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Boeuf à la Bourguignonne

After a long time finally back in my own kitchen. This called for a celebration. We wanted something we love, soulfood so to say. Our choice fell on “Boeuf Bourguignonne” à la Julia Child. As is the case with most … Continue reading

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„Light & Easy. Healthy recipes for Every Day“ by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

„Light & Easy. Healthy recipes for Every Day“ by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, by Bloomsbury Publishing ***** A wonderful cookbook that belongs in every kitchen. It is full with many ideas and new delicious combinations and delightful compositions without dairy products and … Continue reading

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Cardamom-Panna Cotta with Strawberry-Prosecco-Sorbet

For a long time I tried to find a substitute for gelatin and finally I found it in agar-agar powder. It is tasteless and binds like gelatin. The only difficulty is that you have to boil and cook it for … Continue reading

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Taste of Turkey: Kofta-Event — Köfte Salatası

Insane in the kitchen and Kleine Chaosküche are on a culinary journey through Turkey and this month theme is “Kofta”. I had to post for this event. As soon as the weather is suitable everyone in Turkey is crazy for … Continue reading

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Review: „Zu Gast in MAROKKO. Verführerische Rezepte einer kulinarischen Reise.“ von Rob&Sophia Palmer, Callwey Verlag 2015

>“Zu Gast in Marokko: Verführerische Rezepte einer kulinarischen Reise” von Rob&Sophia Palmer, Callwey Verlag 2015 ***** This woderful book about the colours and food of Morocco is a pleasure to read. With beautiful stunning photos and many little stories about … Continue reading

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Harissa versus Biber Salçası

I discovered Yotam Ottolenghi in England. I love his books, because they are full of new ideas and combinations. His books are a source of inspiration for me. Too bad I can not watch his culinary travel programs on Canal … Continue reading

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Pastry with Tahini — Tahınlı Çörek

Happy Birthday dear Bushcook! We wish you all the best for the future and hope to read more culinary reports on your food blog. I made some Turkish pastry for your birthday event “Souvenirs in der Kueche” Everytime when I … Continue reading

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Turkish Ravioli with Kadaifi Pastry — Kadayıflı Mantı

In one case, the Turks are very similar to Italian or French: They prepare their food the same way as always. Tradition in the preparation is very important, the main thing is, it tastes good and makes everybody happy. Their … Continue reading

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Lemon Tarte – Limonlu Tart

A few weeks ago my friend Claudia surprised me with Meyer lemons. I had read a lot about this wonderful fruits but I couldn’t get them at our small farmers market. You can imagine how happy I was to finally … Continue reading

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Pulled Lamb – Tandır/Fırın Kebab

The poet Celaleddin Rumi left his mark in Konya. In Turkey the people named him Mevlana – it could be translated as “our priest”. The former monastry is now a museum near a huge mosque. The whirling derwish are known … Continue reading

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