Herring Salad – (Heringsalat) – (Sillsallad) – (Shuba – Селедка под шубой)

  : : : At a time when “Regional” and “Ethnic” cuisine has spread all over the World and most of them have reached the far corners of our Planet, a large part of restaurant-goers consider themselves experts of some, or even many, different ethnic/regional cuisines. Sadly (naturally), most experiences of these wannabe-experts come from […]

Red Wine-Braised Veal Shank Slice, With Tagliatelle & Yucatan Cebolla En Escabeche On A Crispy Noodle Pillow

: : : While traditional Osso Bucco is one of my favorite meat dishes, this version of braised sliced veal shanks is, in my humble opinion, far superior. First, the crispy noodle pillow adds great texture to the soft texture of the meat. Second, the marinated onions add great umami to the normally quite one-dimensional […]

Steak Salad # 2153

: : : While I crave for steak at least once or twice a week, I can´t say the same for salad, although I absolutely love a good salad. However, STEAK SALAD (or SEAFOOD SALAD)  I can happily eat daily. Of course, the meat/seafood must be combined intelligently with ingredients which enhance the dish, not […]

Seafood Salad….(Worthy Of The Holidays)

> > > Before I went to get some last-minute shopping done this morning, I contemplated my probable food-intake for the next two days. It downed on me that if I don’t want to gain at least 10 lbs over the holidays, I must offset the gluttony with sensible breakfasts and luncheons, so I started […]

Sauerkraut Soup

> > > > If you’ve ever lived in Germany or even just visited for a short time, you know that sauerkraut is everywhere, especially as you go further South. Sauerkraut is surprisingly versatile. At some time not too long ago, before fridges and freezers were found in every household, cabbage was one of the […]

Butter Lettuce & Marinated Octopus

> > > Butter lettuce has to be my all time favorite lettuce – perfect texture, a color that can only be described as translucent and pearly, and a delicate flavor that is heavenly. While I love all leaf salads, especially frisee and baby arugula, butter lettuce is always at the forefront of my mind […]

My Trip To Buenos Aires, Argentina

> > On December 19th 2017, after eighteen years of absence, I finally returned to Argentina to spend a month with my “adopted family” and friends in Buenos Aires, where I lived and worked for nearly five years during the nineties. I visited Buenos Aires for the first time in the seventies and had an […]

Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Cauliflower Salad “Madras”

> > Before  anybody get’s their knickers in a twist about “real” Curries, let me explain something. Many years ago, whenever we used commercially available, pre-mixed curry powder in Europe, more often than not, the name of the dish included the moniker “Madras”. This made it clear to everyone and all that the dish contained […]