The mango tree grows wild in the mountains of India. But it has been cultivated for 4000 years! In the early years of the 18th century, the Portuguese introduced the mango tree in Brazil. From there he came into Central America, the Caribbean and Florida.
Only fashion sketches are coming out the kitchen currently, as it is fashion season for illustrators...
I can't wait to add new paintings in the shop; in the meantime, as spring is here in Paris, we ALL want to eat the " salade Niçoise, à la terrasse des cafés " !!!
This recipe disappeared during wintertime, and the print is back in 8X10 size. We are trying to eat local in Lucile's Kitchen boutique and really HOPE tomatoes, the real ones, the good ones, will be available in our markets in the following weeks.
I don't know if in Italy, people are eating pasta with tomato sauce ? it's been a long time since I went to Roma and don't remember what I ate, only the smell of mimosa on Piazza Navona during market days; I was so lucky I had some years ago a friend spending one year in la Villa Medici and was invited by him in this beautiful place. French people often say that pizza, pasta and "couscous" are our favorite food, but we are cooking "à la française" and I am afraid we loose the real taste of Italy or North Africa.
Anyway, today is my pesto day :
Add roasted pine nuts, parmesan and a good olive oil to basil in the blender