TODAY AT “CHEZ BELLA” – Bucatini With No-Cook Tomato Sauce

: x : : This is probably one of my most-loved simple dishes of all time. Not only does it taste wonderful if you use the best ingredients (good quality EVO (or Butter), pasta, chopped fresh tomatoes or bottled passata,  and cheese, (if possible Grana Padano), It is also done in a flash and, best […]

Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli In Tomato Sauce, Aji Amarillo And Pangrattato

> > > > After  three relaxing days of mostly doing nothing, today I decided to spend a bit of time in the kitchen and treat myself to a wonderful dish I absolutely love, but which, because of the space-constraints in my tiny kitchen, I don’t prepare often enough. It gives me great pleasure to make fresh […]

Lamb Meat Balls In Harissa/Tomato Sauce, With Garlicky Pearl Pasta And Feta Cheese

> > Last  month my friend Curtis introduced me to a store which I have been missing all my cooking  life. It’s the “Foodtown Supermarket” in Davie, corner sterling/dairy rd extension. Here I can find EVERYTHING my culinary cravings will ever desire as far as Asian and Latino food ingredients are concerned. EVERYTHING !!! 🙂 […]

Steamed Cod With Caraway Potatoes, Lima Beans And Tomato Sauce

> > Cod  used to be one of the cheapest and most widely used fish. How times have changed. Today I paid $ 11.00 for these two small pieces of fish at my local fishmonger. How sad 😦 However, I am glad I spend the dough, the dish was excellent and well worth the cost […]

“Easy Does It” – Tomato Bisque & Tomato Sauce

> > Dear  Friend’s Although most of my followers are culinary professionals, there is also a large segment of followers who are just starting to enjoy cooking on a slightly higher than basic level. I have therefore decided to publish, under the moniker “Easy Does It“,  from time to time some very basic recipe variations […]

Meat Ball Sandwich – Merguez Meatballs In Harissa/Tomato Sauce On Garlic Bread

> > My  neighbor and friend Sami is from Egypt. He sometimes gives me some Egyptian, Middle Eastern and/or Mediterranean food to taste, usually about once a month. Normally it is fully cooked and nicely presented, but yesterday morning he gave me some Merguez stuffing he had just prepared and asked me to “make something […]

” Late Night Snack – Rotellini With Mushrooms & Creamy Tomato Sauce “

Got hungry at midnight last night. Here is a simple, quick, delicious meal that takes only a few minutes to cook 🙂 Bon Appetit ! Life is Good !

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 […]

Sunshine On A Plate – Penne With Raw Tomato And Basil Sauce

> > To  prepare a successful raw “Tomato Sauce”, it is essential that the tomatoes are VERY ripe, sweet and soft. Other than that, there is not much wizardry to be employed, just make sure that the pasta is cooked perfectly, your basil is fresh, young and sweet, the olive oil is of great quality […]

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 […]