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Hazelnut and Beet Cake

Hazelnut and Beet Cake

Yes, you’ve read it correctly, a cake that contains beets (also known as beetroot). When I saw this recipe on Polianthus’ blog, I was intrigued and knew I had to try it. I am glad that I did, because the beets combine very well with the toasted hazelnut and give the cake an earthy flavor. The … Continue reading

Roasted Beets, Mackerel, Balsamic

Roasted Beets, Mackerel, Balsamic

The best dishes are those that use only a few ingredients. In this case: beets, mackerel, and balsamic vinegar (plus salt, pepper, and olive oil). It is a versatile dish: you could serve it lukewarm or at room temperature as a salad for lunch, or in a smaller portion as an appetizer, or as a … Continue reading

Beetroot Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Beetroot Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

This dish has been inspired by a dish we had at Le Calandre in Italy. The concept is very easy: beetroot juice is turned into jelly using agar, ravioli are filled with the beetroot jelly, and when the ravioli are cooked the beetroot turns liquid again. So when you bite into the ravioli, beetroot juice … Continue reading

Beetroot, Fennel and Ginger Sorbet

Beetroot, Fennel and Ginger Sorbet

This is what I came up with when I put my mind to creating a dessert made from vegetables. I sweetened freshly juiced beetroot, fennel, and ginger and then turned it into a sorbet. To keep the flavor as fresh as possible, I heated only part of the juice to allow the sugar to melt. … Continue reading

Salt-Baked Beetroot Experiment

Salt-Baked Beetroot Experiment

After really having liked salt-baked beetroot at Bord’eau, I decided to make this myself and served it as side for smoked ham of lamb for Christmas. When I googled for some recipes, I noticed that some recipes used only salt, whereas some recipes make a more elaborate crust with egg whites and other ingredients that … Continue reading

Ham of Lamb with Salt-Roasted Beetroot

Ham of Lamb with Salt-Roasted Beetroot

Usually I first pick a dish and then the wine, but for the antipasto for this year’s Christmas dinner I did it the other way around. A friend of ours had brought a sparkling red from the Loire region, made from cabernet franc. I thought it would be great with the ham of lamb that … Continue reading

Foie Gras with Goat Cheese and Beetroot

Foie Gras with Goat Cheese and Beetroot

After the wonderful dinner my new friends Teun and Auldo cooked for me, it was time to return the favor. I decided to serve to them a collection of my favorite classic Italian recipes and some of my own creations. After an aperitif of a Bernard Pertois champagne, the first appetizer I served was something … Continue reading

Beetroot gnocchi (Gnocchi di barbabietole)

After a less than fully satisfactory first attempt last week at making beetroot gnocchi that did not turn out as ‘beetrooty’ as I had wanted, my second attempt was a success! More beetroot flavor with a simpler recipe. I served them with a gorgonzola sauce. To make the beetroot flavor stand out even more, you could … Continue reading