Pasta & Love / Love & Pasta

> > > So this is what happened last night – I was working on this post for ChefsOpinion. While processing the pics from the day’s dinner, I came across this sign of love (I did NOT arrange this before I took the pics). Not only does it look like a heart, it also resembles […]

Announcing The Grand Prize Winner Of The “2017 Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”

> > Ok,  ok, – just kidding. Its only day 2 of 2017, and there is no  2017 “Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”, so I made it up 🙂 However, if there were such a thing as the “2017 Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”, I would like to believe that this dish would have won in the […]

Jägerschnitzel Vom Huhn Mit Pasta Und Schmelze – Chicken Cutlet Hunter Style

> > I just  have come across some debates about what constitutes a “true” Jägerschnitzel, so I’d like to put that to rest, right now, right here, with some authority on the subject (easy now !) 🙂 After all, I grew up  in Swabia in Southern Germany, where, during my youth, schnitzel were one of the […]

Curried Pasta With Shrimp, Mushrooms, Veggies And Egg

> > This  dish is one of my  “go to”  dishes when contemplating endlessly without resolve in my mind what I will cook for the next meal. Although I am a sucker for real curry, pasta sautéed in curry powder and “stuff” is something I can eat happily any time of the day, as often as twice a […]

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto And Ricotta

> > Question : Who love’s a bright-green, traditional, heavenly aromatic basil pesto? Answer :    Just about everybody does, that’s who. (Including myself) However, for my very own personal taste, I prefer to pair traditional pesto with light and airy gnocchi, while I love to marry a rustic pasta like penne rigate, rigatoni, farfalle or bucatini with a more […]

Pasta Salad With Salmon, Shrimp And Pesto

> > This  flavorful seafood pasta salad has been a favorite in my house for many years. It’s great at any time of day, as an appetizer, lunch , dinner or as a snack in between. (The leftovers from today will probably serve as late breakfast tomorrow morning). The warm salmon in the salad makes all the difference. If […]

Pasta Cacio E Pepe

> > This  most simple dish of pasta, black pepper and cheese confirms the genius of classic Italian cuisine once more. Good quality pasta, cooked al dente with just the right amount of salt, fresh ground black pepper, grated  caciocavallo cheese  and a bit of the cooking liquid, it is pasta perfection at its finest. […]

Pasta Salad With Squid And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

> > Conventional  wisdom dictates that squid (Calamari) for salad should be cooked in liquid or steam. Not so, say I 🙂 I am of the opinion that squid when done in liquid lack enough taste and texture to add interest to a salad. In my opinion, coating the squid with a mixture of corn starch […]

Steak And Pasta Salad With Pickled Onions

> > Some  of us “Tough Guy’s” might feel a bit dainty when out with our buddies and would like to actually have “just a salad, please” 😦 Well, boys and girls, not with this baby, I’ll guarantee ! Here we have  “just  a salad” for every real man and every real woman, anytime and anyplace. […]

Sauteed Pork Medallions With Mushrooms And Pasta

> Link to :  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” > > This  is a dish straight out of my childhood, yet after all these years, it still has the same appeal to me which it had then (or maybe even more) . Everything just falls into place – pasta, tomato sauce, parmigiano reggiano, sautéed mushrooms, […]