If I had to choose an ingredient that would transport me immediately to the winter, that ingredient would be the beet. Its purple color, intense, deep and dark, its earthy taste that leaves the palate and nose the same aroma that the earth releases after the visit of the rain or the morning that wakes up under a moisture robe. It is absolutely wonderful.
My friends, today I come here very quickly just to wish you a great year of 2017. May it bring you whatever necessary for a more serene and fulfilled life. With the problem of the broken computer resolved, which has kept me away from here for some time, there are new recipes ready to be shared with you and the next one comes out in a few days. Until then, accept a glass of this fantastic, colorful and aromatic cocktail that combines gin, grapefruit juice, ice and rosemary, and lets toast together to the New Year. See you soon.
If food are the body, the texture, of a meal, spices are its soul. Salt, of course, fresh herbs, citrus fruit and spices can completely change our perception of a dish. Their taste and aroma may evoke freshness and lightness, or, conversely, convey heat and complexity. I find it difficult to elect a spice that is, for me, special, since I love so many of them.