I love searching for old, ancient recipes from around the world. It doesn’t only give me an idea of what people used to eat or how they cooked, but it gives an idea about their life in general and puts food in a historical context.
Since last week, my (personal) Facebook page is filled with my adoration for moussaka. Yes, finally, after all those years and many broken hearts, I am in love….with moussaka!!
When I was a kid, whenever I wanted, my mother would make this pastry for me. “Puf Böreği!” I’d say and she would not make me say twice. We call this pastry (börek) “puf” because it puffs like a little balloon when it is fried!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a catering order and we were trying to make the perfect menu with my client Tiina to fit all the dietary requirements, as much as possible. Perhaps you don’t know it, but I do catering for events in Helsinki and I also make my own eating events. Anyway, we had an “almost perfect” menu but there was just one gluten free baked good missing. So I worked on this recipe after watching a video of Farinata in Food Wishes blog and I served variations of this bread – after the event, Tiina said that it was one of the big hits in the menu!
In February 2015, I wrote a blog post about sunday family lunches around the big wooden table in my parents’ place. I wrote about some memories and many dishes in that blog post. But there is one dish that I did not mention in that article, and it is “Circassian chicken”.
Oh my, I’ve been planning to put this recipe on the blog for I don’t know how long. I just didn’t have the photos for final, baked cake and that’s why the recipe lingered in the waiting list for months and months, for more than a year actually. I am so happy that I can finally publish it, because it became a serious burden!!
I love fish. I love tons of dishes with tons of different kinds of fish. And I love soup! But I could never be so much fond of fish soup. For some reason, the idea of fish in a lot of liquid did not appeal to me (although they come from tons of liquid!). Until I met Finnish salmon soup…
Ok, gotta admit: I always work on a new recipe for the new taste, but this one I did almost entirely for how it looks – I saw the original recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website and I fell in love with it!