Getting to know: Copenhagen food inspirations


Last weekend was a hit. We spent the weekend in Copenhagen. Best part about it: Apart from the flight, the Airbnb apartment and a few recommendations of friends, we had nothing planned. Blank agenda that got filled with great impressions. We started out with a guided bike tour with Bike Mike (a curiosity in a…

Getting to know: Original Unverpackt in Berlin (DE)


+++ English version see below+++Special post in German+++ Mein erster Besuch im Original Unverpackt (OU) Laden hat sich angefühlt wie Weihnachten. Gelesen habe ich von Original Unverpackt schon vor ein paar Monaten und konnte es gar nicht abwarten einmal in Person vor den Regalen zu stehen und live einzukaufen! Meine einzige Hürde war ein Besuch…

Getting to know: A Praça in Lisboa, Portugal


I love discovering hidden gems that serve good food. Restaurants with heart. Soul food in a good atmosphere. That’s how it should be. And this weekend was a strike. Something like a 9 or 10 out of 10. I am talking about a restaurant called A Praça in Lisbon. Not in Bairro Alto where you might expect…

Everybody loves…a pumpkin pie


Before the wonderful pumpkin season is over I want to share a very easy pumpkin pie recipe with you. In Germany, pumpkin pies are not very common to my surprise. Pumpkins are everywhere though! I have seen many recipes using a ton of cream. I prefer it a little simpler with just a sip of cream….

Liquid pleasures: Home-made smoothies


What’s healthier than ice cream? Smoothies. What’s better than juice? Smoothies. What makes you happy? Smoothies. Voilà, I officially declare the smoothie our remedy for the upcoming winter months. My sister Becci believes in her breakfast smoothie. It took me a while to become a fan myself but now I think she is right. Smoothies without sugar…

Heavenly dinner starter: Paté


Ulalaa, a paté recipe is a fine delicacy. Although liver is not the most favourite food of many of us French foie gras, made of duck or goose liver, reigns the tables of gourmets. In my opinion, home-made liver beef or chicken paté is just as delicious. The inspiration for this recipe came to me on a…

Szegediner Goulash


Today I am proudly presenting you one of the best dishes in the world which I have been keeping as a draft for over a year until i found time and courage to give the good old Czech dumplings a premiere. I should tell you a little bit about my personal experience with Czech dumplings:…

Portuguese tomato jam (doce de tomate)


Tomato jam? Wouldn’t you normally use fruit to make jam? That is right and yet it is also what make this jam so fabulous. It’s my latest discovery from Portugal. I recently spent a weekend in Lisbon and Cristiana, a Portuguese friend of ours, told me to try it. I would have not imagined that ripe, caramelized…

My McDonald’s vision


You have gotten to know Fourchette&Knife in the past years as a platform for tasty recipes, delightful pictures and useful cuisine tips, yet I want to give you some food for thought today and share my McDonald’s vision with you. You could replace McDonald’s with any other fast food chain, the vision aspect would still…

Red wine chocolate muffins (Rotweinkuchen)


Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover red wine apart from pouring it down the sink? Cook with it :) Red wine sauce, coq au vin…and red wine cake, that’s what comes to my mind when I think of how to use wine in the kitchen. I am planning on starting a muffin challenge with my…

Getting to know: Caramelized, the cookbook app


Caramelized…mmmhh, that must be a desert or cake you must think, maybe crème brûlée. Not quite. Sorry to disappoint you, it’s much better: Caramelized is a smart phone and tablet app that lets you to find great cookbooks, manage your favourite recipes and even download the shopping list to your smart phone. Gone are the days of…

Getting to know: Restaurant Vienna @ Fettstrasse, Hamburg


Moin readers, this post is for the Hamburg folks among my followers. Some of the best culinary discoveries I make are typically those of small, hidden restaurants and restaurant Vienna (Fettstrasse, Hamburg) is my latest discovery. You might have been to this place before, if not, TAKE YOUR PHONE AND MAKE A RESERVATION. Vienna’s menu is creative…

Red soup (Asian inspired veggie soup)


Soups are always a good idea for a light meal. I like making soups for dinner. Also because they are perfect for throwing in any leftover veggies you find in the fridge. I can’t think of any vegetable soup combination that has not worked so far. Since I prepared the Assam Laksa dish the other…

Malaysian Assam Laksa


Malaysians like their laksa soup. We would most likely call it a  noodle soup, yet I would argue that laksa has a quite distinct taste because of the spices added to it. Little did I know that there were different types of laksa until I travelled to Borneo this winter. To me, the traditional laksa version…

Exotic lentils with baked shrimps & sausage


Holidays like Easter or Christmas are an excellent occasion to heat up the kitchen. This year I spent most of the Easter time outside but still found enough time for tasty creations in the evening. The recipe I want to share with you today is an adoption by Christian Rindfleisch, a chef from Hamburg. I…

Festive two course meal and Happy Easter


Easter is here and like me you might be wondering what to cook this weekend, especially if you are expecting guests. I would like to share a two course menu with you: Starter: Red beet carpaccio with arugula nest, goat cheese crumbles and walnut dressing Main course: Mediterranean roast with celery potato mash and honey glazed carrots….

Meeting bacon & co: Sunday brunch time


This morning I had a creative start into the day. I woke up and went straight to the kitchen to prepare a nice little Sunday brunch. I proudly present:   This brunch table reminds me of a still life painting. What you see arranged here are puff pastry wedges with red cabbage and goat cheese crumbles…