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  1. BonVivant

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Natto, Münster, St. Albray.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Mussels are in season right now. Meals are 2 weeks apart.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Chilled noodle salads in parched northern Europe.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Chickpea mush. Clams (Panopea generosa).
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    I like fermented foods. A new batch of rhubarb kimchi (in photo above).
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Pork and beef stew, both contain beer, in Brussels.
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Brought back a couple of things from Chisinau. A kilo of smoked sprats costs 2 euros! For that amount of money here at home I get a small tin. I ate them all the way home. In the pub and on the train. Forgot to make a photo of the roe mixed in cream (in small dish on right). Austrian dumplings, before being drowned in maple syrup.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Back in food hell after a week in the Moldovan capital. A few dinners since then. Skate. Linguine with anchovies, capers, garlic, parsley etc. SV duck legs. My new favourite kimchi. Austria meets France meets Korea.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Just 2 things. Wine is made "Méthode Traditionnelle". I'm not interested in sparkling wines with just added fizz. Caviar fridges, under lock and key. Bought mine from here. I've been struggling with the heat here. Cold strawberry with ice is extremely nice after walking round in this heat. Like most eastern Europeans Moldovans are huge soup eaters. Fortunately I like soups and beetroots. Garlic rolls in the background. You will quickly notice sour cream is served with nearly everything. Moldovan version of polenta. The dent is for pouring butter over. Fried Speck, scrambled eggs, grated brined cheese, sour cream, dill-garlic in oil.
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Some recent lunches in Moldova where I am visiting at the moment. Where I bought the fruits. --- Cabbage. --- At Asconi winery, 37km from the capital. Sparkling wine. Grilled vegs are popular. Moldovan cabbage rolls are tiny. I thought they were delicious, just like my imaginary grand mum used to make. Rabbit stew. Yellow dome is maize meal mush. It always goes together with sour cream, grated/crumbled brined cheese, and scrambled eggs. Under a big mulberry tree. Costs 75 euro cents to get here in a cramped van. Takes almost an hour.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I'm in the Moldovan capital and eating typical Moldovan food. Moldova doesn't really have much "traditional food" to call its own. They got ideas from their neighbours and former occupiers. Moldovan flatbread filled with cabbage. Cottage cheese dumplings. Pork This is a wine drinking and wine producing country. The quality of wines is quite good so far, not to mention cheap. These are wine taps in the restaurant. Red, chardonay, rosé and Traminer. A very pleasant restaurant serving typical national dishes at very reasonable prices and in a nice atmosphere. Extremely popular with locals and now the tourists are checking it out, too. As soon as I got back to my lodging... Corkscrew borrowed from the lodging's owner. It worked after several tries.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    "Half-cooked" is perfect on this very hot spring day.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    SV Octopus. Potato goulash, Tyrolean style. Chilled "smoked" salmon mi-cuit. Crunchy salad.
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Pentecost long weekend lunches. SV rhubarb compote. Austrian pancakes. Spicy sausage I ate with quinoa and asparagus soup. The half Bresse chicken lasted 3 meals, this is the third one.
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