Busecca – Italian tripe soup – Italienische Kuttelsuppe

Deutsch In the recipe, I used the Italian version of the dish, also known as Trippa alla Milanese. The Busecca ticinese comes with a full bouquet garnie (carrots, celeriac, leek) instead of celery stalks, carrots and potatoes, which makes the whole thing more like a stew. Tripe is according to current understanding rumen, reticulum and omasum of beef as opposed […]

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In search of the Etruscan precursor of the ragu bolognese – Auf der Suche nach dem etruskischen Vorläufer des Ragu bolognese

Deutsch An ancient Etruscan text mentions a meat ragout that has certain similarities with the ragu bolognese. It consists of beef and vegetables and is cooked for hours. Of course, ingredients such as peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and corn are omitted from a pre-Columbian recipe in Europe, as they all come from the New World. In addition, back then, as was […]

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Seafood pasta, alternative recipe – Pasta mit Meeresfrüchten, alternatives Rezept

Deutsch In contrast to the older recipe, the sauce should be a real tomato sauce, really hot and with a lot of garlic. I managed to do this with the help of 1/2 Bhut jolokia and 5 large cloves of garlic. For 90% of all Europeans, the sauce would be clearly too hot. So I cooked an alternative tomato sauce […]

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Fritto misto di pesce – Fried seafood – Frittierte Meeresfrüchte

Deutsch Fritto misto is found not only in Italy but around the whole Mediterranean sea with various modifications. Of course, in Turkey, the near-East and North Africa no beer is used in the batter but I think with sparkling water you will achieve a similar effect. One theory says that the Portuguese took the recipe to Japan, where it, adapted […]

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Stuffed squid tubes – Gefüllte Tintenfischtuben

Deutsch Stuffed squids belong on the menu around the Mediterranean. Usually minced meat is seasoned very heavily with garlic and herbs. On the European side there are oregano, thyme and/or rosemary, on the southern side cumin is a must. In addition to the minced meat stuffing, I have developed two other stuffings, one with chopped prawns and the other based […]

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