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The Doors 3: The beginning

The Doors 3: The beginning

Meanwhile, on Venice beach in Los Angeles ……………………. – Hey Ray, could you lend me 5 bucks please? – Again? You still owe me 200!! – I wanna drink some…

Barcelona diaries 6 – back to school

Barcelona diaries 6 – back to school

by Oliver Benet … Starting the first week as the school chef was frankly harsh. The kitchen, as I said in previous chapters, was a protected area, and a very…

Christmas music 2: The songs

Christmas music 2: The songs

Apart from the popular Christmas hymns, the carols, many artists have written and performed songs about Christmas and the holidays, some of which are already classic. Actually, a whole playlist…

Christmas music 1: The Carols

Christmas music 1: The Carols

Is there anybody who does not like Christmas? Is there anybody who hates the Christmas tree, the gifts, the day offs and the Carols? The only dissonance in this magic…

The Doors 2: The era

The Doors 2: The era

First of all, let´s have a flash back to remember some things about that already remoted for us era. In the States after President´s Kennedy assassination, ex VP Lyndon Johnson…

Wallonie mon amour 5

Wallonie mon amour 5

Do you like saxophone sound? I personally adore it, not only in jazz music (Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, the “Bird” and later Jan Garbarek etc), but also in pop and…

The Doors 1: An introduction

The Doors 1: An introduction

How many times have you wondered which is the best rock band in music history? How many relative polls have you seen on the web? How many nights have you…

The Corfiot cuisine 2

The Corfiot cuisine 2

My great grandfather was the founder of a well known tavern in Corfu town. He sold it many years later. This tavern still exists at the same place and under…

Garrotxa 5

Garrotxa 5

For the last day of our tour in Garrotxa we have left the route from Olot to Besalú. But, I forgot, we still have the visit at Montsacopa, the volcano…

roasted pork with quince, squash and fennel

roasted pork with quince, squash and fennel

Quince is one of the best accompaniments for roasted meats. The sage makes it even tastier ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 5 € pp…

Canellini beans with jamón, veggies, fried egg and honey

Canellini beans with jamón, veggies, fried egg and honey

A hearty, colourful and healthy dish ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 3 € pp) salt150 g Santa Pau or canellini beans 1 small carrot1…

The legendary Neapolitan Roccocò biscuits

The legendary Neapolitan Roccocò biscuits

Neapolitan cuisine is immense, it has a great variety of everything! ingredients for 20 pieces (total cost about 5 € with organic ingredients) For the…

Greek New Year’s Eve Saint Basil Pie (Vasilopita)

Greek New Year’s Eve Saint Basil Pie (Vasilopita)

Cake or brioche? The eternal New Year’s Eve Greek dilemma! ingredients for 8 generous servings (total cost about 11 € with organic ingredients) 175 g…

The famous Christmas Sicilian buccellato

The famous Christmas Sicilian buccellato

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! ingredients for a 30 cm ring of pastry (total cost 15 € with organic ingredients) a portion…

spaghetti risottati with truffle and hazelnuts

spaghetti risottati with truffle and hazelnuts

A special pasta for special occasions. Last year I prepared it for Christmas day lunch ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 7€ pp) 320 g…

French Christmastime mendiants

French Christmastime mendiants

Crunchy, glossy and fragrant treats for Christmas and also always available for after dinner chocolate cravings! ingredients for about 20 pieces (total cost about 7…

“no-waste” candied citrus fruit peels – fast version

“no-waste” candied citrus fruit peels – fast version

A faster way to candy citrus fruit peels ingredients for a jar of candied peels (total cost about 1,5€ with organic sugars) 500 g peels…

paccheri with goat ragù and wild mushrooms

paccheri with goat ragù and wild mushrooms

Goat is G.O.A.T. for braised and ragù meats ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 5 € pp) Salt320 g paccheri500 g goat shoulderthe solid part…