulous eco-accommodation, hiking, paddling and delightful meals overlooking the sea. Sound good? We are in Chiloe, an island off the coast of Patagonian Chile, not too far from the town of Puerto Montt. Join us to discover the highlights of Chiloe and Patagonia Roast Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce, an easy recipe celebrating the flavors of Patagonia.   Relaxed, lovely scenery, unique, over-water houses built on stilts (palifitos) and the opportunity to try curanto a unique method … Read More

Turkish Meze – Recipes for a Beautiful Turkish Platter

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There is a fine food tradition in Turkey, going back hundreds of years to the royal kitchens. Dinners with family and/or friends are special and it is considered very poor form for individual family members to fix themselves a meal separate from the rest of the family. The tradition of the Turkish meze platter is an essential part of Turkish culture. Turkish mezes are perfect for social gatherings and are designed to promote talking through their casual, shared eating. Meze, … Read More

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

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Stuffed Eggplant is a dish you find everywhere in Turkey. And there are many regional versions of it. Indeed, we loved it so much we cooked 3 different versions of it! Dolma refers to any vegetable which is stuffed with a grain such as rice or bulgur, other vegetables and sometimes meat. And one of the most popular dolmas are stuffed eggplants. True to the guild system developed in the royal kitchens, the vegetable cooks had their own guild so … Read More

Baked Stuffed Zucchini Flowers or Squash Blossoms

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Isn’t it time you made baked stuffed zucchini flowers (also known as squash blossoms)? They’re an easy, quick, light, healthy, Italian, vegetarian starter. Firstly, should I be calling these baked stuffed squash blossoms or baked stuffed zucchini flowers? It’s a little confusing but squash blossoms and zucchini flowers are the same ingredient. Also acceptable, are baked zucchini blossoms. And then of course to add further confusion, many Europeans call zucchinis, corgettes. Well, that’s just the way it is in our … Read More

Herb Crumbed Fish Recipe inspired by the Venice Fish Market

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The fresh seafood at the Rialto Market in Venice is very impressive. As Venice is located on the Adriatic Sea, the fish is freshly caught every morning. There is an extensive range of fish, maybe twenty different varieties in total, both whole and filleted, shellfish, such as scampi and shrimp, octopus and good looking calamari. The quality and freshness is first class. There is no “fishy” smell and the stallholders present their fish in an attractive manner with plenty of … Read More

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