The Lemonade Test

The Classic Lemonade of Cocktails Adagio

What is The Lemonade Test? An experiment to get to know your palate. It has all the basic elements of cocktails: the sour, the sweet and the dilution. Once you figure out what kind of lemonade you like, that can give you powerful insight into what kind drinks and cocktails you like, and especially how you can tweak the proportions to better fit to your taste.

Tonnato Sauce & How to Use it

Tonnato sauce recipe & how to use it | The Adagio Blog and food photography by Thais FK

Sometimes there comes a time when one needs an idea outside the box to freshen up a dish that otherwise has become a little dull and boring. That was our case with the last part of a huge roasted ham, so I thought to share with you the recipe for this very famous Italian sauce, salsa tonnata aka tonnato sauce, that, I’m sure, will prove to be your powerful ally for many different snacks and appetizers in the future.

Ginger Orange Marmalade

Ginger Orange Marmalade on The Adagio Blog by Thais FK

Smells and tastes have a very strong power to evoke memories of an event or place. In these days of India nostalgia I made an orange marmalade we tasted for the first time quite exactly a year ago. It is very flavorful as it contains, besides oranges, ginger, cinnamon and a vanilla bean. I’m glad to say that I found the right dose for the additional ingredients so that they don’t overpower the taste of the oranges, but support it nicely in the background.

I like my marmalade to have a chunky texture, so I very slightly blended the mixture to make it come together, but kept the orange peel pieces as they were. Cinnamon and vanilla are optional flavors, but I’d definitely recommend adding at least the ginger as it gives a slight tanginess to the marmalade that cuts the sweetness and enriches the aftertaste.