Gambas al Ajillo

It was a very long season. We left Spain in April. The trip took us to Sicily, Athens, the Greek Islands, Istanbul, South Turkey , Thessaloniki, the Sporades and the Ionian Islands of Greece, before crossing the Ionian Sea to Italy again. After dropping off the guests in Olbia, we did not wait long and […]

the art of making “plateaux de fruits de mer”

I will never forget this place, the very first time I was in Antibes array of shelled food caught my eyes. But that time I could not eat anything with shells but instead I had the most wonderful Sole Meuniere. And since then I have always taken friends here for lunch or dinner. The outdoor […]

swordfish en papillote with herbs & vegetables

Cooking full time for the crew seems to be taxing. I need to keep a diary somehow what I have been cooking for the past days as not to repeat same food over and making sure that I am also with in the monetary budget. Other than those responsibilities I also want to feed healthy […]

impromptu lunch by the seaside … south of france

Today I cooked one of the almost perfect risotto. I have been slowly emptying the boat’s fridges these days so I used whatever vegetables I could find. I chopped yellow pepper, courgettes and carrots and served lunch with steak and risotto ala primavera Shalimar’s recipe what ever she could find in the fridge. The boys […]

Captain Ben’s Spaghetti alla Vongole

Ben said we have been eating too much meat lately…. hmm and I said we are in Italy lets enjoy as much as we could the seafood after all when the family comes, we dont have the luxury to enjoy a decent quite meal let alone seafood or shell fish. We are kosher well almost […]

Le Oursin and life in Antibes

Other than not having my own “office” and my dsl connection… I miss my own kitchen very much. This life on a constant go, a life which I have been doing for past years. Well I arrived here (South of France) on Tueday night. Since then,I have been so busy dashing from my one appointment […]