Recipe – German Potato & Chervil Soup (Kerbelsuppe)

German Potato & Chervil Soup is traditionally eaten on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday which celebrates the Last Supper; in German this day is also known as Gründonnerstag (‘green Thursday’). Some traditional recipes thicken it with an egg yolk and serve it with chopped hard-boiled egg stirred through; I like to add a […]

Recipe – Potato Salad

Potato salad is my go-to dish for picnics, barbecues and any family gathering, it’s delicious with virtually everything, including veal schnitzel. For me, hard boiled eggs are a must; the yolks break up a little and add their creaminess to the dressing. Pancetta is optional, I like its saltiness, but you can make an excellent […]

Recipe – Walnut and Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Walnut & Cinnamon Coffee Cake I’m not much of a baker, but this moist coffee cake, with a scrumptious crunchy topping, is foolproof and so delicious that it’s become my go-to when I need a homemade sweet treat to take to a friend’s house. The coffee in the recipe title isn’t an ingredient, it means […]

Recipe – Tarte Flambée (Flammekueche)

This traditional flatbread from Alsace is very similar to pizza. My Alsatian friend Isabelle, who serves it whenever friends gather at her house for drinks, doesn’t use a written recipe – but this one was inspired by watching her make it. It’s best to get everything prepared ahead of time, in fact the dough’s easier […]

Recipe – Veal Schnitzel

This is really all about the potato salad for me, it’s delicious with virtually everything. Veal schnitzel is such an easy classic, it’s an ideal accompaniment, and the Method works just as well with pork, chicken or turkey. You could use packet breadcrumbs at a pinch, but it’s much nicer with fresh crumbs made by […]