Cha Siu, Cabbage And Noodle Soup

> > > > During my shopping trips to Foodtown Supermarket in Davie, about 5 minutes drive from my home, I usually go to their cooked food section, which has a great selection of Chinese roasted meat – Peking duck, cha siu, roast chicken, etc. I usually buy my dinner there, which I did a […]

Schnitzel vom Schweinerücken „Zigeuner Art“

> >> > One of my first childhood memories involving food is about Schnitzel. When visiting a restaurant with my parents in my earliest years, more often than not at least one person of the family/group at the table ordered a schnitzel, sometimes everybody. There was a wide variety of schnitzel available, even in the most […]

Convenient Food (Pansit/Pancit)

  > > Having visited the  Philippines  in the mid-to late 70’s often, and then lived and worked there for 4 years during the early 80’s, my eating habits have been strongly influenced by its wonderful food, especially the appreciation of fresh, well-seasoned vegetables and a myriad of exotic fruit. While there are too many favorite dishes to mention, […]

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 […]

East Meets West – Sauteed Beef With Bok Choy, Onions And Potatoes In Hoisin Sauce

> I could  have named this dish “Chinese Beef Stir Fry With Vegetables”, and it would also be absolutely correct. However, I named it  “Sautéed Beef With Bok Choy, Onions And Potatoes In Hoi Sin Sauce”, because I wanted to emphasize the fact that naming a dish that one creates, even if similar recipes exist, leaves one free […]

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 […]

Not your Ordinary Balls

> > > > > > These  meatballs resemble “Konigsberger Klopse”  more than “Italian Meatballs”. Made of veal, simmered, then served in veloute, they look and taste very distinct from the meatballs most folks are familiar with. I hope that with this post I can convince you that there is more to meatballs than the usual suspects in […]

German-Italian Friendship (Deutsch-Italienische Freundschaft)

> > I have  prepared this dish in different versions for 45 years. Like so many other unsung culinary heroes, the dish is so simple and logical when you either have leftover pasta and sausages, or cooking it from scratch just because it’s tasty, quick and  cheap – ooops, sorry, we don’t say cheap here […]

Food Glossary & Classic French Garnishes

> > > > 1) English/French Food Glossary 2) Classic French Garnishes / Descriptions —————————————————————— 1 English/French Food Glossary > ? A À emporter (adj) to go (as opposed to sur place, for here). À l’ancienne old-fashioned, as in une baguette à l’ancienne. À point (adj) medium rare. Abats (m. pl.) offal. Abricot (m) apricot. Addition (f) check/bill. Agneau (m) lamb. Agrume (m) citrus. Aiguillette (f) in a bird (mostly […]

Hans’ Giant Balls

> > My  plan for today was to prepare a couple of burgers on the grill since the weather was really nice this afternoon and I had planned to spend some time outside reading. But as usual, it was just too hot and steamy for Bella and I, so I decided to stay inside and change the […]