Lamb and artichokes fricassea

Well, a fricassea, oh my, what the hell it is? Actually it’s something very simple and very traditional in the Mediterranean cuisine: you can find in Italy, Greece and even France. 8 artichokes Juice 1 lemon 700 g lamb leg, cut in chunks 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion 1 tablespoon flour Freshly

Foodie presents for your Valentine

Valentine’s day is near and you don’t know what you can buy for your foodie lover: oh my! Here are 10 (foodies) suggestions: A wonderful artisan foodie gift from Foodzie. Chocolate from the chocolate masters of the world: Valrhona o Richart. An awesome, incredible, unforgettable dessert by Pierre Hermé. One of the most beautiful, strudy


There is saffron and saffron. Saffron from Africa, saffron from Asia, saffron from North America, saffron from Italy and Spain, and then there is a minor, tiny cultivation of saffron in Aveyron, France, chez my in laws! The picture above is the 2008 harvest from my in laws field: 2-3 grames of one of the

Le déjeuner sur l’herbe

Traveling around France in low season, sometimes mean you won’t find a restaurant open, especially if you travel off the beaten track. But is there another way to travel? 😉 Lost in the countryside, far from any “big” town, the only thing open is the local épicerie, what do you do? Well, you simply enter

La France que j’aime: Aveyron, Saint-Affrique Market

My husband was born in Paris, but when he was 2 his parents moved to Aveyron, one of the most agricultural, rustic and breathtaking region of France. And even one of the least touristic. As we have a legacy there, we have to fortune to go there at least once a year, in very different

Day 5 to 6 Meknes and the King

[Discalimer: I know I came back from Morocco like ages ago, but I know you want to know more about our adventures there 😉 and by the way, I’m cooking almost nothing lately, so… :P] Leaving Fès, I decide to enter fully in Moroccan life: I bought a newspaper! We consulted our guide on which

Day 3 to 4 Up and down Fès

First we went down, then up, by another street, and then down again, to the bottom, and then, too tired to go up again, we took a petit taxi to go up… And like this for 3 days. And we didn’t get tired of it… I would go up and down in Fès for ever!Even

Day 2 Rain going to Fès

We took the bus at 6.45 am and leave Marrakech on a cold but sunny morning.We have in front of us 8 hours of bus ride, in the mountains. Fun!As soon as we leave Marrakech and we begin to go up, the weather changes and it becomes grey, rainy and cold! We freeze in the

Day 1 Marrrakesh, a first bite

We left home on a Friday night, heading to my parents home, in Varese, where we left the cat and we slept few hours before leaving for the airport (Malpensa is much nearer to my parents house then to our home in Milan) at 4.30 am on a Saturday.3 hours flight with EasyJet from Milan

Morocco, the land where time stops…

Morocco… That’s where I’ve been in the last two weeks… And that’s where I would love to live the rest of my life! Morocco… A beautiful country, made of sand, sea, ocean and imperial cities… Morocco… The land where time really stops! At first we thought it was our watch, but soon realized that the