There is nothing better, than to visit a busy, tourist city during low season. Backpack with a few clothes, a book, my laptop, the feeling that now’s the right moment, a train ticket to Gare du Nord and the excitement: Finally Paris, bring me to the French capital!
We come on a Saturday, a day for the French to protest, resembling almost a military situation, you can feel the escalation of tension between the protesters and the police, as soon as you exit Gare du Nord. Now’s the best time to see the beauty of Paris, a Paris, without tourist deceptions, the real Paris! Walking aside the blockade starting from La place de la Concorde, stretching through the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées, all the way to L’arc de Triomphe, in the Eye of the storm, I witnessed the struggle of the police to resolve the conflict, just a typical Parisian Saturday…
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This blog is about cooking, culinary thoughts and at the same time, a traveling guide.
Because what is food, without a trip in search for it, meeting new people, cultures, and of course develop new recipes.
An old proverb says: “You are only human, when you’re on the road” and for chefs I would add “in never ending search for new ingredients, techniques and culinary habits”.
This time, I’m taking you to London
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The name of the pastry translates into “Emperor’s Mess”, which is simply a caramelised pancake, made from sweet batter using flour, eggs, sugar, salt and milk and is then baked in butter.
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I believe that no one is bigger than the bread, bread with butter, that is.
So, because making flavoured butter is so easy, let me share with you some tricks of mine, about making it. And since there are endless variations of infused butter, I will try to teach you the helpful basics in this article.
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Vienna is incredible. Although every person is different and have their own preferences, dreams and deeply hidden intimate desires, I don’t think, that there’s a more attractive and fairy place to be during Christmas. If until now, I couldn’t say that definitely, after my visit to Vienna and seeing its magnificence, spinned me up and swallowed me whole on its carousel of beauty.
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In the last days of the final month of the passing year, let me take you on a journey, to brighten the remaining days until Christmas, with festive spirit After we have mixed the stollen dough, we head to Vienna, a fairy place to discover culinary delights and find presents at beautiful Viennese Christmas markets.
Infected with festive spirit and in a great mood, I’m traversing the magically peaceful streets of Vienna, which enchant me with their decorations, the smiling people and the brilliant preparations for upcoming winter holidays.
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Very classic and trivial, I will show you how to prepare it with a twist!
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Literally means Viennese Cutlet – thin, breaded, pan-fried veal cutlet.
Sliced veal, butterfly cut, about 4mm thin and pounded flat, seasoned with salt and pepper and rolled in flour, whipped eggs and bread crumbs. Fried until golden brown, in a good proportion of lard fat and clarified butter at about 160-170º C.
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Tip of meat for the table
Classic Austrian recipe for boiled veal or beef in broth, served with boiled potatoes, big chunks of celeriac, carrots, minced apples and freshly grated horseradish.
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The name of this famous meat stew with vegetables literally translates into Herd of Cattle.
In this recipe, I’ve seasoned it with paprika and a lot of spices, however, there are thousands of variations for goulash, so just experiment and make your own, because you can put any ingredient or spice you like in it!
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