Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
I am convinced that every trip changes you, whether it be a long trip or a short excursion. It changes the way you look at landscapes or even your own city, the way you live your daily life and your future trips and … the way you cook!
When The Viking and I came back to Brussels, we found ourselves without a car for some weeks. Needless to say that we missed being on the road, especially since summer had finally arrived in Belgium. So, we had to keep ourselves busy in another way; that’s how I rediscovered my passion for cooking.
We had come back with a lot of memories and pictures, but also with some delicious food. In Tursac we had bought a tin of confit d’oie. The farmer who had sold it to us had given a document with cooking instructions … in Dutch! It all seemed to be very easy…
And it was! In the tin were two goose legs and a lot of goose fat. We decided to use the fat not only to prepare the goose, but also our potatoes. In less than half an hour everything was ready. To complete the meal we had a salad with some honey-mustard vinaigrette.
And it was … so delicious! The skin of the goose was crispy, whereas the meat was tender. The potatoes tasted completely different and the salad made us feel less guilty. Without any doubt, this was one of the best meals that I had ever prepared!