Month: February 2012

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Deep-fried battered prawns with crispy noodles

My friend Mimmo, the fishmonger at the food market, always has excellent fish. His counter is covered by all sort of sea delicacies. When I go early in the mornings, before it gets busy, I manage to chat to have a chat with Mimmo and I ask him to advise me on what to buy. Today I decided to purchase some prawns and on my way home I was trying to come up with the best recipe to use. Going through one of my many cooking books I found the recipe for a soft batter which seemed to be the perfect match to the sweetness of the prawns. In the end, the delicious shrimps covered in the light batter and deep fried, matched perfectly the light crunchiness of the fried rice noodles…this fried and easy to prepare dish was delicious!

Leeks and potatoes velouté

In the last few days cold and snow have arrived in my city: Milan. It had been a few years since I last saw everything covered in snow in the streets I usually walk through. Although I know these surroundings very well, seeing them covered by a thick white layer, makes them take on a different appearance, almost unknown. The silence and the purity I breathe in when I walk through the streets of my neighborhood make me feel good. I listen to the muffled noises of the city, while I look at the kids that chase eachother happily and ignoring the cold. When it snows everything slows down, everything becomes calmer, the landscapes go back to being human even in the city, the perfumes are cold, of warm food and restorative. My day has gone by peacefully, once I returned home I remained with my nose pressed against the window to see the white flakes fall from the skyes while the soup was cooking. I decided to warm up my soul with a real …