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…

Seared Tuna & Asian Guacamole Crostini

I had my first seared tuna steak in Key West, Florida. The tuna was crispy on the outside and rare on the inside. It came with an Asian dipping sauce that was savoury, citrusy and perfectly spicy. I was immediately in love with this dish. I decided it was my mission in life to show…

Smoked Salmon, Sweet Onion & Goat Cheese Crostini

The older I get, the more I treasure my mom. Today, as I watch my friends become mothers and I get to witness all the sacrifices they make to ensure their babies are happy and healthy, I feel like I need to look back. Recently I started to think about those first years of our…

Mushroom, Creamy Eggs & Truffle Oil Crostini

Scrambled eggs are sexy and I want to eat them all day and all night. Because, whoever said that you can only eat them for breakfast, did not cook them correctly. When using the right ingredients and technique, they can be transformed into a light and elegant addition to any lunch or dinner when in…

Radish & Anchovy Butter Crostini

Anchovies and I have a rough past together. Since I can remember, I never liked the thought of them. Having been born near the ocean, I grew up eating fresh fish and seafood. The idea of eating fish out of a can or glass was foreign. During one of my first trips to Italy, I…

Leeks & Blue Cheese Crostini

It was 2008 when I moved to Switzerland from Peru. Life was overwhelmingly beautiful. The language, the people, the flavors, the experiences, all seemed so different to me. However above everything, there were many new foods to try.  I still remember the first time I tasted Roquefort at a restaurant near home. As I took…

Lomo Saltado Crostini

Cooking is my time travel machine. Whenever an idea for a recipe, or flavour combination comes to mind, it is often linked to a memory. It can take me to my mother’s kitchen in Lima, my first trip abroad, a late night partying, or even to a milestone like earning my first paycheck and the…