Aligot is a delightful French dish from the Auvergne that combines mashed potatoes with cheese, resulting in a rich, creamy, and stretchy texture. It’s a comfort food that’s perfect for colder weather. When I was seventeen, I joined some French friends from Rouen for a walking holiday in the Gorges du Tarn in southern France. In one small town (or was it a village), we ate dinner in a local cafe and were puzzled by the slowness of the service – not just for us but all diners. Just before the main course was served, the cook appeared with […]
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The first time I cooked this, I was feeding some West Indian friends. They were very polite and did not comment on my use of ‘peas’ instead of ‘kidney beans’. I live and learn. This aromatic and flavorful rice and peas dish is a staple in Caribbean cuisine and pairs exceptionally well with many West Indian dishes.In many Caribbean recipes, “peas” refers to legumes such as kidney beans rather than actual peas. The classic Caribbean dish “rice and peas” traditionally uses kidney beans.
Chilli courgette, also known as spicy zucchini in some regions, is a delightful and flavorful dish that combines the mild, fresh taste of courgette (zucchini) with the heat of chilli peppers. It is a popular and simple recipe that showcases the versatility of this common vegetable.Typically, chilli courgette is made by slicing the courgettes into thin, uniform pieces and then cooking them with a variety of spices, including chilli powder or fresh chilli peppers, along with other complementary herbs and seasonings. Commonly used herbs and spices include garlic, cumin, paprika, and sometimes a hint of cayenne pepper, depending on […]
Here’s a delicious recipe for Potatoes cooked with Okra in a flavorful base of spices, garlic, and onions.