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The Rovello mushroom (red pine mushroom or saffron milk cap mushroom) I had to present to you the #1, the ultimate, the prestigious, the favorite mushroom from Catalonia, Spain; the famous Rovello mushroom. Called whether Red pine mushrooms or saffron milk cap in english those pinkish/brownish, earthy, meaty mushroom are simply irresistible! Catalans like to go by themselves in the woods to pick them up from september to novembre, it’s kind of a seasonal event. Although you can find them also at the market around Catalonia in the fall, with mountains of other types of mushrooms, but this one, the rovello, is their favorite. The mushrooms are abundant in northern Spain, in the red pines forest and the Basques and Catalans (both located north of Spain) are big fan of mushrooms, their gastronomy is filled with them, although, strangely in the rest of Spain, they are not so popular. Lucky for…

Swiss broccoli gratin is a touch healthier way to eat a bunch of good Swiss cheese. When I say Swiss cheese, I don’t talk here about the American swiss cheese with holes… no.. no… I talk about the two delicious cheeses types they often use in Switzerland to make their famous cheese fondue; the famous Vacherin Fribourgeois and Gruyère cheeses. Passing by Switzerland this summer, I had to make a stop at the Fromagerie (cheese store) to get some of the best cheeses on this planet. This recipe is, of course, possible to make with other cheeses, but the ultimate mix of Vacherin fribourgeois, a more elastic cheese type and Gruyère a strong and firm one is a “must try” combination. This recipe I’ve made on our way back from Switzerland, based on the traditional dish fondue moitié-moitié (cheese fondue), but a tad lighter (using less cheese) and containing some veggies (broccoli and…

Savoury Broccoli cupcakes with a goat cheese frosting are a new style of tapas, or a brunch side dish even a great snack. In other words, quite polivalent and succulent bites! The broccoli cake is quite similar to a quiche, although i’ve used a chickpea flour to make it gluten free and a bit nuttier. The frosting or icing is a goat cheese foam made with the help of a syphon. If you don’t own one, simply add a little piece of goat cheese on top or simply skip it, those broccoli muffins are great on their own too. A savory cupcake isn’t a bad idea, I mean the usual cupcake are such a fun bite, why not make it a savory fun bite? It’s quite easy to make and also gluten free and healthy. Be careful, if it’s intended for a party, and you want to make the cheese frosting, you’ll have…

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad is the ultimate pasta salad without any mayo! A simple, yet addictive cold pasta salad made with crunchy broccoli, chicken bits, red bell pepper, onion and feta cheese drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil! This Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad is an addictive meal, a “wake up in the middle of the night for a bite” meal… a “you have more than me” meal. This is a recipe from way back in the days, when I used to sleep over at my friend’s house and her mom knew I was coming. Then, she would make me that pasta salad. I could simply not get enough, it looks somehow like a boring and simple pasta salad but there is something in it, that makes it impossible to stop… With the years, I transformed it to my taste a bit, I’ve added the feta cheese, and fresh basil leaves. The…

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