Flammkuchen 2-ways: Sweet and Savory

Does Flammkuchen exist in North America? Somehow, I highly doubt it. I don’t remember ever seeing this on a menu, or in a recipe book there. It was only after moving to Berlin 5 years ago that I discovered this pizza-like pie dish. Flammkuchen (or Tarte Flambée in French) originates from the region of France that borders Germany, Alsace. … Continue reading

Steak Sandwich with an Asian twist

Although we mostly cook vegetarian at home, I love eating some good old grilled beef steak once in a while. And if we are lucky enough to have left-overs, these can be used to make a truly gourmet steak sandwich the next day. In this post, we prepare the steak with caramelized onions, roasted red … Continue reading

Zucchini Falafel Cakes with Vermouth Rice

Although summer has come to an end here in Berlin, the plants in our local community garden – Stadtgarten – keep producing almost more zucchinis than us gardeners can eat. They taste great as a simple addition to a pasta sauce, but as you may remember from a previous post, we are big fans of vegetable patties. … Continue reading

Huevo en Torta

Back in June, I was on vacation in southern Arizona. Apart from the amazing landscape, I really enjoyed the local food which is often strongly inspired by nearby Mexico.  Although I was just passing briefly through Phoenix, I had one of the best dishes of my trip there, Heuvo en Torta (egg torta), at a … Continue reading

Homemade pizza ain’t nothing

What could we possibly say about pizza that hasn’t been said. It is every 8 year olds favorite food and it is definitely a classic. Berlin pizza hits the usual range for a big city, from the cheap and soggy to the crispy thin crust. But since we got this recipe for pizza dough, we … Continue reading

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