Archive | October, 2012

Food innovations from the supermarket

31 Oct


Just a small post about food innovation. I did not go to the SIAL (the International Food Fair in Paris: unfortunately, I would have loved to, but it costs nearly 100€ the entrance ticket, and it is mostly made for professionals.

Last Saturday I went shopping at the supermarket, and found a lot of new products which seemed quite interesting.



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GROM, Torino

29 Oct


Today, a small post about GROM, THE ice-cream shop in Torino that you must not avoid.
It is so famous that the brand opened several shops around the world: New York, Paris, Malibu, Tokyo and Osaka.





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Singapore Food Diairies: Day 3

29 Oct

Today, my penultimate post about Singapore!





We started the day by going to Ya Kun Kaya Toast, a chain of shops where you can buy kaya toasts, a Singaporean dish made with a toast, butter and kaya (some kind of jam made with eggs, coconut milk, pandan leaves…).

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Trattoria Nennella

27 Oct

Today, a post about my last month trip to Italy! I will start with a restaurant in Naples.


I was accompanied by a group of friends who all live in Naples, and so they brought me to this typical trattoria, which is apparently quite famous (as you can see on the featured image I used).

Here is the menu. I think it can change everyday. There is wide range of dishes and, as you can see, there aren’t any prices. The waiters calculate the final price when you go out, by multiplying the number of primi piatti (starters) by their common price for instance. So it’s quite weird and not reassuring, but we paid 80-90€ for seven people (and most of us took 2 dishes).

I am not an expert of everything we took, firstly because there are many things, and secondly because the place is such a mess (and so noisy) that it is difficult to pay attention to everything that is going on around you.
So here is something I did not order (and that did not look that appealing to me): pasta e patate con provola (pasta and potatoes with cheese).

I had Bucatini al forno con crosta di melanzane (bucatini cooked in the oven with eggplants).

Someone had some grilled zucchini.

I had some grilled peppers.

There was one good thing I would have liked to try, it was the palline di ricotta (ricotta balls).

It looked soft and well made.

This was a dish made with tomatoes and smoked mozzarella (mozzarella affumicata). I can’t find its name on the menu though.

Some of my friends had breaded mozzarella, it looked pretty nice too!

At the end, when we get out, the waiters were offering some Palline di patate for the people waiting outside (potatoes’ balls). Quite sweet.

Trattoria Nennella:

Vico Lungo Teatro Nuovo,

Singapore Food Diairies: Day 2

25 Oct



Sorry for the late post! I was quite busy those last few days!
Today, a post about my second day in Singapore!







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Tarragon and nuts pesto

22 Oct



Today, a new recipe!

When I went to my grandmother’s house, she gave me some fresh nuts from the garden. So I decided to make a pesto of it.





– A handful of nuts
– A handful of tarragon leaves
– A handful of basil
– Parmesan
– Olive oil
– Balsamic vinegar (in case the pesto is too bitter)
– One zucchini

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21 Oct

Today, a small post about an ice-cream chain that I found in Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia). I think that it is a Vietnamese chain, but I am not sure, I didn’t find anything about it on-line but a Vietnamese website.

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Hanh Phuc Bakery, Bien Hoa

18 Oct

Today is my last post about Vietnam… Quite sad!
Hanh Phuc Bakery is a kind of American bakery, with cheesecakes, ice blended drinks (frappucino), or American cakes.
The place looks really nice and is owned by (probably) a Viet Khieu (which means a foreigner from Vietnam who comes back to Vietnam). I am just guessing, but this man does not look at all Vietnamese, he speaks American and has tatoos all over the body.

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Singapore Food Diairies: Day 1

17 Oct



Today, a long post about my first (half) day in Singapore last month!






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Ciobar, vrai chocolat chaud italien / Ciobar, a proper Italian hot chocolate

15 Oct

Aujourd’hui, je mets à jour mon article sur le Ciobar, car c’est l’un des plus lus !

Je vais donc vous donner ma recette du chocolat chaud italien bien épais.

Vous voyez, tout a commencé en Angleterre, dans ma cuisine commune universitaire…



Today I will give you the recipe of the iconic thick Italian hot chocolate.
You see, once upon a time in England, I was making some hot chocolate in my shared kitchen…



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