Egg Salad & Bacon Crostini

Comfort food is important. It brings back memories and makes us feel home, safe, satisfied. Brunch is one of those moments when I feel like a kid again. It is a late breakfast that begins when everyone is awake. Is slow, rich and has no agenda. All that matters is to enjoy some time together….

Braised Fennel & Salami Crostini

Braising is one of my favorite ways of cooking. It might sound like a fancy culinary term but it is not complicated to do. It is a cooking method that uses both moist and dry heats: typically, the food is first seared at a high temperature, then finished covered at a lower temperature while sitting…

Pimiento & Sausage Crostini

There is no greater feeling than gathering around the table with the people you love enjoying good food and conversation. The first time I travelled to Spain and had my first tapas feast experience I knew this was going to be a moment I wanted to replicate at home. Among so many choices, pimientos del…

Avocado & Sprouts Crostini

Staying healthy can be challenging. One way I have to make sure I always eat healthy meals is by combining them with rich spices and strong flavors. One of my favorite power foods has to be sprouts. I love to use onion sprouts for this recipe as they go well with the avocado and the…

Asparagus & Ricotta Crostini

I love asparagus. They are delicious and so good for you. I learned to eat asparagus at a very late stage. Somehow it was not usual to have them at home when I was a kid. But ‘oh boy’, once I tasted them for the first time at an italian restaurant in Miami together with…

Beets & Burrata Crostini

  When I asked my friend what he did not like to eat, he said “Beets”. Beets are a misunderstood vegetable. As a kid I always got them boiled with little salt and pepper. Served this way they had an earthy taste that was not worthy of their majestic color and soft texture. They seemed…

Ratatouille & Bacon Crostini

The French know how to seduce the palate. The fact that they can turn a few vegetables into a rich medley of flavours is to be admired. Ratatouille is a dish to love. It is one of those dishes that requires some patience but when finished is worth every minute. The traditional recipe takes a…

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Crostini

Nothing gets me more excited than tomatoes in the summer. Sweet, juicy and so versatile, it is my to-go option when I am clueless about what to make for dinner. Whether you use them in tarts, salads or sandwiches or as a side dish to any grilled meat or fish, they never disappoint. One delicious…

Apple & Bresaola Crostini

I love antipasto. You have to give it to the Italians. Coming up with a way to combine sweet and savory finger-foods together is genius. While travelling through Italy I was able to try different kinds of antipasto. I was introduced to cheeses like burrata and stracchino and rediscovered others like fresh ricotta. I also learned…

Hummus & Roasted Eggplant Crostini

Travelling to Lebanon was one of the best experiences in my life. The kindness of its people, the beauty of the country and the richness of their food culture continue to impress me after all these years. I remember being invited for lunch with a local family. They didn’t speak English, but they took me…