Happy holiday season, peeps! There is nothing I don’t like about this time of the year. It encapsulates so many things I love: cozy nights at home, spending time with family and friends (even more special this year – first Christmas for our baby boy!), fun party invitations, decorating the home – and baking cookies. What I like even more than baking cookies, is decorating them. See what I came up with to decorate some chocolate sablés and orange cookies:
Here, I’m sitting at Parrilla Argentina Miranda in Buenos Aires, indulging in a wet chocolate cake with passion fruit – catapulted into another world, not responsive to the outside world anymore – including my best friend Inma who took this shot. Do you know that feeling? When you can’t believe what’s happening right now – the most perfect, delightful combination of fresh ingredients that burst into life in your mouth in a symphony of delicious flavours. Aaaaahhhh… This only happens very few times, but when it does, you’re in heaven. And you will never forget those moments. On my extensive travels around the world, I was lucky enough to come across a couple of those heavens. Sweet heavens and savoury heavens, it is. This weekend, I thought I start to list you my sweet sins. (more…)
Last week I told you about my old time favourite restaurants and dishes in my lovely hometown Lucerne, Switzerland, and promised to reveal five more. Here they are! I hope you also like them and that they inspire you to come and visit this beautiful little town. (more…)
My hometown Lucerne is a very pretty – I even dare saying *the* prettiest – town in Switzerland. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, sitting on the shore of the stunningly beautiful cobalt blue Lake Lucerne, and sprinkled with bridges and an elegant and well-preserved old town from the Medieval, Lucerne has been one of Switzerland’s most popular tourist destinations for more than a century. Lucerne is small and cosy, and whereas I find it exciting to explore new spots when I’m traveling, I enjoy returning to my old time favourite restaurants in Lucerne over and over again, many of which have been here forever. And in each restaurant, I have found over the years my one and only favourite dish to which I will always be devoted to. Here are the first five of my standards. Check out The Roaring Prettiness next week for five more to come.