Andouille and Shrimp Stew

An adaption of the traditional Louisiana gumbo made with okra, roux and filé powder. My version with lima beans – I absolutely love them – and shrimps are soul food without the heaviness.

Sicilian Squid Stew

Calamari in Umido is a classic of the Sicilian cuisine. I love this dish as it is straightforward and easy to make as long you follow one rule: either you cook the squid 3 minutes or 30 minutes.

Broccoli Soup

A simple and heartwarming soup prepared in less than 30 minutes. To make it more substantial, I place a toast drizzled with olive oil on top of it.

Creamy Carrot and Ginger Soup

The amazing bright color and taste of the carrots sparked up with ginger makes this soup an elegant choice for a dinner party.

Portuguese Fish Soup

Visiting Portugal last year I was able to enjoy the ubiquitous Caldeirada do Mar, a Portuguese fish soup. I choose to give it an African touch by adding a bit of Piri-Piri,