Democratic Gourmet, Elegant Popular Cuisine

The internet is flooded with thousands of web pages, almost identical to each other, that reproduce outdated and boring models. Massive recipes, eccentricities, hard-to-find ingredients, low-quality raw materials, no care for the nutritional part of the food. Misleading terms such as “traditional“, “mother’ s“, “family“, when in reality multinational companies products are being used, usually for advertising purposes.

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cooking in paper

cooking in paper

Venice is, for me, the most beautiful city ever seen. I remember the first time I ve been there, it was winter time, a few days before the New Year´s…

coffee

coffee

Coffee, in addition to tonic drink, is also used in cooking as a balance of acidity, so adding 1-2 tablespoons of ready-made espresso (yes, it is done in modern cuisine)…

risotto

risotto

Risotto has a basic rule: It is SELF-SAUCED and therefore in each dish our main concern is to create a good “sauce” for the rice. How? But, with the broth,…

sandwich

sandwich

Very important preparation in modern cuisine. We taste it on an almost daily basis, as breakfast, snack, light lunch or dinner. Its dominance is global and its varieties uncountable. Despite…

flour

flour

Perhaps the most used processed material in culinary history and certainly one of the most important in Mediterranean cuisine. If the flour runs out, we fucked it up, no breads,…

pasta

pasta

We have reached the most critical point. What is this? But of course the binding of the sauce with the pasta. So, let´s see what there is in front of…

frying

frying

Let me ask you something, have you ever wondered why do we fry? What is the fucking reason, that, instead of using water (to boil), a little oil (to sauter)…

acidity and alkalinity

acidity and alkalinity

— Tell me now, man, have you ever eaten “red” cabbage, like this one I show you? — Yes, I have eaten a colored cabbage, but I think it was…

oils and fats

oils and fats

However, let’s go to the point of the subject. As I already told you I am not a doctor, but a cook, as cooks are all those who insist that…

mutton irish stew

mutton irish stew

If we don´t have children as consumers, we can add to the stock a can of Guinness beer to make the dish even more Irish…

tomato soup with bouquet of fresh herbs

tomato soup with bouquet of fresh herbs

If we want to honor and please our guests, we have to get tired. Not necessarily to buy expensive ingredients, that for many people is…

bavette risottate with small shrimps and pistachios

bavette risottate with small shrimps and pistachios

Having in the freezer cheap preboiled shrimps, we can prepare magnificent pastas in a few minutes. So follow my suggestion, throw away the garbage from…

vegetable soup with crunchy leek and parmesan cheese

vegetable soup with crunchy leek and parmesan cheese

Playing with the textures of the ingredients we can create fancy original dishes very easily. Start preparing your own soups! ingredients for 4 servings (cost…

lavender rice pudding and honeycomb tart

lavender rice pudding and honeycomb tart

This tart can be made with many other aromas. We often prepare one with orange rice pudding and orange honeycomb. So you can create your…

tuscan stracotto

tuscan stracotto

An Italian classic, a marvelous braised beef which, with the San Gimignano-like potatoes, puts Tuscany in our dishes! ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 6…

struffoli

struffoli

The ultimate Neapolitan Christmas sweet, which, if made with baked (instead of fried) biscuits, as we do, can be a dessert, light, tasty AND SEDUCTIVE!…

kourabiedes

kourabiedes

Divine butter and almond biscuits, drizzled with rosewater and dusted with icing sugar, that are melting in the mouth! ingredients for about 25 biscuits (cost…

melomakarona

melomakarona

A burst of spices and citrus flavors, in these Greek Classic Christmas biscuits! ingredients (cost about 12 € for the whole preparation) for the syrup…