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April 17th, 2018 | main dishes

Finally asparagus again!

It’s about time. Two weeks later than usual, the asparagus harvest finally starts in Northern Germany. Basically I do not buy asparagus and strawberries out of season, and then only from the region. Due to the cold winter and the moist, no, wet autumn, our anticipation of the first asparagus meal of the year could thus increase by another 14 days. Here we go!

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April 15th, 2018 | main dishes

Wild garlic & fish – that fits

The best thing when buying fish is always to be guided by the display at the fishmonger or on the fish market. We are happy to follow the special recommendations of our fishmonger, and then we are sure to have the best and freshest fish in the pan. But what do you do with the newly purchased fish? At this time of year, a wild garlic and white wine sauce is just the thing!

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April 13th, 2018 | on the road

Shore leave Cadiz: Sea urchin in the lighthouse

The restaurant El Faro (lighthouse) in the southern Spanish city of Cádiz again was such a pilot’s recommendation. As a local expert pilots do not only know the waters of their hometown, but also the culinary world. The recommendation for El Faro came from a true gourmet.

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April 11th, 2018 | main dishes

What does Ratatouille have in common with Frankfurt Green Sauce?

Granted, at first glance (or better: bite) not much. But surely there are infinitely many, different opinions about the “what” and “how” for both dishes. What exactly are the ingredients and how exactly is it prepared. One thing seems indisputable: tomatoes, aubergines, zucchini and peppers are a must, everything else can.

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April 9th, 2018 | main dishes

Fancy small Greece vacation?

Who would not like to exchange the unstable German April weather for a few days in Greece… My tip, for those who cannot start such a trip at the moment: conjure up some sun on your table with a sea bass on okra pods. Now it’s going to be Greek!

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April 6th, 2018 | main dishes

Vitamin Power

After the gourmet days for Easter, now it is going on lighter again. Outside, the first tender green shows up – and it must also be light and green on the plate. Pea green.

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April 3rd, 2018 | on the road

At the kitchen table with Dirk Seiger

The captain had his birthday and invited his loved ones to a very special place: The kitchen of the star chef Dirk Seiger in the gourmet restaurant “Buddenbrooks” in Travemünde on the Baltic Sea. And it’s true, the most beautiful parties always take place in the kitchen!

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April 1st, 2018 | main dishes

Spaghetti with seafood a la Carmen

Spaghetti frutti di mare, Espagueti con Mariscos, Spaghetti mit Meeresfrüchten, Spaghetti aux Fruits de Mer – fine sounding names for a wonderful dish. We liked it especially in the restaurant “Enriclai” in St. Cruz de La Palma, and we asked Doña Carmen for the recipe.

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March 29th, 2018 | on the road

Shore leave St. Cruz de La Palma/Canary Islands

The Italian ship’s doctor, known for his passion for good food, invited us to this restaurant. He has been visiting it for years on every port stay in Santa Cruz. Now we know why. A tiny house with an even tinier kitchen, six tables, great taste and even greater hospitality. Happy, who gets a table at Doña Carmen, at the ENRICLAI in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

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March 27th, 2018 | starter

Lightning fast & noble

Avocado, shrimp, wild garlic – are in record-breaking time on the table and taste heavenly good. A super fast appetizer that leaves plenty of time to enjoy the spring outdoors in the fresh air. Here you can score points for Easter!

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