“The Ultimate Mushroom Sandwich” – Sauteed Rock Oyster Mushrooms With Grape-Tomatoes & Peppers, Goat Cheese Spread With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, And Fried Onions, Tsatsiki, Cilantro, And Arugula On Greek Bread

: : : Since I have moved from the US back to Germany a few months ago, I have re-discovered many food-items from my youth in Germany, which I had not seen for many decades. One of them is this Greek bread (Prosimi), which, way back then, our neighbor in Gechingen offered to us kids often. […]

Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms with Pommes Dauphinoise (Sautierte Kräuterseitlinge mit Kartoffel-Gratin (Pleurotes Du Panicaut)

: : : I feel so lucky to be in Germany during the mushroom season. Mushrooms are so affordable right now, you can buy them by the basket for a few € and really pig-out without putting a dent into your wallet. I prepare different varieties at least three times a week, and still, I […]

Sautéed Veal Liver with Thai Chili-Vinegar Sauce, Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms, Scallions and Grape-Tomatoes & Potato-Cucumber Salad

: : : Ever since I moved back to Germany and I found out that the VEAL which I remember from my youth and my apprenticeship is still widely available in Germany, as well as in most other European countries, I buy veal at least once a week ( I love any part/cut of the […]

Schwäbishe Späzlepfanne Mit Pfifferlingen (Swabian Pasta & Chanterelle Mushrooms)

: : : There are three Chanterelle dishes for which I would leave just about any dish in the World behind (At least for a day or two 🙂  ) : “Chanterelles in Cream with Bread Dumplings” (Pfifferlinge in Sahnesauce mit Semmelknödel) : “Chanterelles with Lamb´s Lettuce and Crispy Bacon” (Pfifferlinge mit Feldsalat und Knusprigem […]

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 […]

Red Beet “Pasta” With Mushroom Cream

> > > If you a fan of great texture, this “Pasta” is for you. Most of the earthy flavor of the red beets will be lost after cooking the thin strands in salted water, but the texture is phenomenal, assuming you cook them exactly right. Overcooking results in a mushy mess, under-cooking in a […]

Black Mushrooms, Seafood Mushrooms, & Bok Choy In Oyster Sauce

> > > When I was a child, (many decades ago  🙂 , I, like most kids, hated nearly all vegetables with a passion. Later, grown up and being a professional cook, I realized early on that this was no fault of the poor veggies, but entirely the fault of our mothers, who usually cooked […]

Curried Beef And Mushroom Buddha Bowl

> > > > > Named for its big, round Buddha belly shape, a “Buddha bowl” can mean different things to different people, but here I am talking about the culinary meaning, which is a one-dish meal consisting of rice or pasta, whole grains, veggies, protein (by way of meat or seafood, beans, tofu, lentils) and a dressing or […]

Congee With Mushroom, Carrot & Egg

> < “Congee With Mushrooms, Carrots & Egg (Chinese Rice porridge)“ > Excerpt from a previous post of  Congee  on ChefsOpinion : . ” Rice Porridge – The first thing that comes to mind is probably baby food or hospital gruff. Most folks would never think of ordering it from a menu in a restaurant, much less wake up and crave […]

Flaming Hot Chili Chicken Noodle Bowl With Broccolini And Straw Mushrooms

> > < OK,  while you let this sink in, let’s move on to today’s featured dish : < > If  you are not used to VERY hot food, don’t try these noodles ! If you love bland and boring noodle dishes, don’t try these noodles ! If you don’t want to open your mind and […]