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December 8th, 2017 | recipes

The Christmas Stollen Project

Christmas Stollen never played a role in my childhood. We rather preferred Hamburg brown cookies or spekulatius for our Christmas baking. Anyway, without Christmas Stollen Christmas in some places of Germany is not even imaginable…That’s the reason, why I found it always exciting. A heavy yeast dough with candied fruit, raisins and a dash of good rum. The Stollen must traverse several weeks (minimum two weeks) before you eat it – if you do manage to defend it against the family. Attention: This weekend is your last chance to bake a Stollen, which can be served “well matured” at Christmas on your coffee table. Otherwise, you must wait another year…

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December 6th, 2017 | main dishes

Thai Chicken with Coriander and Thai Basil

This dish is prepared in no time, but you need a meat grinder to freshly mince the chicken breast fillet. My good old Kitchen Aid always serves me well. The Thai Chicken dish is a delicious, light meal seasoned in a well-balanced way.

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November 2nd, 2017 | main dishes

Kale with air-dried ham and warm potato waffles

When I was a child I did not like kale. I qualified this statement when I travelled to Shanghai and tasted sea cucumbers. Today I eat kale, but I still don’t like our traditional German way to prepare kale. Too fat, too ugly, too heavy. And then this sausage called „Pinkel“?!? Last autumn I gave kale a second chance. I must admit it’s a very tasty vegetable. It’s only a matter of how to prepare it. Try this.

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November 2nd, 2017 | main dishes

Onion-Bread Soup

The winner recipe: My onion-bread soup was the entrance ticket for this year’s Frankfurt book fair. The topic was how to use stale bread instead of throwing it away. This is my recipe for Frankfurt!

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