meat

Penne alla Vodka

Some say it originated in NY, others say that this pasta dish with creamy vodka sauce is just another pasta from Italy. Well, whatever, fact is that this pasta is extremely popular in the States, far more popular than in my home country the Netherlands. We don’t sell ready made jars Read more…

Berliner Buletten

Today we’re cooking flattened meatballs, a traditional German snack. Like a lot of German dishes, different names are used throughout the country. In the north, the Heimat of my favorite pilsner (Flensburger), these meatballs are called Frikadellen. In Berlin, we call them Buletten. Read more…

BLT Avocado

Every now and then I make everybody in the house very happy with this BLT. It’s one of the easiest sandwiches to prepare and absolutely in my top 10 of favorite American dishes. Provided, of course, the sandwich is properly made, ‘cause sadly enough I’ve had a lot of lousy BLT’s in my life: wonder […] Read more…

Königsberger Klopse

“Don’t listen to him please, there should not be any anchovies in it.” “With cream? How dare you even suggest!” Nothing beats conversations about food: that’s why we love to share food with our friends at our kitchen tables. While starting dinner with some Berlin friends, Read more…

Soljanka

Soljanka, an old-fashioned Eastern European soup is almost as famous as Borscht, the Russian beet soup. It’s a hearty, sweet, spicy, and sour soup with red pepper, tomato, and chopped Sauerkraut. Back in the days of the DDR you could find this soup on every East Berlin menu, and it never really disappeared. There are […] Read more…

Jambalaya

It was a beautiful and warm fall night, so we decided to cook outside: Jambalaya. I think of Jambalaya as the Louisiana version of paella. Okay, the rice and spices are different, but I prepare both dishes more or less in the same way. I usually add chicken, chorizo and shrimp, but sometimes I replace […] Read more…

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