Yeah, calories, we know. But once you are in France, you get overwhelmed by the variety of the sweets, cakes, candies, pies.. And you struggle not to let yourself go and grab at least one of each of those. The next morning you realize that you did. In order to justify the purchase of at least 8 of those anti-diet weapons, you place them in front of the lens and photograph them. Voila!
for 2 servings:
1 small beet
4 slices bacon
corn salad (also referred to as Mâche – thanks Krista!)
1 tbsp mustard
juice of a quarter lemon
Here’s another fresh and incredibly tasty composition.
Cut the raw beets in thin slices. Briefly saute the bacon on both sides. Now prepare the dressing: mix the mustard (make sure to use a sweet, grainy mustard) with lemon juice, then add a teaspoon of olive oil. Put corm salad, beets and bacon, pour in the dressing. Generously sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Enjoy!
Recently on one of internet radio comedy channels: “If you go to an Italian restaurant and eat some pasta and then some antipasti, are you then hungry again?”
Seriously, the very name of antipasti is full of humor already. “Antipasti” (plural of “antipasto”) means “before the meal” in Italian, but if you manage to eat a whole plate of these delicious pieces alone, you’ll probably need quite some time till you’re hungry enough to proceed to the main course.
We’ve learned that the contents of what is being served as antipasti in Italian restaurants across Europe may differ from country to country, and even from restaurant to restaurant. In most cases you get cured meats, roasted garlic, mushrooms, anchovies, a selection of cheese (mostly including mozzarella), plus peperone (not pepperoni!). Topped – generously – with olive oil and served – typically Italian style – on huge plates.
How do they serve antipasti where you live?
Did you know that Salami is made of a wide variety of animals? And that it is stuffed with various additional things like mushrooms, nuts, figs, even orange peel sometimes?
Living close to France, we get to learn the whole generous offering on salamis there. The most recent acquaintance – salami with white mushrooms. Yum!