TODAY AT “CHEZ BELLA” – Boiled Beef With Dill-Potatoes & Horseradish-Sauce – (Gekochtes Rindfleisch Mit Meerrettich Sauce & Dillkartoffeln)

: : : The reason why I love  Traditional German Food  are dishes like the one featured today, which is nearly impossible to find on a menu of any restaurant, anywhere 😦 So, as usual, when the craving scratches, switch-on the stove 🙂 : Bon Appétit !   Life is Good ! : : Click here […]

Beef Goulash & Bread Dumplings

: : : A stew is one of these typical, beloved, easy to prepare dishes that have almost disappeared from fine restaurant menus and, sadly, from most household dining tables (or kitchen tables). Many home cooks shy away from it because of the extended cooking time. But, once you realize that the actual prep time […]

Salad Of Smoked Beef, Gouda, Egg, Avocado, Cucumber And Tomato In Herb Vinaigrette, Served With Taralli

: : : Here we have another “empty out the fridge salad” that could have not been more delicious, pretty and appetizing, even if I tried  🙂 Its been said a million times, yet it still holds the truth : When you cook, the most important ingredients for a dish are a bit of knowledge […]

Beef & Pork Stew with Sausages, Potatoes, Spätzle and Veggies

: : : I LOVE soups and stew of any kind, but served from a pretty serving dish like this will bring even the most simple soup or stew to a higher level 🙂 : Bon Appétit !   Life is Good ! : : Click here to read about  ARROGANCE & NARCISSISM OF THE HIGHEST […]

Beef Shank Soup With Pasta & Ravioli (Rindersuppe Mit Schupfnudeln & Maultaschen)

: : : This soup contains four of my most beloved food-ingredients : Strong, flavorful Beef Broth, Maultaschen (Swabian Ravioli), Schupfnudeln (Swabian Gnocchi), Beef Shank and Grape Tomatoes, ready to burst from the heat.Each of these ingredients can stand at it´s own, but together, they are culinary bliss at it´s best. Serve the soup with […]

Beef Udon (Niku Udon) 肉うどん

: : : Very few beautiful, heart and belly-warming dishes are as easy to prepare as these beef-noodles. At times I have eaten the noodles just with broth, at other times I have eaten the meat just by itself or over steamed rice. Any way I choose, I enjoy each one of them, but of […]

Beef Stew With Potatoes, Peppers And Tomatoes

: : : The original dish I wanted to cook was Hungarian Goulash, which is one of my favorite dishes. However, when I started to gather the ingredients, I realized that I did not have enough onions and paprika powder, not enough thyme leaves, lemon peel and caraway seeds in my pantry. Since I did […]

Braised Beef Neck In Merlot/Mushroom Sauce With Bread Dumpling (Geschmorter Rindernacken In Merlot/Champignon-Soße Und Semmelknödel)

> > > The texture of beef neck is absolutely stunning. I wish I’d be able to buy just a slab of the meat, without the bones. That would make the perfect goulash or braised roast. In the meantime, I’ll just have to make do with the neck bones and the meat on them. They […]

Szechuan Beef Noodles

> > > The food at our house is usually flavorful and piquant, but not “fiery hot”. However, once in a while, I crave Szechuan food. Not the watered down version you get in Western influenced restaurants, but the real, Szechuan deal. ( When you look at the pictures of the noodles with sauce below, […]

Beef Ribs Braised With Blueberries And Merlot, Served With Mafaldine & Pangrattato

> > > Blueberries in a beef-braise? If I didn’t know better, I would probably have rejected that idea too. But of course, I’ve cooked a similar dish before, so I am familiar with it. The reason blueberries are being used in a beef sauce is that when you need a good amount of sauce […]