Democratic Gourmet, Elegant Popular Cuisine

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Wallonie mon amour 4

Wallonie mon amour 4

What a charming hotel!!!!! What an atmosphere!!!!!! What a magnificent bed!!!!!!! And what a marvellous day is waiting for us!!!!!! Today we will go north towards Dinant, crossing immense forests…

Barcelona diaries 3 – the calçots

Barcelona diaries 3 – the calçots

by Oliver Benet In the south of Catalonia, near the historic city of Tarragona, we find the small city of Valls, a city that when you hear its name, at…

Garrotxa 3

Garrotxa 3

Did you like the Via Verda? What? You feel too tired? OK, today we will stay in town. No bikes, no long walks. Some may think that I may advertise…

Easter in Greek painting 2

Easter in Greek painting 2

Holy Friday is a day of mourning for the death of Jesus Christ. According to the orthodox ritual the “Epitaphios” is prepared at each church. The Epitaphios is an icon…

Easter in Greek painting 1

Easter in Greek painting 1

Easter, which in Greek is called “Pascha”, commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and it is along with his Nativity and The Dormition of the Mother of God one of the…

Food in Greek painting 5 – Nikos Hatzikyriakos Ghikas

Food in Greek painting 5 – Nikos Hatzikyriakos Ghikas

Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas (1906-1994), was a leading Greek cubist artist, who began his studies as a student of Kosntantinos Parthenis. Combining the principals of Cubism, Post-Cubism, Constructivism and other Avant-garde elements…

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

So what exactly are the castells and the castellers? Well, the “castells” are human towers that members of various teams (so called colles castelleres) form, during Catalan festivals. The colles…

Food in Greek painting 4 – Konstantinos Parthenis

Food in Greek painting 4 – Konstantinos Parthenis

Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967) was one of the most important representors of Greek modernism. In fact, he is considered as one of the three “fathers” of Modern Greek art, along with…

Des fraises, des cerises, un baiser d’ange au printemps

Des fraises, des cerises, un baiser d’ange au printemps

I consider Lee Hazlewood´s “Summer Wine”, one of the best songs ever heard. I love it so much, I often play it in my guitar, although I deserve the title…

zucchini noodles with burnt garlic and fresh hot pepper

zucchini noodles with burnt garlic and fresh hot pepper

Neither burger, nor souvlaki. 5 minutes are enough for a cheap and healthy dish ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 1 € pp) 4 medium…

ricotta mousse with almond crumble, figs and orange rinds in syrup

ricotta mousse with almond crumble, figs and orange rinds in syrup

Some say that ricotta is a dairy and not a cheese but what difference does it make? Ricotta is marvellous, anyway! ingredients for 4 servings…

focaccia with grapes

focaccia with grapes

Focaccia is a snack itself, as it contains oil and herbs. Imagine how tasty a focaccia with grapes could be ingredients for a 500 g…

roasted Galician octopus (pulpo Gallego)

roasted Galician octopus (pulpo Gallego)

One of the emblematic dishes of our philosophy. A few healthy ingredients create a tasteful and visually attractive result ingredients for 4 servings (cost about…

Buffalo with carrots, onion and whole garlic cloves

Buffalo with carrots, onion and whole garlic cloves

Bison (or buffalo) meat was not very popular in Europe, but recently many farmers breed this animal ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 7 €…

citrus fruits and sage olive oil cake

citrus fruits and sage olive oil cake

This cake is very tender and juicy, thanks to the use of the two stage method and the addition of olive oil ingredients for 8…

risotto with yellow beetroots, shrimps, peperoncino oil and sea fennel

risotto with yellow beetroots, shrimps, peperoncino oil and sea fennel

Yellow beetroots cannot be substituted by red ones. If you can´t find them, try this risotto with pumpkin ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 4…

“Salmorejo” with stuffed egg

“Salmorejo” with stuffed egg

I can´t choose my best soup between ajoblanco and salmorejo. What I know is that the Andalusian summer soups are awesome! ingredients for 4 servings…

porcini carpaccio with grana, pine nuts, rosemary and rose pepper

porcini carpaccio with grana, pine nuts, rosemary and rose pepper

I consider wild mushrooms the tastiest natural ingredients. And the porcini ones maybe the best of them. ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 5 €…