The Wiener Schnitzel - a breaded and fried veal escalope - is the Austrian national dish. Recipes for this delicacy have been found in Viennese cookery books since the 18th century. Wiener Schnitzel Recipe
Favorite BBQ Recipes
Here are some of our favorite simple grill recipes, for chicken, spare ribs, lamb and beef.
Auntie May's Risotto with Cuttlefish
Last week, Auntie May and I were in an Italian restaurant that shall remain nameless where we ate a very disappointing risotto with calamari - bland, soggy, overcooked rice, tasteless cuttlefish. We decided we could do better and began to experiment ... read on
Auntie May’s Pasta with Vongole Veraci
The first time I bought the little clams known in Italian as vongole veraci I didn’t have much idea what to do with them. I didn’t even reailize they were still alive! They came in a net, exactly like satsumas or oranges in the supermarket and I put them in the fridge to keep until dinner time. It was only when I brought them out and set them on my work counter that I noticed they were squeaking and moving slightly. read on
Calf's Liver Swiss-style and Duck Breasts, also Swiss-style
Two quick and easy bistro-style dishes
We know that quite a number of people don't like to eat internal organs but it's kind of an insult to an animal to kill it and then only eat some of it, the parts we are most familiar with. Calf's liver is healthy, a good source of protein as well as vitamins A, B12 and C, it is relatively inexpensive and if made this way deliciously tender and tasty. read on ...
Auntie May's Mostly Vegetable Tempura
So we were chatting, about food and travel, as we often do, and I asked Auntie May, didn't she feel a bit guilty about all the whizzing back and forth she does between Germany and Asia, what on earth did her carbon footprint look this? And Auntie May said ... yes a bit. And then she said she'd been reading about methane gases and how they were much worse contributors to global warming than Co2 (methane could be more than 20 times more potent). And a lot of methane comes from cows belching. Stella McCarthy pointed this out recently when she asked people to give up eating beef at least one day a week. Stella's a vegetarian, she never ever eats meat but she has a point: a couple of vegetarian meals a week could help to offset our Co2 sins.
So since she likes vegetables a lot, Auntie May has been going the McCarthy way: not 100% vegetarian, but at least a couple of meat-free days a week.
Together, we decided to figure out a vegetable version of the great fish tempura she had in a wonderful tempura bar in Kyoto. more ...