What is summer for you?. For me, it is happiness and hope! It comes in a form of silly daises and juicy, sweet figs... I was not planning to bake this cake and had no occasion, but fresh figs are so tempting and delicious... sadly they appear on the market only for a f...

Summer has finally arrived in Paris and I could not resist celebrating it! These beautiful popsicles with delicious and healthy blackberries straight from the summer forest will bring you just the inspiration you need after a long cold winter. This very humble berry, w...

Waking up these days was especially joyful, because I was finally greeted by the natural light, breaking through my curtains. Light is always the first sign of the coming Spring. The next will be the smell of freshness and the new life. Finally these two will cheer up...

A week ago I saw a photo of a mango sherbet in Saveur magazine. My mind was immediately captivated by its burst of colors and juiciness, while warm and sunny Parisian weather was reaching out to me with a strong suggestion to make a naughty summer dessert. 

Sherbet Reci...

Ocean has always captivated my mind because it is an absolutely mysterious and timeless mega-organism, which even today is a home to some of the oldest known creatures on the Earth. One of them is an octopus.

While humans, as we know them today,...

"Serradura" (or "sawdust" pudding) is one of the easiest, most unpretentious, yet yummiest desserts, which comes from Alentejo region of Portugal. Rich and fertile soil of the vast open countryside has been mainly used for growing vines, citrus fruit and olives. The wo...

I was born in the Soviet Union in Moscow, where January and February are the coldest months of the year. My first winter at school: -20C/-4F, dark mornings, my mother would put me on the sledge and drag me on the crispy white snow all the way to school. On the way back...

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