New year is all about trying new things, and what better way to do that than by experimenting in the kitchen. I’ve never been one for a lot of spice as I was brought up without it, but, slowly but surely, I’m learning that a little bit of heat can add an enticing kick to otherwise less-than-inspiring dishes – without blowing your mouth off! Continue reading
Although not a Mallorcan dish, this easy dinner is inspired by Mediterranean flavours with the choice of vegetables and inclusion of garlic and olive oil. I cook a big batch to serve four and then the three following days I can look forward to minimal dinner-prep. The copious amount of veg is a great plus and I can assure you it tastes great too!
I’m a lover of all things rice, but don’t worry I’m not going to do a Jamie Oliver and claim that adding chicken and chorizo gives paella (#paellagate anyone?!). No, this is most definitely jambalaya: a dish influenced by both Spanish and French cuisine which actually originates from Louisiana. Although in appearance it may resemble the popular Valencian dish, the real difference is in the spice mix. Continue reading
Ok so before I truly embarked upon my Spanish/ Mallorcan cooking adventure I really wanted to cook a comforting dish that would remind me of home: curry! I love eating curry in restaurants but have never been brave enough to cook it myself (unless you count mixing Patak’s sauce with cooked chicken…) Continue reading
It’s been a while since I last posted, but seeing as my summer job in Paris involved writing about food all day every day (which don’t get me wrong, I completely loved) I slightly lacked the inspiration to also do it in my free time. Besides, my food-related vocabulary and imagination were beginning to run a little dry too. (I mean, how many different ways can you describe potatoes?! 25, apparently… http://www.gourmandize.com/article-2405-25-great-ways-to-use-up-leftover-potatoes.htm)
It’s been too long since I last posted! I’ve been so busy working full time (how do normal people manage this all year round?!) and just trying to get the most out of Paris, so I barely have a moment to spare. I’ve also been cooking rather boring meals, because it’s just for me. Continue reading
I can’t believe I haven’t posted in nearly 2 months, but I think I can justify it because I had exams and… I’ve moved to Paris! As part of my university degree I have to spend the third year abroad to “immerse” myself in the “culture” (does a swim in the local pool count?!). Continue reading