Cuban garlic paste


Garlic is almighty. It is good for your health, might leave you with a stinky breath (no reason for not eating it!) and gives many dishes the final touch. Think about all those gorgeous Mediterranean dishes that would, at max, be only half as good without garlic. No spaghetti bolognese without garlic in the sauce,…

Couscous delight, your perfect dinner!


This is the ultimate dinner delight! If you like oriental flavors, then this one is for you. Basically, this couscous dish is an oven roast kind of meal which is great to prepare because you put it in the oven for 20-30min with a few preps beforehand and while you sip on your apero drink…

Aroma dinner in Basel, Switzerland


Dinner in 8 acts at the fabulous Stucki restaurant by Tanja Grandits Location: Basel, Switzerland This dinner was an explosion in colors and taste. Not much text can describe the taste. Ergo, please indulge in the pictures we took. I would go back anytime again. Food: 100% tasty, service: 100% great, experience: 100% impressive To…

Radio Alice: the best pizza in London


What is special about pizza in London? Not so much in the first place. I have seen fast food pizza places, pizza trucks and candle-lit Italian restaurants. No doubt about that: You will find a decent slice of pizza in London. I want to share a little story from my last night’s stroll around Shoreditch…

For a healthy 2017: Low carb bread


Uff, the time between Christmas and New Year’s day is the most intense time of the year in terms of food and drinks. It is wonderful to come together with the family and enjoy all the good food. We saw a nice variety of different flavors on our plates this year: From traditional Czech cuisine with…

On top of the mountain in the Czech Republic


Last weekend marked a friend reunion with Radek and Martin in Prague. Our friendship is a special one, we met 17 years ago during a summer vacation on the island of Korcula in Croatia and since then remained in touch. Every now and then (this time 10 years!) the three of us meet somewhere in Europe. What awaited us…

Cookie dough terrine


Oh my sweet tooth, sometimes it makes me create little recipes without having planned any of it. Last night after dinner was such a moment, I felt like I needed something chocolaty and quick. And voila, this nice and tasty cookie dough terrine came out. Ingredients: 1 stick butter or margarine 3/4 cups brown sugar…

Exotic summer salad


Summer is on and we are enjoying it at full throttle. Sitting on the terrace for a late dinner while there is still light out there feels so good. Because I want to enjoy the long days as much as I can, I tend to make quick meals in the summer. Last week, I ended…

Tartine breakfast


tar·tine (tär-tēn′) n. A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or fancy spread.   Rich or fancy spread, that is the question here. I tend to go with fancy and colorful. And most important of all: Tartine sounds nice (better than bread breakfast). You will find lots of varieties of tartine bread or sandwiches…

Mousse au chocolat


Who does not like desserts? As far as I know, almost nobody. I am sure that out of a group of 10, a maximum of 1-2 persons do not have a sweet tooth and do not get attracted by a sweet seduction after a good meal. For you as a hobby chef, that is good news. Offering a…

Getting to know: Newman Slayer Mustard


Artisan food production is getting more and more popular these days. Thinking back, it feels like it all started with the growing popularity of farmer`s markets and supermarkets like Wholefoods in the US or Alnatura (so called Bio Supermärkte) in Germany that gave us access to a wider choice of fresh and healthy food. Almost 3 years…

Seafood bolognese with sepia pasta


Living in Hamburg, I am getting used to eating good fish and on some occasions seafood. Little did I know for quite a long time that the fish shacks near Fischmarkt (on Grosse Elbstrasse) that do not look very inviting from the outside but make excellent fish rolls and traditional seafood dishes are an excellent…