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BECA'S KITCHEN IS A GREAT BISTRO

BECA’S KITCHEN IS A GREAT BISTRO

beca’s kitchen is this new bistro in bucharest. it bleeped on my online radar when my people started checking in at this mysterious beca’s kitchen. they promote fresh organic eating, without preservatives and such. they serve meat and fish, but also vegetarian and vegan options.
FRENCH CUISSE - RECIPES FOR THE OCD CHEF

FRENCH CUISSE – RECIPES FOR THE OCD CHEF

french cuisse… i can’t remember how i came across it. but i know for certain that it regularly pops up in my reader with another visually clean and appealing offering. and i start drooling, like pavlov’s proverbial dog…
LACRIMI SI SFINTI - A CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON TRADITIONAL ROMANIA

LACRIMI SI SFINTI – A CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON TRADITIONAL ROMANIA

earlier this year, a new restaurant opened in bucharest’s old center: lacrimi si sfinti. it means tears and saints and it’s a direct reference to a book by famous romanian philosopher emil cioran. the restaurant aims to serve an updated version of romanian traditional cuisine.
RAW IN BUCHAREST - LENTE CAFE

RAW IN BUCHAREST – LENTE CAFE

i had a great time last night having raw vegan dinner with friends.
NOMA - THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD

NOMA – THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD

my dad was a big forager, even if we lived in the city: we went mushroom picking in the mountain forests but also in the green area around the public stadium nearby our house. the selection was not very varied but i kept a soft spot for wild strawberries and for getting my snacks from the...
ROMANESCO BROCCOLI - THE FASCINATING VEGETABLE

ROMANESCO BROCCOLI – THE FASCINATING VEGETABLE

romanesco broccoli was something i have seen before but i have never eaten it.  i cooked some the other day and i ended up researching it.
GOOD TURKISH FOOD

GOOD TURKISH FOOD

i’m (once again) buried under a lot of work these days. but i had to run an errand and i took the chance to have some lunch at my favourite turkish (let’s call it) restaurant, emmi.
BRUNCHING IN VERONA GARDEN

BRUNCHING IN VERONA GARDEN

the other day,  i dropped everything else and did brunch. they have an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at the verona garden each day of the week, from 12 to after 15 (the ending depends on how fast the food is gone). as it was the weekend and we pedaled there quite early, i’d call mine a...
I NEED POPSICLES!

I NEED POPSICLES!

in order to lower my body temperature a bit, i found watermelon popsicles! i will give you the loose details and you decide on the quantities depending on your taste: cubed watermelon with the seeds removed, lemon juice and small bits of fruit (pieces of peach, raspberries, halved grapes, etc). in case you have a...
THE NEW FOOD BIBLE

THE NEW FOOD BIBLE

with raving reviews from the most important figures in modern cuisine (ferran adrià said that this book will change the way we under­stand the kitchen), the 20-kg modernist cuisine is set to become a new benchmark in the fascinating and immensely appealing world of modern culinary arts. it demystifies the why by giving in depth physical and chemical explanations meant to...
ISTANBUL MODERN - A PRIVATE MUSEUM

ISTANBUL MODERN – A PRIVATE MUSEUM

also on my list: the bosphorus adjacent istanbul modern. the only turkish private museum for contemporary art, this 7-year old institution in beyoglu houses an impressive, turkish-heavy main collection as well as an ever-changing series of temporary shows.  also, the museum serves many other purposes such as cinema hall, concert venue (marianne faithfull was there on...
VEGAN SUMMER BRUNCH

VEGAN SUMMER BRUNCH

linda is my vegan guru and also the aesthete’s first guest star blogger. her blog marks the steps she takes on the straight and narrow path of veganism and the highs and lows of the journey. enjoy her vegan brunch! This is a fairly decadent breakfast/lunch, however, it’s totally light and scrumptious: vegan pancakes, vegan...