Archive for the 'recipes : savory' Category
Umami Butter - Your fridge is your friend May
5th,
2011
Instead I turned to an old favorite of mine, easy and super quick to prepare, a lifesaving staple for your fridge. This is what happens when compound butter goes umami.
The Mighty Cheese Cracker - Poppy Seed or Chipotle Chile? Apr
5th,
2011
If you’re a first-timer and have never made crackers at home, this is an easy, no-fuss recipe to start with.
Fill me with joy - Homemade Cappelletti with ricotta & pine nuts Jan
13th,
2011
Back home I unpacked the delicacies we had bought and – of course – our pasta craving hadn’t slowed down a bit, so I decided to serve dinner guests homemade Tortellini. Or were these called Cappelletti?
David Thompson's pork skewers - Busy times Sep
28th,
2010
Of course there is always an exception to the rule, in this case: the coffeetable-worthy “THAI STREET FOOD” by Asian food guru David Thompson. Breathtakingly beautifully photographed, I had been eyeing the grilled pork skewers for weeks…
Potatoes with herbed curd & linseed oil - An answer to all questions? Aug
3rd,
2010
But what really sets this typical weekday dinner apart is the linseed oil. You are supposed to drown the hot, peeled potatoes – seasoned only with some flakes of Fleur de sel or Maldon sea salt – in this golden liquid and mash them until you just can’t help yourself and simply eat it all up.
Welcoming dear friends - Flammkuchen with red onions Jul
24th,
2010
Compared to our pizza process which kicks off at least 24 hours before we can indulge in our first piece, this here can be prepared in 2 hours, no-fuss.
Caesar Salad - Kind of, but better Jul
6th,
2010
My version is everything most restaurant versions keep missing… and a bit more, I think. A finger lickin’ good dressing, tiny pieces of crisp bacon, spicy chicken with a hint of Indian flavor (ok, ok, my touch, remember: my kitchen) and soft Avocado cubes add to this classic and I wouldn’t want to miss them in my salad bowl anymore.
Asparagus Panna Cotta with Pancetta ... and Crunch May
31st,
2010
Today’s recipe is my successful attempt to replicate the memorable appetizer we once had at one of our favorite restaurants here in Munich – white asparagus gone panna cotta. Incredible easy to prepare and a welcome twist to the usually sweet panna cotta versions.
Cooking with the guys: Part One - Past'e lenticchie Oct
29th,
2009
Show me a neat – doable – pasta shape and I’m sold. It doesn’t take much to twist my arm and that’s what happened when I first laid hands on a dear friend’s book.
Last summer's favorite antipasto - Ottolenghi inspired Oct
14th,
2009
Besides its super simple and quick preparation this recipe is an absolute crowd pleaser, whenever I brought it to a bbq or similar event, even eggplant critics were convinced.
Sausage salad - Bavarian, Swiss or Austrian? Sep
15th,
2009
Will you be easier to convince? Let’s see: It’s a perfectly hearty snack, easy to make ahead for a picnic or beergarden visit and it keeps well in the fridge. You do have craftspeople in your house? This is the perfect snack for them, year-round.
Homemade Mayo - Minute-made Aug
12th,
2009
I’m a convert ever since and can’t believe, that there are people out there, that haven’t heard about this time-saving shortcut to mayonnaise.
Gazpacho con Tropezones Jul
24th,
2009
Since he taught us his Gazpacho recipe a few weeks ago we’ve come to realize how many bland and mediocre lookalikes we’ve had before. Tasty, ripe tomatoes are a must, but well balanced seasoning is equally important.
Summer or not - David's Panisses Jul
15th,
2009
Taste-wise they are a close relative to Falafel and my favorite way of eating these Panisses is inside a pita bread together with sliced tomatoes/cucumbers, cole slaw and a spicy yogurt sauce. Already a regular on our table.
15 Minutes to Fame - Gnocchi for Beginners. And for Braggarts. May
19th,
2009
But Ricotta gnocchi, where have you been all my life? This variation is even easier to prepare than the former two mentioned, taste-wise open to all kinds of flavors, and – I kid you not – they take less than 15 minutes to prepare before you can release them for a little swim in softly bubbling saltwater.