Cristian Marino now in the Maldives

Dear friends, this update is for you who have been following my blog for a long time .Since September 2021 I have been here in the Maldives, where I will stay for a while.I have always wanted to know the islands of the Maldives, so I am happy to be on an atoll not far…

Italian style “Oysters au Gratin” by Cristian Marino

Oysters au gratin in Prosecco sauceOysters au gratin with Prosecco sauce are a refined appetizer and particularly suitable for those who do not eat raw shellfish. Oysters au gratin with prosecco wine sauce, an elegant seafood appetizer of great Italian or French character ( in case you prefers Champagne wine ) , are a “special”…

The Octopus and its Secrets

Octopus (belonging to the cephalopods, mollusc family) is a fundamental ingredient for those who love seafood. Its tasty tentacles and its meat, when fresh and tender, can enrich sauces and first courses or offer grill lovers a worthy opponent. Before cooking it, however, the octopus must undergo some operations that will help make the meat…

The 7 benefits of coconut water according to the Maldivian experts

I asked around and the opinions are in agreement. “Coconut water” from young coconut has health benefits apart from being very good. Here are the main benefits of coconut water •Rehydrates and replenishes minerals. It is a real natural supplement, very useful for example after a sporting activity. In fact, it contains magnesium, potassium, sodium,…

Cristian Marino’s considerations for the World Vegan Day

World vegan day is celebrated today.Also here in the Maldives we wanted to give our contribution to this event.I don’t consider myself vegan, but I have a lot of respect for those who are, some of the benefits that are obtained with this diet are:– Less stress;– Reduced possibility of food poisoning;– Reduced environmental impact;–…

International Chefs Day

International Chef’s Day ! This year my work commitment leads me to celebrate this important day here in the Maldives. Every year the International Chefs’ Day is celebrated across the globe on 20 October to create awareness about the profession and celebrate it.It was instituted to remind chefs that it was their duty to pass…