Glass talks to Willibald Reinbacher, prepare and author of a outlandish prepare book Aquacasia

THERE is always that time when we go to a grill and have a juicy outlandish plate that we usually wish we knew how to make so that we can eat it whenever we wish to. Which is customarily each day during this point. Willibald Reinbacher’s preference of culinary wealth of a Indian Ocean competence be a answer.

Aquacasia book front coverThe front cover of Aquacasia by Willibald Reinbacher

Through his travels around this segment given 1995, he collected recipes directly from a home kitchens of a locals inhabiting a far-reaching extent that a Indian Ocean spreads over from Mauritius to Indonesia. What he detected was a useful and sundry cuisine commanded by what is now available, dressed by a innumerable of spices, tip techniques and love. This Willibald refers to as Aquacasia, a name sounding rather like a puzzling place, like a fabulous island of Atlantis, than a cuisine.


Languste de Vanilla as graphic in a Aquacasia ready book

His culinary adventures desirous him to tell a collection of some-more than 60 extraordinary though basic recipes underneath a same name. The book is a genuine loyalty to a internal tradition as it shows not usually appetizing food though a ocean, a land, a internal people and animals.


Here Willibald talks to Glass about what cooking means to him, what dishes are best to ready during a cooking celebration and what would be his final meal.

What is a many critical thing about cooking for you?
Using usually locally sourced uninformed furnish and to be means to interpret a enlightenment and tradition of a place into recipes.

You grew adult in a tiny encampment in Austria, surrounded by inlet and seem to have gravitated towards pleasing islands. Do we feel a certain lift towards nature?
I grew adult in a plateau of Austria surrounded by implausible nature. Here it was a normal to grow your possess vegetables, and we also had an animal farmyard with chickens, pigs and other animals.  we owe interjection to my silent and grandpa who taught me how to plant produce, collect and farm, as good as how to make juicy food from a offerings.


Willibald Reinbacher in Mauritius

Was it afterwards formidable for your sensibilities being in a civic centre that is Dubai?
Yes, Dubai was accurately a conflicting as to how we grew adult in a mountains. However, it was good value it and a really critical partial of my career operative with and training from some of a best chefs from around a world.

Across many of a universe we have mislaid a attribute to food. It’s now something that comes in a package in a supermarket rather than something we feel a low tie to. What would we contend to inspire people to consider some-more deeply about a food they consume?
Working prolonged hours and carrying to use costly internal mixture are barriers for many people cooking during home. we would contend to all, devise your day and start cooking your possess food. When we start doing this, we will see and knowledge a disproportion in regulating internal healthy furnish and automatically drive divided from supermarket packing. It’s a normal routine that shortly becomes a habit.


Mas Rika Fish Curry from Aquacasia


How do islanders on, say, Madagascar describe to their food, as against to someone in an middle city such as London?
Most islanders can't means to go to restaurants, so for them, eating is not an knowledge though rather a daily charge that allows them to work harder if they have had a good apportionment of rice, beef and vegetable. Eating in London is all about perplexing new things and enjoying a innumerable of experiences.

A lot of people are impressed by recipes that demeanour difficult or have some-more than 5 ingredients. It always takes me twice as prolonged to make something accurately according to a recipe! What are your tips for non-professionals to make their culinary experiments a small easier or smoother?
Cooking is easy and a some-more we ready a some-more we will learn and know seasoning and spices, a change between honeyed and sour, though some-more importantly, how to hoop products. With all we eat, consider how it’s done and what is inside. After a while we will turn confident, quick and won’t even need a scale to measure.


Mas Rika Fish Curry from Aquacasia

If I, someone of really normal cooking ability, wanted to ready a three-course dish for friends, that 3 dishes would we advise as a starting point?
Start with a fish and coconut ceviche, it is elementary and roughly unfit to get wrong. As a main, offer a Malagasy beef rib with potato and dusty shrimp. It has a really opposite ‘wow’ essence and can simply be prepared in advance. For dessert, a baked yoghurt is elementary and tasty. With this menu, we will usually spend 15 mins in a kitchen during your party.

What would be your final meal, and why?
That would be a blowfish if we would strap it myself.

by Sara Hesikova

Images pleasantness of Lukas Lienhard

Aquacasia is accessible here

Short URL:

Posted by on May 19 2017. Filed under Diet & Food. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Photo Gallery

Log in | Designed by