Dessert · English Posts · Uncategorized

Cooking in Quarantine: The Cake Competition

(Recipe at the end of the post) In a period of quarantine, staying at home it is not always easy to find activities to pass the time. Observing all photos and comments posted on social media it appears that there has been a general rediscovery (with due exceptions, including myself) of the pleasure of cooking,… Continue reading Cooking in Quarantine: The Cake Competition

English Posts · Side Dishes · Uncategorized · Veggie


When Christmas is approaching, every year at the beginning of December the count of the participants of our quite extended family begins. Then, after my mother, who traditionally hosts the evening, has recovered from the shock of the number (this year we may have beaten our record with 28 adults and 4 children, to say… Continue reading NEW YEAR, NEW CABBAGE

Afrodisiaci · English Posts · Main Dishes · Minestre · Uncategorized

Lentils with double surprise

An old Italian saying is “Buon sangue non mente” which means something like “It runs in the family”. Now there are things like the mapping of the DNA, the count of chromosome, the genetic identification of the genealogical tree etc. However formulated, it is always nice to discover unexpected family affinities even with relatives, which… Continue reading Lentils with double surprise

African food · Afrodisiaci · English Posts · Main Dishes · Uncategorized · Veggie

Mr. Universe Peanut Soup

With great pleasure I can add another blog post from regular contributor and regular consumer, Alice: Mr. Universe is real. Not the way we all want to believe that Hogwarts is real or that Sailor Moon will save the world from global warming and Trump. Mr. Universe is real. He is half-Ghanaian and half-British, lives… Continue reading Mr. Universe Peanut Soup