Food is a universal medium that connects us all. Usually our global team meets several times a year for international team lunches. Now with the pandemic, we are continuing to share our food adventures online. Through food, we hope to spread a little comfort across the world during these unsettling times.

Freddie’s “(Hopefully) Perfected Over the Years” One-Pot Chicken & Chorizo Stew (Frederika, UK)

My love of chorizo and butter-bean-based university budget Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (diced) 200g chorizo (thinly sliced) 400g tinned tomatoes 400g butter beans (drained) 1 red pepper (diced) 1/2 onion (finely diced) 2 teaspoons garlic granules 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon onion salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons soured cream Steps: … More

Zucchini and Ham Quiche (Eleonora, Reggio Emilia)

This zucchini quiche recipe is quick to prepare and easy to freeze. Make it all summer long for brunches, gatherings and weekend mornings. Ingredients 1 puff pastry with seeds sheet 2 zucchini 1 egg 2 slices of ham Parmesan cheese to taste 1 slice of American cheese Steps: Cut the zucchini and the ham Boil the zucchini … More

Paccheri Cacio, Pepe & Sausage (Chiara, Varese)

Directly from Rome, Italy’s capitol city and heart, the Cacio e Pepe is one of the most known and appreciated pasta recipes from everyone. Credits to Giallo Zafferano. Ingredients Paccheri – 320g Grated Pecorino Romano cheese – 60g Red Onions – 90g Red Wine – 30g Sausage – 150g Grated Parmesan cheese – 40g Extra Virgin Olive Oil – … More

Love Wrap (Abin, Paris)

A delicious evening snack from Kerala with the richness of tropical flavors to share with your loved ones.  Ingredients for the batter All-purpose flour – 1 cup Egg – 1 Salt – 1 pinch Sugar – 2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1 pinch Water: 1/2 – 1 cup or as required to make a good … More

Stuffed Chicken Breast (Melissa, Aberdeen)

Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and philadelphia, wrapped in prosciutto ham, served with sweet potato chips and asparagus.  Ingredients 4 Fresh chicken breasts 90g Creamed cheese (Philadelphia) 80g Prosciutto ham  5 Sweet potato’s 200g Asparagus 50g Spinach 80g Mushrooms 350g Tomato and Mascarpone sauce 2 tsp Vegetable oil 1 tsp Mixed herbs Steps: Chop spinach … More

Baba Ganouche (Fernanda, São Paulo)

Appetizer, Dip, Snack, Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Middle Eastern-Inspired, Vegan Ingredients 1 medium eggplant* Sea salt Olive oil (for roasting) 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice (1 medium lemon yields ~3 Tbsp juice) 2 Tbsp Tahini 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, parsley, or basil (optional // chopped) Optional-1 large clove garlic (grated or finely minced) STEPS OVEN OPTION Preheat oven to high broil  Slice your eggplant into 1/4 inch rounds and sprinkle with sea salt … More

Tsaziki (Michael, Paris)

Another “dip” recipe. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients 400g of Greek yoghurt (10% fat) 1 grated cucumber  2-3 crashed and tightly minced garlic cloves  Minced dill (or other herb(s) if you don’t like dill) Splash of lemon juice 2 splashes of olive oil Salt  Pepper PREPERATION: Slightly squeeze the grated cucumber to get rid of excess … More

Vegetarian Sausage Pasta (Melissa, Aberdeen)

Penne pasta in a creamy tomato and mascarpone sauce with Quorn sausages and mushrooms.  Ingredients Around 350ml of penne pasta. 350g Tomato and Mascarpone sauce. 4 Quorn sausages. 90g chestnut mushrooms Black pepper and salt Choice of fresh herbs for garnish PREPERATION: Boil water in pan then add the penne pasta and some salt.  Place … More

Mushroom Cream Pasta (Quang, Tampa)

INGREDIENTS Shallots A few teaspoons of wine Salt and pepper Herbs: oregano, basil 2-3 cloves of garlic  Chopped mushrooms, the darker, the better, portobello, cremini Stock Heavy cream  Butter Olive oil STEPS Render shallots with salt and pepper and herbs (not burned) Chop your mushrooms and salt to remove the juice Add mushrooms to shallot … More

Black Sesame Kidney Bean “Hummus” (Michael, Paris)

I know: calling something without chickpeas hummus is controversial, but because i did not have the main ingredient one day, I replaced them by kidney beans and found it delicious.While I was at it, I took black sesame to accentuate the unusual gray color. Ingredients 1 small can of kidney beans (250g drained) 50g of … More

Lazy Pizza (Fernanda, São Paulo)

I’ve learned during lockdown, and is amazingly delicious, crispy and light, depending on what you add on top Ingredients 2 large lebanese flatbreads (wholemeal optional) 12 cherry tomatoes (sweet as can be) ½ cup (125ML) tomato puree (passata) 180G drained bocconcini or mozzarella, torn ⅔ cup (50G) finely grated parmesan 2 tablespoons torn basil or … More

Winter Mushroom Roast Recipe (Mia, New York)

Warm, hearty, and flavorful – a great centerpiece dish. INGREDIENTS 3 Onions  2 pounds of mushrooms of choice (not shiitake) Basil Oregano Rosemary  2 sheets Puff pastry dough  Olive oil Cinnamon nutmeg Balsamic vinegar Garlic – 8 cloves ¼ cup of Wine  Butter Salt, pepper Truffle oil cheese 1 cup of chopped toasted nuts – … More

Bún Thịt – Grilled Pork Vermicelli (Thao, Tampa)

A popular everyday Vietnamese dish of cold vermicelli noodles and grilled pork, eaten with fresh fragrant herbs like basil and mint. INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground pork 1 tbsp olive oil for frying Sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 2 tsp fish sauce 1 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp seasoning powder 1 tsp minced garlic … More

Tropical Salad (Quang, Tampa)

This is a colorful, tropical salad that’s fresh, energizing, and nutritious! INGREDIENTS 1 ripe mango 1 ripe avocado 1 grapefruit 1/2 lemonGarnish with: cilantro roasted pine nuts roasted macadamia nuts roastd walnuts STEPS Cut the fruit into chunks. Mix the fruit together. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the fruit. Garnish with a little cilantro and roasted … More

Soy Chicken (Thao, Tampa)

A homestyle approach to an easy Asian soy chicken recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 pound of chicken 1 tsp olive oil Sauce 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp cooking wine 1 tsp corn starch 1 tsp sugar ¼ tsp baking soda 1 tsp sesame oil … More

William Pear Crumble (Michael, Paris)

A super simple and effective recipe for 2 portions. You can serve it French style with crème fraîche or American style with vanilla ice cream, or simply without anything. INGREDIENTS 100g Flour 50g Sugar 50g Butter Salt 2-3 Pears (William) – You can use almost all seasonal fruits you like instead STEPS Pre-heat the oven … More

Crispy Lemongrass Tofu (Thao, Tampa)

An interpretation of a classic Southern Vietnamese vegan dish that goes well with rice. INGREDIENTS 2 boxes of soft tofu (2 patties) olive or peanut oil for frying Lemongrass Mixture 1 cup of chopped lemongrass 1 tsp onion 1 tsp garlic 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp dry red … More

Vegetarian Moussaka (Lan, Tampa)

A hearty dish that tastes even better as the flavors permeate in the following days. INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant  1 large onion peeled and chopped I large clove of garlic minced or chopped finely 2 tbsp oil 3 or 4 tomatoes skinned and chopped  1 tbsp tomato puree Black pepper Teaspoon of cinnamon A can of red kidney beans drained and rinsed 100 g grated parmesan  … More

Blueberry Top Baked Pancakes (Ronak, Mumbai)

My favourite morning breakfast. Hand Down! Simple yet elegant. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled) 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil 1 large egg 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Assorted toppings – Blueberries. you can also use butter, maple … More

Greek Spanakopita (Mia, New York)

Super impressive but very easy and nutritious.  INGREDIENTS 2 pounds of spinach  2 Onions Garlic Feta cheese  Pine nuts  Parsley Nutmeg Pepper Oregano Basil  Olive oil Butter  1 egg Philo pastry sheets Lemon juice honey STEPS Philo sheets bought frozen should be thawed overnight in the refrigerator, and allowed to be tempered to room temperature … More

Watermelon Feta Salad (Ronak, Mumbai)

Watermelon and feta salad is perfect summer salad i.e colorful, healthy and easy to make. Ingredients 3 pounds seedless watermelon (about 1 small or 1/4 large), rind removed, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 2 pounds/1kg chunks after rind is discarded) 1 tablespoon (15ml) juice from 1 lemon, plus 4 (2-inch) strips zest, removed with a … More

Healthy sweet cookies (Taina, Buenos Aires)

This chocolate chip cookies are everything you could ever want in a chocolate chip cookie recipe – soft, chewy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Ingredients 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsalted creamy almond butter (well stirred) 1/4 cup almond flour 1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips … More

Tomato Onion Galette (Mia, New York)

This is a great summer dish. Bright, crispy, flakey. INGREDIENTS For the pie crust: 2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 ¼ teaspoons of salt ¾ cups of chilled butter, cut into pieces 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar ¼ cup of ice water 1 egg For the filling:  Tomatoes of your choice (heirloom, cherry) 4 … More

Light Shrimp Cocktail (David, Paris)

Like many, in the summer I try to eat light and healthy, so I always try to find delicious alternatives to caloric classics. This is a lighter version of a shrimp cocktail avoiding useless mayonnaise 🙂 Ingredients (for 2 portions) 10 cooked shrimps 1 chopped avocado Half an onion, chopped Chopped fresh parsley 1 chopped … More

Nashville Hot Oyster Mushroom Burger (Ronak, Mumbai)

Don’t worry; my Nashville Hot Mushroom Burger isn’t nearly as spicy as what I assume the real deal is. It’s fried oyster mushroom that’s made with a spicy marinade and then topped with a cayenne pepper oil. The first bite is strangely kind of sweet, and then the heat builds. INGREDIENTS FOR BURGER Cucumber Pickles Brioche Burger Buns … More

Dark Chocolate (Kristina, Sydney)

This recipe is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. Ingredients 50 g pure cacao butter buttons or pieces 3 tbsp raw cacao powder 1.5 T maple syrup *Variations to mix up the flavour * ½ t pure vanilla extract 2 T finely chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios or walnuts 2 T roughly chopped goji berries … More

Daurade Royale à la Provençale (Michael, Ramatuelle)

Greetings from South of France where I spend the summer far from the city stress. I came across these great gilthead sea breams on a local market, and googled several recipes to create my ‘best of’. I added some personal touches and wanted to share the delicious result with you. Ingredients 2 gilthead sea breams … More

Guiso de lentejas (Taina, Buenos Aires)

This hearty lentil stew recipe perfect for winter nights. It is very simple to prepare and extremely delicious. Ingredients 200 grams lentils (I usually precook them for 20 minutes but it is probably not necessary) 1/2 a red or green pepper 1 onion Some celery (optional) 3 carrots, one finely chopped, two chopped in cubes 3 potatoes in … More

Burger Buns (Mia, New York)

Fluffy and buttery, these buns are great on their own, or as a tasty accompaniment. INGREDIENTS ¾ to 1 cup (170g to 227g) of lukewarm water 2 tablespoons (28g) of butter, room temperature 1 large egg 3 ½ cups (418g) of all-purpose flour ¼ cups (50g) of sugar 1 tablespoon of instant yeast 1 ¼ teaspoons … More

Sweet Cherry Onion Sandwiches (Liucija, Mumbai)

Perfect with the morning coffee. For someone who likes merging sweet and sour tastes. INGREDIENTS 4-6 slices of bread 200 grams of Feta cheese 200 grams of onion  1tsp olive oil 25 grams of sugar powder 5 tsp of cherry jam STEPS Dice the onion and braise it in oil. Add the sugar powder. Then … More

Beetroot Salad (Michael, Paris)

I made this recipe up during the lockdown with the ingredients I had available at home and really enjoyed it. I hope you’ll appreciate it too! The quantity is for 4 portions.  INGREDIENTS 500g boiled and peeled beetroots 200g Feta Cheese 1 red onion 50g pickled Capers  100g peeled almonds 4 eggs Olive oil Cidre … More

Shakshuka (Stella, São Paulo)

Super easy and tasty recipe! You can call it Shakshuka (as they say in Isarel), Huevos rancheros (as they say in Mexico) or Le uova in purgatorio (as they say in Italy). Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 can of diced peeled tomatoes (400g) 1/2 red pepper 1/2 onion 1 clove of garlic 1 tablespoon of olive … More

Summer Pasta Salad (Quang, Tampa)

This is a fresh, summery lunch or dinner. Perfect to cool off and still eat something nice and hearty. INGREDIENTS Onions Vinegar Tomatoes  Olive oil Salt and pepper Fresh basil Optional: canned chickpeas or white beans, drained and rinsed Oregano Thyme Pine nuts Lemon juice Pasta of your choice STEPS Slice your onions and put … More

Decadent Chocolate Soufflé (Amy, Paris)

Very easy and super impressive. Perfect finish to a nice dinner. INGREDIENTS 30cl (300g) of milk 300g of chocolate 20g of cornstarch  50g of caster sugar  3 egg yolks 6 egg whites Vanilla extract Butter for the ramequins Extra sugar for the ramequins STEPS Pour milk into a saucepan and warm over medium heat. Add … More

Lebanese-style Fatteh (Mia, New York)

Fresh and savory, this dish is a great mix of different flavors and textures. INGREDIENTS 1 white onion 1 can of chickpeas 1 eggplant Oregano Thyme Basil Salt and pepper Garlic Honey Lemon juice Za’atar Pita chips Pine nuts Cranberries/pomegranate seeds Rosemary STEPS Slice eggplant and lay on baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with olive oil … More

Easy Baklava (Kate, Tampa)

This recipe is quite easy but looks very impressive. A sure family favorite and a Grecian and Middle Eastern classic. INGREDIENTS 1 pound of assorted nuts of your choice: pistachios, walnuts, almonds, etc… 1 cup of butter Honey Water Lemon juice and/or zest 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 package of phyllo dough Vanilla extract … More

American Apple Pie (Lukrecija, Vilnius)

Very easy to make, tastes great and with little effort can look amazing!  The most important measurements are given, others please adjust on your own taste. Ingredients For crust: 420g Flour 250g butter Pinch of salt Spoon of sugar Couple spoons of cold (!) water For filling: Apples (6-8 medium ones, depends on the dish … More

Basque Burnt Cheesecake (Ronak, Mumbai)

This cheesecake is the alter ego to the classic New York–style cheesecake with a press-in cookie crust. Inspired by a Basque version, this is the cheesecake that wants to get burnt, cracked, and cooked at high heat. Which also means this is the cheesecake that’s impossible to mess up. INGREDIENTS Unsalted butter (for pan) 2 … More

Spicy Rigatoni (Mia, NYC)

A copycat of Carbone’s famous dish in New York. Spicy, creamy, and hearty. INGREDIENTS Half an onion 2 garlic cloves Chili flakes Black pepper and salt Olive oil Rigatoni 1 cup of heavy cream Tomato paste STEPS Boil water in a pot for the rigatoni. Chop your onions and mince your garlic. In a pan, … More

Cinnamon French Toast with Caramelized Banana (Ronak, Mumbai)

When I wake up in the morning I like breakfast recipes that are easy, quick, tasty and wakes up my taste buds. Flavor of cinnamon and crushed corn flakes added to French toast and caramelized banana surely can be a great start to your day. INGREDIENTS 2 eggs bowl of crushed corn flakes (optional) 1 tablespoon sugar powder 2 … More

Summer Strawberry Gazpacho (Mia, NYC)

Fresh, surprising and refreshing. Perfect for the warmer days to cool down with a fruity gazpacho. Feel free to adjust ingredients and measurements to personal taste. INGREDIENTS 1 pound of strawberries 2 tomatoes 1 small cucumber ¼ of apple juice Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 garlic clove ¼ of a white sweet onion STEPS … More

Soy-Glazed Eggplant (Quang, Tampa)

Sticky, smoky, and sweet, perfect with some rice. INGREDIENTS 2 eggplant Olive oil ½ soy sauce ¼ cup of brown sugar 4 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger Sesame oil STEPS Wash your eggplants. Pat them dry and char them over fire if you can. This step can be skipped. Cube the eggplants and … More

Sticky Rice with Mung Bean (Grace, Paris)

In this dish, the mung beans were dry roasted, pounded coarsely and then cooked with the glutinous rice and coconut milk on low heat. I love eating this snack drizzled with evaporated milk. INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups glutinous rice (Sticky rice) 1 cup mung beans 1 ½ cups coconut milk 1 cup cane-sugar evaporated milk … More

Homemade Lapsang Souchong Tea Ice Cream (Lan, Paris)

This has a very refined and smoky flavor that will resonate with tea lovers. It’s quick and easy INGREDIENTS 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups milk ½ cup honey ¼ cup of Lapsong Souchong tea leaves Vanilla extract STEPS In a pot, pour in the heavy cream and milk. Turn on low heat and let … More

Zucchini Parmesan Pasta (Fernanda, São Paulo)

Thanks to my Italian dear friend Simona Simoni that taught me this recipe, easy and full of flavours, while visiting me in Brazil. This dish is a light, delicious, Summer recipe. INGREDIENTS 200 gr Pasta, select your favorite cut 2 medium zucchinis 2 cloves of garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano Freshly … More

Crème Brûlée (Mia, New York)

A tried and true French favorite, this is exactly what you would want to order at a classic neighborhood bistro. INGREDIENTS 6 egg yolks Honey or sugar Vanilla extract 2 cups of heavy cream nutmeg STEPS Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Heat the heavy cream in a pot over low heat. Add the vanilla … More

Spinach Flans (Vittorio, Milan)

The spinach flan is a side dish that doesn’t steal the scene to the main course, but accompanies it, dressing whatever it is on its Sunday best. INGREDIENTS 1Kg spinach 1 clove of garlic 50 gr 00 flour or rice flour Extra virgin olive oil just enough 300 cl cow’s milk (or rice milk, oats, spelt etc. … More

Savory Samosas (Mia, New York)

These small but flavorful little triangles are delicious and will definitely impress! INGREDIENTS filo pastry sheets 1 cup of green peas 1 large onion 2-3 potatoes dash of salt dash of pepper 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger 1 teaspoon garam masala STEPS Peel the potatoes, cut them in cubes & boil … More

Low Carb Cheese Crackers (Carmen, Belgium)

It’s actually a keto recipe (you know, keto diet is the no-carb one, quite trendy lately), but everyone can enjoy it and less flour will do you no harm! INGREDIENTS 2 cups cheese of your choice – grated (mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar) 1 cup almond flour 2 oz cream cheese 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 … More

Summer Vegetable Frittata (Quang, Tampa)

Nice dish for weekend a leisurely weekend brunch. INGREDIENTS 1 large shallot 1 red pepper 1 green vegetable of choice: zucchini, broccoli, etc… 5 eggs for a medium sized pan Dried rosemary Salt Pepper Olive oil STEPS Mince shallot and chop the pepper Heat a pan over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil Sautée … More

Ragu alla Bolognese (Michele, Reggio Emilia)

This is a traditional recipe of the Ragu alla bolognese, take out directly of my grandma cookbook. A yummy, meat-based Italian sauce very versatile, that is perfect to be used on lasagnas, cannelloni, and different types of pasta shapes. A must know of the Italian cuisine INGREDIENTS 2 Celery starks 1 Onion 1 Carrot 400 … More

Guilt-Free Orange Cake (Kristina, Sydney)

The texture of this cake is dreamy! So soft and tender, you don’t even need to chew as it literally melts in your mouth. INGREDIENTS 2 whole oranges 6 large eggs 250 g (8.8 oz) almond flour 50 g (1.7 oz) inulin, see above notes 1 tbsp baking powder tsp Himalayan salt 1 vanilla pod, … More

Biryani (Ronak, Mumbai)

This one is a different i.e. easy and quick take on biryani, yet authentic and amazing. One of the them dishes which cannot easily be perfected, yet it is rich and complex in its ingredients and steps to cook This dish is popular throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as among the diaspora from the … More

Easy Rosemary Focaccia (Mia, New York)

I’m not an experienced baker, but this recipe is easy to do. It’s just about mixing the ingredients, leaving the dough to rise, and baking – then you have fresh, hot homemade bread! INGREDIENTS 1 ⅓ cup warm water 2 teaspoons honey 0.25 oz active dry yeast 3 ½ cups all purpose flour ¼ cup … More

Traditional Brigadeiros (Stella, São Paulo)

Brigadeiro is a genuinely Brazilian sweet. It’s also super easy and quick to make. Impossible to eat just one! INGREDIENTS 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 Tbsp butter (unsalted) 4 Tbsp chocolate powder Chocolate shavings or sprinkles STEPS Pour the condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter into a medium pan. Stir with a silicon spatula … More

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Nicole, Los Angeles)

For oatmeal fans, these cookies are a delicious and healthy snack made mostly of oatmeal, walnuts, and raisins. INGREDIENTS 1 stick of unsalted butter (room temp) ½ cup of brown sugar 1 egg (room temp) 1 tsp of vanilla extract ¼ tsp of salt 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp … More

SuJeongGwa (Jayanne, Seoul)

A Korean traditional cinnamon punch. Dark reddish brown in color, it is made from gotgam (dried persimmon) and ginger and is often garnished with pine nuts. The punch is made by brewing first the cinnamon and ginger at a slow boil. The solids are then removed for clarification and the remaining liquid is boiled again after … More

Stuffed Minty Eggplants (Michael, Paris)

This is a dish I discovered online a while ago (really can’t remember where!) and that I adapted to my husband’s and my tasted over the years.  For those of you who don’t eat meat (and you are right not to!) the meat can be replaced by cooked and drained lentils or soy protein for … More

No-Knead Bread (Fernanda, São Paulo)

Since Mark Bittman, first shared this innovation — the word “recipe” does not do the technique justice. (the easiest and delicious bread) INGREDIENTS 430 grams flour 1 gram yeast 8-10 grams salt 345 grams water STEPS In a large bowl combine flour, yeast and salt. Add the water, and stir until blended; dough will be … More

Šaltibarščiai (Liucija, Mumbai)

A Lithuanian cold soup with a shocking, smack-you-in-the-face pink hue. INGREDIENTS 1 pound red beets (peeled and cooked, reserve the cooking liquid) 2 medium cucumbers (peeled, seeded) and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 hard-cooked eggs (peeled) 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 green onions (trimmed and sliced) 1 cup sour cream 4 cups buttermilk Salt (to taste) … More

Zucchini Capellini (Quang, Tampa)

I got inspired for this recipe from a trip to Florence. I found a restaurant where the sauce was so wonderfully simple and rustic. The vegetables tasted fresh and light, not overly cooked. SAUCE 2 medium to large ripe tomatoes (vine ripe if possible, otherwise can of San Marzano peeled tomatoes) 1 large white onion, … More

Parmesan Gougères (Lan, Paris)

A fun recipe to try. Watch as textures go from powdery to sticky to ultra airy. INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 150 g of parmesan 150 g flour 80 g butter + some to butter pan 1 pinch of nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper STEPS Preheat oven at 200 degrees C. Butter cookie sheet. Boil … More

Poire Belle Hélène (Michele, Paris)

Few desserts come more classic than this delightful Poires Belle Helene. The dish is essentially poached pears with a chocolate sauce but certainly sounds so much more enticing with its beautiful enticing French name. INGREDIENTS: 2 whole cinnamon sticks 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 1/2 cups water (divided) 4 firm Bosc pears (peeled, cored (see below) and with … More

Chicken Adobo (Grace, Paris)

This is a classic Filipino dish. Every family has their own slight variation of this recipe. Here’s mine. INGREDIENTS 8 chicken pieces – wings 3 pieces dried bay leaves ½ cup of soy sauce 2 squeezed lemon juice (More or less ¼ cup of lemon juice) 1 medium size carrot, cut in large chunks 2 … More

Almond Biscuits a.k.a Kourabiethes (Kristina, Sydney)

A delicious buttery almond biscuit my grandmother used to make at Easter. This is her recipe. INGREDIENTS 2.5 cups flour 250g unsalted butter 1 egg yolk 3-4 tbsp Icing Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp  Vanilla Extract STEPS Pre-heat oven at 250C Soften butter with wooded spoon in a large bowl Add, egg yolk, … More

Soba Noodles in Chilli Dressing (Ronak, Mumbai)

INGREDIENTS 1 packet of soba noodles 2-3 tbsp light soy sauce (adjust to taste) 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp chinkiang vinegar or rice wine vinegar 3 chopped garlic 2-3 chopped fresh chilli 4-5 tbsp of chilli oil with its sediment 2 tsp sesame oil 1/2-1 tsp black pepper finally hopped green part of … More

Almond Tuiles (Lan, Paris)

An irresistible French classic that is quick and easy to make using very few ingredients. INGREDIENTS 60 g sugar 2 egg whites 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 50 g flour 80 g melted butter 40g raw sliced almonds STEPS Preheat oven at 200 degrees C. Beat egg whites and sugar until firm … More

Brazilian Moqueca Stew (Fernanda, São Paulo)

To be true to Brazilian tradition, serve this rich, hearty, spicy stew served with rice, farofa de dende, which is a toasted manioc meal to us. INGREDIENTS *Vegan style and Fish style optional 1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon freshly ground pepperjuice of 2 limes 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil 3 large *portabella mushrooms – … More

Chocolate Chip Blondies (Mia, New York)

A classic American treat. Blondies are another variation on brownies without the cocoa.  This recipe is quick and simple. Fun to enjoy the delicious results! INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 … More

Shaolin Salad (Nicolas, Paris)

A very fresh, tasty, but mainly healthy salad to wake senses and vitality in you ! Barely no calories, but many nutrition facts, vitamins, iron, magnesium, etc. checked in there. Salad ingredients: • grated beetroot • grated black radish • grated carrot • germinated fenugreek seeds • pumpkin seeds • coriander leaves Dressing ingredients: • … More

Best Decadent Fudgy Brownies (Carmen, Brussels)

I’ve tried a lot of brownie recipes till I found this one, but now the search is over, these are definitely the best brownies ever! It’s actually a Trish Deseine recipe that I slightly modified. It’s quick and easy to prepare and the result will not disappoint you! INGREDIENTS 150 g brown sugar 150 g … More

Matcha Financier Cake (Lan, Paris)

Easy & delicious!  I don’t have much time, so I love simple, quick recipes.Here is one I adapted from my fortune teller friend Jean-Philippe.  INGREDIENTS 150 g sugar 60 g flour 100 g almond powder 4 egg whites 140 g melted salted butter Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of matcha (green tea) powder Possible Variation: replace … More