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FC&G in trasferta: chicken tagine with green olives and preserved lemon

Posted on July 1, 2014

Finally, I managed to find the time/will to go through my pictures from Morocco and bring you instalment 2 of 3 of the Morocco in trasferta* series. As mentioned in the first post of the series, there were too many pictures I wanted to share, that doing only one Morocco post was out of the question. Likewise, in the 20 or so days that we were travelling around the Country, I had so many great meals that recreating one recipe alone wouldn’t have done my memories justice. The collection of photos in this post is devoted to the people, places and things that I saw and experienced which meant contemporary Morocco to me. Spending next to 3 weeks in the Country meant we met…

Griddled fennel and wild and red rice salad

Posted on July 10, 2012

At the moment I’m obsessed with fennel. This obsession comes, of course, at the expense of B. who is just not that into it, although I’m doing my best to change this by diversifying our fennel intake. On pizza with melted taleggio? Done. On pizza with mozzarella and finely chopped black olives? Done. Finely sliced in tuna and borlotti beans salad? Done. Of course there’s only so many ways in which fennel can be served. In Italy we usually have it braised in a pot with a splash of olive oil and water and sprinkled with black pepper, but after discovering my appreciation for it I wanted to prepare it differently and somewhat experiment with it a bit more. Enter the concept of fancy salads. Fancy…