Only a very few recognize food as the high adventure it really is. The excitement of discovery of a rare spice in a shop. The adrenalin rush while alive, moving scorpion on a stick is about to be deep-fried and served. An everlasting dilemma about the contents of that dish you had. read more
They say that caviar is an acquired taste. They haven’t tried kilu.
Me and kilu first met at Hell Hunt. And it didn’t go well. As you can see in the video at the bottom of my first Estonian post But, the first thing I did as soon as I got back to Tallinn was to buy kilu. I don’t know why, but my hand just took it from the shelf in Rimi supermarket.
And then love happened! read more
We are sitting in Olde Hansa restaurant in Tallinn. After more than bountiful medieval feast a dessert arrives – Rose pudding savoury, Velvet Delight of the Nobility. Waiter, dressed as a page, carefully puts a ceramic plate on the table.
When people are away from home, sometimes they start doing traditional things that they didn’t use to do at home. You go to another part of the world and by all means have to have some traditional item. For example, I wanted to celebrate this Christmas as proper as possible. A couple of dear people from Balkans, one Estonian, food that reminds of home and Badnjak. The good times.
Orthodox Christmas is on January the 7th. The day before, we fast.