Pig’s Feet Souse ( Love It Or Hate It )

> > Pig’s feet  are not everybody’s cup of tea, but for those of us who love them, they are a special treat. I prepare them quite often, in stews, steamed, braised, Asian style, Latin style, German style; any way is fine with me 🙂 The following dish is Caribbean Style Souse, as I enjoyed it many moon’s […]

Pigs Trotter In Fermented Bean Sauce

. . Pig’s Feet.  Patitas.  Manos de cerdo. Pigs Trotters.  Schweine fuesse. Prepared in a stew, pickled, boiled, in a aspic, hot, cold. . You name it, I love it. On the weekend I have increased my repertoire by yet another version, this one being my new favorite. The preparation is minimal and the final […]

Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) (Pasta And Beans)

: : Pasta e fagioli , meaning “pasta and beans”, is a traditional Italian soup, (although beansoup with pasta is served the World over, with different beans, different pasta, meats or seafood and vegetables, and of course different local names). Like many other Italian favorites, including pizza and polenta, it started as a peasant dish, being composed of inexpensive ingredients. It is often […]

Tuna Steak Poached In Olive Oil

> My friend Peter came over for lunch today. Usually, he is a big fan of down to earth home cooking, never getting enough meatloaf, pasta, potatoes, stews, pigs feet, tripe, and other offal. However, right now he is on a strict diet, so he asked me to prepare something gluten-free, starch-free and sugar-free. This tuna […]

Crispy Pata

> > This  super tasty and crispy dish is one of my all-time favorite Pinoy dishes. Usually it is made with a whole pork leg, but I also like it just the way I was introduced to it many years ago while living in the Philippines, with the cheapest cut of the leg, the feet. […]

” Schweine Sülze “

. , ” Pork in Aspic “ While most folks have heard of  head cheese  ( Schweinskopf Sulze ), many are put off by the thought of eating pig’s head, although it contains without doubt the best parts of the pig, such as the snout, ears, tongue and, best of all, the cheeks. So here is […]

Executioners Stew

> > Of  course you will wonder what possessed me to name this stew Executioners Stew – well, my thinking goes that if I would have one last meal before the executioner would step in, this would be the last supper I would request. While there are many things I would like to have for that […]

Metzelsuppe Mit Grießklößchen

> > Of  the thousands of readers and followers of ChefsOpinion, I am sure only a small handful will be familiar with this dish. To all others, I highly recommend this if you are a lover of hearty fare, especially now during the winter months. Metzelsuppe, Schlachtsuppe, Metzel Supp, Kesselsuppe – the proper translation would be […]

Congee With Smoked Pig’s Tails & Vegetables

. . Rice Porridge. First thing that comes to mind is probably baby food or hospital gruff. Most folk’s would never think of ordering it from a menu in a restaurant, much less wake up and crave it for breakfast, if they hadn’t tasted or at least seen it before. Now, let’s try again : Congee. Lúgaw. […]