Eat your veggies por favor

The sun is out and I finally found the cumin in our kitchen pantry again. Today was a good day. Dinnerwise, it was a great one. I celebrated the reunion with my favorite spice sprinkling it around like pixie dust. You have to admit, the thing it does to beans is magic. If only Tinker…

Fernweh for food

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world,” Wittgenstein once said. Now that my mouth is watering I understand his struggle. I am looking for the culinary equivalent for the German ‘fernweh’, the ache for distant places. What  I need now is a word for being homesick for a specific food, for the ache for…

A lentil bit less

Ready, set, (no m)eat! Yesterday the 40 Days Without Meat challenge has been kicked off. The annual challenge to skip grilled ribs, juicy steaks, chicken thighs and the like has become a tradition among friends and colleagues. Abstinence is trending. The day before meat has been banned, Tournée Minérale came to an end. The collective resolution…