Month: January 2011

Baguette: France’s Favourite Bread.
Food

Baguette: France’s Favourite Bread.

Baguette Tourists visiting small cities and towns in France become watch with fascination people carrying baguettes under their arms in specially designed bags or on their bicycles carriers around noon in time for lunch at home. French, except in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg and other major cities go home for […]

The Perfect Oil.
Food

The Perfect Oil.

The Perfect Oil Caring chefs employ a range of oils in their cooking; some prefer olive oil for sautéing, salad dressings, marinades and pan-frying. Some albeit in Italy only, use olive oil for deep-frying. Then some chefs use avocado- or walnut oil for dressings or brushcetta. The list goes on. […]

Amarone.
Wine

Amarone.

Amarone Veneto, although one of the most famous wine regions of Italy, produces huge quantities of wine, but Tuscany, and Piedmont market their wiens at higher prices and enjoy a more respectful acceptance of their wines. Veneto is home to Soave, Bianco di Custoza, Bardolino, Valpolicella and many others. Soave […]

Salad Days.
Recipes

Salad Days.

Salad Days ingredients: cabbage leek sweet corn tomatoes cucumber paprika feta cheese black olive 1 TBS olive oil + a little Balsamico. Easy to make, just cut the ingredients up and mix it together. The amount you decide dependent on how hungry/how many you are. Bo Appetite! We had it […]

Book review: A Taste of Canada.
Book Reviews

Book review: A Taste of Canada.

The question of “What is Canadian cuisine?” has been debated for a long time. People eat first and foremost what grows around them and products that are accessible. Today, big city dwellers think nothing of buying tomatoes, or peaches, or grapes in January and which are imported from thousands of […]

Book review: Cheese Primer by Steven Jenkins.
Book Reviews

Book review: Cheese Primer by Steven Jenkins.

Artisan cheese in Canada enjoys an unprecedented popularity. Now, restaurants too offer a good selection of cheeses served properly at room temperature with appropriate garnishes, nut bread, and a variety of at least three different cheeses. Many are from Quebec, some from Ontario; others may originate in France or Italy. […]

Easter in Italy 2005 – Tenuta il Sogno
Travel

Easter in Italy 2005 – Tenuta il Sogno

Tenuta il Sogno We spend the Easter 2005 in Piedmont, Italy. More precisely nearby a village called San Marzano Oliveto in the Asti-province in the north-west corner of Italy. We packed our suitcases and leaved for the Norwegian main airport Gardermoen. It was I Morten and Tone and 4 kids […]