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Dolce Far Niente

Dolce Far Niente Breakfast

Women's Day should be celebrated as the Italian's do all year "dolce far niente". Not so long ago I was re-watching the movie: "eat, pray and love" and I was reminded of the precious Italian lifestyle.

For those of you that haven't seen the movie yet (really?...GO SEE IT NOW!), there's this scene when Julia Roberts just seats on the floor and eats an assortment of foods, and just relaxes while doing nothing productive, just relax.

I think in the world we live today, having moments of nothing are the healthiest way to recharge. Anyways, enough of philosophical theories and more of cooking.

This yields one plate.


1/2 cup of corn flour (grits can also be used)

1 cup of chicken broth

70 gr. of smoked salmon

1/2 cup of green (blanched)

2 cherry tomatoes (halved)

1 poached egg

Salt and Pepper


1. In a pan heat the broth and add the corn flour gradually, stirring constantly, so no lumps are form. Cook for 5 minutes constantly stirring on low heat. Place the mixture in a shaper and let it set for 20 minutes, this will give you the polenta pillow to dress with the salmon.

2. In a plate start assembling the polenta, green beans, salmon and egg, add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and a bit of olive oil.


1. If you prefer a fried sunny side up is quicker.

2. Hollandaise sauce can be also whipped up.


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