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Extraordinary 19th century Italian pie filled with maccheroni in a pigeon sauce. The height of Italian haute cuisine a century ago.
A recipe of my own creation, very Italian nonetheless. Quickly prepared, this makes an ideal romantic dinner soaked with enough Cognac to guarantee the meal will meet a successful outcome! I even list a most exquisite & highly appropriate musical accompaniment.
Restaurants remain 'branché' only for a couple months in Paris. What happens after that? What is a branché restaurants anyway? And most importantly - how good is the food?
Eleonora makes Gelo d'anguria, the cult Sicilian dessert, in her home on Mount Etna.
It is not easy to find a truffle worth the unreasonable asking price nowadays. I tried my luck at Terre de Truffe and La Maison de la Truffe in Paris. See how it works!
Fruitcake extraordinaire prepared from Philippe Rochat's own recipe.
Candied angelica stalks are sold in top French confectionery shops. This gorgeous plant has been used as a medicine and food for over 2000 years. Watch how you can use it to make a delicious pie.
Back at the Lenôtre pastry school in Paris to make tuiles à l'orange - a smart tile-shaped flat cookie served with tea in gastronomic restaurants.
Delicious egg and cauliflower Mediterranean dish I cooked with my local vegetables, with an explosive finale!
Drinking whisky in the pub where men condemned to death had their last meal made me think about life, death and gluttony.
Last weekend my friend John invited me to spend the day at his chalet in the Swiss Alps. We sledged down the fearsome 5-miles-long run and finished with cheese fondue.
Another dish with Eleonora in her kitchen near the Etna in Sicily - gorgeous veal meatballs wrapped in lemon-tree leaves and grilled.
My painstaking preparation of homemade ricotta-filled raviolis in a honey-quince sweet white wine sauce was my first test of dessert pasta.
My visit to a 500-year-old country fair held once a year in Vevey, Switzerland.
My best pasta meat sauce - pork, red wine and walnuts. Spectacular photos!