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Mortadella rolls - Cicchetti in Venice December 2nd, 2022 | starter

Mortadella rolls – cicchetti like at Al Bottegon in Venice

At the Al Bottegon, I am overwhelmed by the multitude of different cicchetti on display. The mortadella rolls according to Al Bottegon’s recipe are also available from time to time at our home in northern Germany.

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Venetian cicchetti with figs, robiola and pistachios November 27th, 2022 | Vorspeisen

Venetian cicchetti with figs, robiola and pistachios

This recipe for fine fig cicchetti is super easy, really quick to make and a real eye-catcher on your cicchetti buffet. The Italian soft cheese Robiola flatters the figs and is topped with a nutty crunch of pistachios.

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Cicchetti & Spritz in Venice November 19th, 2022 | Landgänge

Cicchetti & Spritz – this is Venice!

Venice offers cicchetti in an incredible range – from the very simple “cut” to the noble cicchetto, which almost means the effort of a small dish. But it’s not always just the cicchetti that create the experience, sometimes it’s certain originals behind the counter. For example Sam at Arcicchetti Bákaro near Piazzale Roma.

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Portulak-Mango-Salat mit Schichtkäse-Bällchen June 2nd, 2022 | main dishes

Layered cheese from the Jithof cheese dairy

What exactly is layered cheese and what can you do with it? A little product information and a recipe for a purslane and mango salad with layered cheese balls. Here we go:

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Corn on the cob September 4th, 2021 | main dishes

Sun yellow: corn salad with chilli

How do you prepare fresh corn on the cob? Have you always asked yourself that? Then you will find one of many options here: With a Mexican touch, the corn salad with chilli made from corn cut fresh from the cob impresses with aromas of coriander, lime, chilli and creamy cheese. The sweet corn and the spiciness of the chilli complement each other perfectly. Sun yellow enjoyment!

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Cicchetti: Crostini with tuna June 27th, 2019 | starter

Ombre & Cicchetti – Venetian lifestyle

In the past, winemakers in Venice sold their wine on St. Mark’s Square, rolling their wine barrels in the shadow of the Campanile. Hence the name “Ombra”, because Ombra means shadow. From eleven o’clock in the morning almost every Venetian drinks his first glass, his ombra. What is by no means lacking are the famous Venetian Cicchetti. These are the most sophisticated little appetizers you can think of.

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Salat mit Granatapfel-Dressing May 20th, 2019 | main dishes

Salad with pomegranate dressing

Pomegranates are power fruits, they spice up every salad. In this recipe, you use pomegranate syrup instead of the fresh seeds, so you avoid the annoying pitting of the pomegranate. This exotic oriental salad – together with flatbread and hummus – is a great summer entree.

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Hummus mit Joghurt May 18th, 2019 | side dishes

Hummus with yogurt – homemade!

Hummus is one of the tastiest and healthiest dips I can imagine. Perfect on the BBQ buffet, but also great for your veggie day with a colorful salad and flatbread. How to make the delicious oriental cream of chickpeas and sesame, I tell you in my today’s post.

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Chicken breast stuffed with dates and pistachios on a yoghurt-orange-sauce May 5th, 2019 | main dishes

Chicken breast stuffed with dates and pistachios

A touch of oriental cuisine in our kitchen. Turmeric, coriander, ginger, garlic, pistachios and dates are ready to give off their scent and the flavors of a thousand and one nights to tender chicken. A fine yoghurt-orange-sauce and a glass of Riesling – what more could you ask for?

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BBQ in May: Roast venison on hay May 1st, 2019 | main dishes

BBQ in May: Roast venison on hay

Venison in a different style: Not winterly with dark sauce and dumplings, but springlike barbecued. Spicy meadow hay and lime season the meat with a distinctive and fresh aroma. That’s how spring tastes!

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