Wine Etiquette: Decanting a wine

The whole idea behind decanting  wine is to get rid of the sediments that may have appeared through time and to aerate or oxygen the wine faster in order to allow the aroma molecules to explode.

Travel blog!

  Even though it is in Spanish it is totally worth to read my travel blog “Viajar, comer, contar” a graphic compilation of tales from extraordinary places with amazing people and of course gorgeous food!! Happy traveling! Italia

Apple chips!

Looking for a light, delicious crunchy snack that you can munch on without guilt? Here the easiest recipe ever to make apple chips.

Lettucedillas for low carb diet

So you are on a low carb diet? That can be a pain! Here’s an easy idea on something delicious.. Lettucedillas! Drop in a bowl some Chihuahua, Oaxaca or Manchego cheese (any cheese that melts will do), add a bunch of cherry tomatoes cut in half, some green chili sliced and aromatic herbs (I used…

What to eat and drink on a rainy day

There are several types of rain.. If you live in London or Seattle you know what I mean. In Thailand when it rains it pours for five minutes then sun comes out again, shiny and warm, same in Cancun for example but when I lived in Seattle and London I came to know the tiny…

Why do we neutralize flavors?

The perfect companion to tacos is lime. No doubt about it but why do we like certain flavors together? We have a natural tendency to neutralize flavors, which means balancing the flavors we get together on our palates. This is not only a matter of flavor but it goes beyond towards the obscure fields of…

Food nurtures your soul

How beautiful can a sunset be if you have food with it… Just a thought for today.. How many times have you had a shity day and when you arrive home mom was waiting with a warm bowl of soup or a  nice aromatic cup of tea? Do you remember the feeling? What about a…

Oaxaca, a culinary paradise.

  The more I travel, the more I fall in love with my country.. not only our art, clothing, dance and music are exquisite but also and (for me) most important is the fact that we have as many cuisines as cultures. This time I had the chance to travel to Oaxaca, a state in the southeast of Mexico…

Marmelades n’ Jams!

Marmalades, jams, compotes.. all delicious fruity complements to spread on bread, toast, crackers or (like me) to simply eat it with a spoon. Here some easy recipes to follow!


Many are amazed by how incredibly large Mexican breakfasts can be! Here I feature one of the greatest inventions ever. Easy to prepare, easy to convert into a vegan dish, delicious to enjoy and perfect for a nasty hangover.

Como agua para chocolate: a culinary romance

Smells,  love,  company, frustrations, anger, sex, secrets, sensations, memories.. This is what a kitchen (and this movie translated “Like water for chocolate” ) is all about.