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Archive for February, 2006

A Quick Fix – Asian Udon Noodles

Instead of celebrating Mardi Gras in a skimpy costume to the beat of steel drums in Trinidad, I’m stuck in freezing cold New York stuffing two gigantic suitcases, preparing to take off for Finland. On days like this when food is just an afterthought, I often stop by the wonderful Japanese-Korean convenience store in my […]

I’m sure many of you fellow foodies get occassional nagging cravings that can’t be cured by any other means than a proper cooking session with the right ingredients. In my case the problem often is that I don’t exactly know what I want. A few days ago I was once again unsatisfied with my planned […]

Sicily on Hudson

Institutional food can scar you for life. At my previous job in Helsinki, the hospital chefs disguised cheap sources of animal protein as culinary innovations, coming up with dubious creations such as Rainbow Trout Topped With Grilled Edam Cheese or Salmon Sprinkled With Pizza Herbs. Suffice it to say, I have been turned off novel […]

Eskimo Pie

When visiting New York before Christmas, my cousin Thomas brought us authentic Nürnberger Lebkuchen. Lots and lots of them, in fact ;) Today, I realized that although the holidays are long gone, the last three of those German Christmas cookies were still lingering in the cupboard. I am by no means a sports fan, but […]

Leeks Braised in Three Cheese Cream And Tarragon

OK, I know ya’ll are fed up with fish already… But no worries, the salmon is there only because I had to use it while the fillet was still fresh :) The real super star here is the leek! Yummylicious! The credits of this recipe go to Molly at Orangette, albeit she has adopted her […]


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