Vegetable soup „Across the garden“ – Quer durch den Garten

Deutsch ‚Quer durch den Garten‘ (Across the garden) is a vegetable stew that I know from my two roots, the Palatinate and Hesse. By the geographical proximity to France it is called in the Palatinate also ‚Franzosensuppe‘ French soup. Stews are typically winter dishes but here the seasonal vegetables are garden fresh processed. In the spring are other vegetables processed […]

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Stuffed peppers – Gefüllte Paprika

Deutsch To stuff vegetables, might have been invented independently anywhere in the world. The present form comes from the Middle East, probably invented from settled Arabs. The Turks made use of this technique with enthusiasm and also in Egypt are Mashi (stuffed grape leaves, stuffed peppers and tomatoes) a very popular food. The Turks on their march through the Balkan […]

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Noodle salad – Nudelsalat

Deutsch As an alternative to the always present potato salad in the early 1970s came the noodle salad with at least so many variants as the potato salad. With vegetables (peas, carrots, pepper bells etc.), sausage, ham and with several dressings from simple oil, salt and pepper over a vinaigrette to dressings on mayonnaise base. On grill parties, where every […]

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Tabbouleh – Syrian Bulgur Salad – syrischer Bulgursalat

Deutsch I originally classified the dish in North Africa because the salad is also made with couscous. Hence this combination with the Merguez, which definitely comes from the Maghreb. No matter, the combination tastes good to us, so we don’t care where the components come from. In reality, the tabbouleh belongs to Syria and Lebanon and is a wonderful refreshment, […]

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Northern German kale – Norddeutscher Grünkohl

Deutsch Kale is considered here in Germany as a German specialty. In fact, it is more widespread than is generally believed here. It is the closest relative of the cultivated wild cabbage and is known since the 3rd century BC in Greece. Many European nations introduced it already at early days of colonization in America. 2014 there was a real […]

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Pancakes with mushroom stuffing – Pfannkuchen mit Pilzfüllung

Deutsch Pancakes with a hearty stuffing are a standard dish on menus in several German restaurants. A sauce with mushrooms, usually bacon, onions and a bright roux is prepared. This is then filled into pancakes, in this case still with lettuce and rolled up. 2 servings Ingredients: 300 g mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 1 small onion 70 g ham cubes […]

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Beef Chow Fun – Beef Broccoli stir fry – Rindfleisch Broccoli Bratnudeln

Deutsch The inspiration for this recipe came from Omnivore’s Cookbook. but it would not be my recipe if I had taken it 1:1. Already while I was reading the article, the idea immediately arose that the ideal meat is actually flank steak. Upon further reading, this was also the favorite meat piece of the lady. I spared the blanching of […]

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Scrambled eggs with bacon and potato salad – Speckei mit Kartoffelsalat

Deutsch A hearty but refined dish. There is no claim that a scrambled egg is actually a simple thing. The change between raw and dry egg is sometimes a matter of seconds and just make the point in between, is the great art. The dish is found in almost all of Hesse and adjacent areas (partially former Hessian or Nassau […]

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Sauerkraut plate – Sauerkrautplatte

Deutsch Sauerkraut plates are well known in many variants in Germany and Alsace. The sauerkraut is cooked with lard, sometimes with white wine and/or garlic and often with bacon. And yes, Alsace is now a part of France, this is true, but in earlier times this was a part of the German Empire until the time of the ThirtyYears‘ War from […]

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‚Möhrendurcheinander‘ Westphalian carrot stew – Westfälischer Karottenstampf

Deutsch „Möhrendurcheinander“ is a typical German-Westphalian stew. Basis is always a good broth, carrots, meat and potatoes. The meat is in the simplest case a little bacon, but can also be pork, fresh or cured. The recipe of my wife (who is from the Ruhr area) is even with blood pudding „Blutwurst“ instead of meat. 4 servings Ingredients: 500 g […]

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