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Sweet and sour fennels, with orange

These sweet and sour fennels flavored with orange were born from a moment of improvisation. Every now and then I am assailed by the unpleasant feeling of always cooking the same things, of not being able to prepare something a little different. I think this is due to the fact that here in Shanghai I...

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Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts soup

Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts soup: in a spoon all the flavors of autumn … Autumn here in Shanghai, however, is quite different from those I’m used to! On the market stalls there are cabbages, pumpkins of all kinds, mushrooms, persimmons, chestnuts, roasted chestnuts. But it’s hot, and the trees are still green. However, the general...

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Chrysanthemum tea : an infusion from China

Teas, infusions, tisanes… I drink a lot of these and I like to try new ones. What is more comfortable than a hot mug in the hands during a cold day? And this chrysanthemum tea, since I discovered it, is my evening drink. The chrysanthemum tea is an infusion of flowers, belonging to the Chrysanthemum...

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Cherries, banana and coconut water smoothie

I love smoothies. When fresh fruit begin to be abundant (read strawberries and cherries 😉 )  they appear in my breakfasts, breaks o for a very light and quick lunch… I improvize this for a mid-morning break. Cherries, a ripe and sweet banana and – I hadn’t milk at home – coconut water. I didn’t...

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Cauliflower and coconut soup

While I’m writing outside is snowing. Perfect 🙂 A beautiful and cold white that recall another good and warm… Is there something better than hold a hot bowl in your hands when it’s so cold?

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