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(photo and recipe from The Organic Table, “A Cyclades culinary experience”)

Enjoy your cold days with a dish full of flavor and vitamins!

1 kilo of beef cut into pieces, we ask a part with bones
5 potatoes
6 carrots
1 big red onion
4 spring onions
1 big tomato cut into 2 pieces
1 tsp coriander grains 
Juice of 1 lemon 
1 tea cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper

Cut the vegetables into big pieces. In a big pan add the olive oil and let it heat, then add the meat and cook it until it’s light brown. Add the vegetables and the coriander except the tomato. Cook them for 2 minutes, add the lemon juice, the tomato, the bay leaf and 1,5 litre of boiled water. Let it simmer for about an hour and half. Finally, season. Then remove the beef from the pan and with by adding a little corn flour you can make your soup velouté, otherwise you can enjoy it the way it is!


Food for thought

This is an excellent lecture on the history of financial crises and the way they were combated in the US you can listen to while preparing your meal. 🙂

Here’s a short excerpt to get you in the mood:

“The politics of virtue and vice.
It’s very easy to come to confuse economic with moral and even religious concepts. People are easily led to believe that hard work and thrift produce surpluses, that sunshine and soft living produce deficits and debt. Things that we would instantly recognise as racial stereotypes if they were applied to African states or in the northern American context to ethnic groups become common rhetorical currency and the debtors are admonished to be better people, to reform themselves, to adjust, to tighten their belts, to work harder, to cut their wages, to forgo their pensions. And in doing this, the creditors slit their own throats and deprive themselves of their own markets. And nothing is solved because the debts and the deficits don’t go away.”