Cooking in Communes

(Recipe below: Squid Ink Spaghetti Carbonara with Smoked Angel Fish) By the time I left high school, I had never eaten an olive. Sheep testicles, yes, those I did, but never an olive. By the time I arrived at my preferred institution of tertiary learning I was a virgin of many fine foods: capers, rhubarb, spinach,…

Asparagus Ravioli Stuffed with Asparagus Mousse and Egg Yolk

The story  Ingredients: For the pasta: 230 grams Fresh asparagus 400 grams 00 flour 2 Egg yolks, large For the asparagus mousse: 450 grams Fresh asparagus 1 medium sized Onion 115 grams Unsalted butter 350 grams Cream cheese, Smooth 60 grams Parmesan cheese, finely grated 30 grams Soft white Bread crumbs 30 grams Unsalted butter…

Tree of life

The recipe Preciously few good things have ever come from family squabbles. The olive tree might just be the very best of the very few. Legend has it that Athena and Poisedon could not agree on which of them should rule Attica (sounds familiar does it not?). As the gods had yet to discover the…

Biltong tagliatelle with cream and black garlic sauce

The story Ingredients: 250 grams All purpose flour 50 grams Dried biltong powder 3 Eggs 2 tablespoons Butter 300 milliliters Fresh cream 50 grams Fresh parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons Fresh flat leaf parsely, finely chopped 3 cloves Black garlic, finely chopped Salt Black pepper 1 tablespoon Dried biltong powder Directions: 1. To make the pasta:…