Feijoas with Riesling and vanilla

The feijoa is an unusual fruit originating in South America and grown in southern Russia, Iran and New Zealand. Their distinctive aroma comes from the chemical compound methyl benzoate and the taste divides opinion sharply Рeither you gag or find it ambrosiac. This dish takes them to the next level. Perfect for preserving too.

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Spajiro Spaghetti

Sami was craving for pasta in Tokyo and I very reluctantly went into a Japanese-Pasta-Fusion joint, Spajiro. This is a retro-engineered version of the very satisfying dish I had there that makes natto, the infamous fermented soy beans, accessible even for the sceptics. Continue reading Spajiro Spaghetti