This is what I do when I’m in a need of a simple dish1.
The order is as follow: Cut the squid, cut the garlic, mix both. Finely cut the parsley (you will not have time later). Heat the pan on infernal heat, add the squid and garlic, salt to taste. 3 minutes. turn of heat add parsley ...
Kumquats at the market
There are only three seasons(although some people argue that’s only two) in Sao Paulo: spring, summer and fallwinter (pronounced as a single word outonoinverno)
Spring is when it is sunny, hot and rains every week; Summer is when it is unbearable hot, sunny and it rains every day (not all day long, but once every ...
First it was a post, well, this post [in Portuguese, sorry] about a new burger joint, but bigger than that it sprang a long discussion about good burgers.
The post talks about how hard has become to find a bona fide traditional burger with fries in Sao Paulo.
By fries I mean (and the author does too) home ...
Leftover epic mint
I am a fool for epic mint, so what?
I found it again on the local vegetable market and I brought a bunch. I brought a bunch of bunches, actually.
I did a large kibeh recipe and even then I was left with 2 bunches.
They were about to go stale so I had to use them ...
IT’S NOT RAW MEAT1
That is only the redness talking.
Corned beef is somewhat of a American/Irish thing. We don’t have it here in Brazil, what we have here is its cousin the all-mighty Pastrami.
Both dishes start in the same way: The meat is cured in a brine, then for corned beef it is “canned” (which means ...
The Fake Burrata
True burrata is a very soft and creamy cheese encased on a solid spherical shell of mozzarella.
Also bona fide burrata is kind of hard to find in Brazil. I did find it a couple of times but it is not a constant thing.
On the other hand, making burrata is as complicated as making mozzarella. You ...
Also they are in season: cheap and great looking.
So when I started making burgers and I was out of onions leeks were an alternative.
This is a dead easy recipe and all it takes just a little care.
So I just seeded the pepper (which by the way is the first red one form the ...
Ok it is shameful that I am posting a recipe this simple, but bear with me for a moment. these croutons are wonderful and multi-propose. It is the best stuffing that you can have for a chicken or fish.
Last time that we went to the farm we came home with over 3 kilos of limes, not only ...
Yeah, sometimes we bit more than we can chew.. specially with hot foods
Sources of heat
I have to let you in a secret: I like spiced food; and a bigger secret: A LOT!
But rest assured that my carvings are not for only heat.. but for the fresh taste of hot pepper. I’d rather have a very tasty pepper ...
The quest for shrimp
Since last Thursday I’ve been in a mood for shrimp.
Here in Brazil we say that the best time for shrimp are the months that don’t have an “r” on its name. May, June, July, August in case you wondered. During those months the price goes slightly down and they are slightly larger. And in case ...
It started like it always does. I become obsessed with a food, ingredient or method and can’t stop until I am happy with the results.
One day I noticed that I like bread. I like bread a lot. So I decided to make bread.
For 15 days in a row I baked. The results going from me being sick (sour ...
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