Indonesian food: Sedap!

People often ask me if I miss Singapore. My answer typically starts with “not really, though I miss my family and friends, and also the food…” before I launch into a discussion about the absence of hawker centre and kopi tiam (coffee shop) in Europe and the lack of no frills, quality, reasonably priced Asian eating places…

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Red wine pasta

I wanted to have some wine with my tapenade chicken dinner last night, so I opened a bottle of red knowing that I’ll have to finish it, somehow, by today as I’m going on a business trip tomorrow. And since I don’t feel like drinking 2/3 bottle of red wine today, I thought that I’d…

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Brazil nut pesto

I love Brazil nuts. As well as pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, and also the humble peanuts. I’ve a special affinity for Brazil nuts. Maybe it’s because of its creamy taste or crunchy texture, or that I’d almost always get a larger bite of Brazil nut than any other nut in a trail mix, thus making…

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A Grainy Start to Summer

Summer is finally here! Although the sun is still playing hide-and-seek in Brussels. Oh well. Work kept me on the road for the most of the last four weeks. Which meant that I barely cooked during this period as I would be home for only a day before having to leave for the airport or…

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