Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 4.01.51 pmMy absolute passion when it comes to my love of food is simplicity and authenticity.

Actually, this is true of all my passions including my love of cars .

( But that is another blog and another story)

All my recipes highlight the essence of who I am and what I believe in. My goal is to highlight the essence of what the ingredients are and how can we maximise our life experience and the way we engage our life with food. 



November 27th 2015 - Melanzani

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 8.57.20 pmWell - here we go my first recipe for the blog.

I am going to start with one of my favorites. Many of you may say, WOT DA FOK??? why would you put a recipe that simple up on the blog? Might as well put up the recipe to a glass of water. ( say what you will, but this is what I am doing because the truth is - It is very hard to get an amazing grilled vegetable out there.

I see it every where. People putting eggplants in stuff and believe me, they taste like cardboard.

So this is pretty much my style for everything that I cook and believe in. I mean , what is the point of having a complex plate of 20 pieces of crap.It may not be fashionable , but I love when each item on the plate is part of a bigger picture and it goes without saying, each item is at its best.

So get the following

3 eggplants in excellent condition.

The best salt you can afford

The best olive oil you can afford.

Herbs of your choice. ( I love rosemary and oregano on these )

Chilli of your choice - dry - semi dry etc

Step 1

Wash and wipe down eggplant

Step 2

Slice the eggplants long ways and cut approx half centimeter thick

Step 3

Heat up grill pan to a low temperature.( pan with lines if you want the grilled look )

Place eggplants on grill and this process takes ages. You are almost dehydrating them but not too they superdry stage.

Turn them over and get the same cooked degree of dryness 

( yes I will make a video of this process )


Then get a flat glass container ( or glass oven dish ) and place extra virgin olive oil , some herbs and some salt in base.

Place the hot eggplants in the container and allow them to absorb all the oil and flavors .

Layer and repeat as the eggplants cook and rest.


So are you disappointed? Hoping for more? 

Stay tuned 🙂