Pralines

It’s believed the praline was created by Chef Clement Lassagne in the early 17th century, which was employed by master Maréchal du Plessis-Praslin. The candy got it´s name from Lassange´s master where the word praline is derived from the name Praslin. Chef Lassagne’s original praline combined almonds, not pecans, and a caramelized coating.  French settlers brought the recipe…

Chocolate éclair

Chocolate éclair Éclair is an oblong pastry with whipped cream or custard filling. Not much is known about the origin of it, but it is known to have originated in France. The first known recipe for éclairs appears in the Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Mrs D.A Lincoln, published in 1884. Many food historians…

Appel Strudel

Appel Strudel Appel Strudel or Apfelstrudel is a typical and beloved Austrian dessert. Appel Strudel is believed to have originated during the Austro-Hungarian Empire that ruled around 1867-1918. Though it originates from Austria and aswell is their national dish this pastry is enjoyed by many countries across Europe. Traditionally it has a filling of grated…

Fudge

History of Fudge The most convinsing claim of fudge origins lies in a letter from 1886 written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in New York. Before that time the origin of fudge is unclear. In this letter Emelyn wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin had been trying to make carmel but the…

Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry

History of Tofu Tofu, also known as bean curd, is originated in China and was first used over 2000 years ago. It is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft, firm or extra firm white blocks. Tofu is low in calories but has large amounts of protein. Therefore it…

How to bake the perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

The history of peanut butter cookies starts around 1903 when Dr. George Washington Carver developed more than 300 uses for peanuts. Around 1916 he made three recipes for peanut cookies with chopped peanuts as an ingredient. It was not until the early 1920´s that peanut butter was listed as an ingredient in the cookies. Since peanut butter cookies have…

Blanquette de Veau, France at your fingertips

Blanquette de Veau (also called White Veal Stew) is a typical French dish. It’s the kind of dish you prepare for Sunday lunch, when the whole family is reunited, creating new memories. Blanquette de Veau is quite easy to prepare, but it does need a few hours to simmer to be perfect. Ingredients 3 pounds…

Celebrate Applesauce Cake Day with this tasty recipe

The Applesauce Cake is a typical American cake cooked to celebrate the “Applesauce Cake Day”, on June, 6th. It’s a celebration of this delicious moist cake and all of the amazing flavors it combines. The best way to celebrate Applesauce Cake Day is to make your very own cake! Here’s the recipe, it’s fast and…

Try this tasty recipe for homemade Sushi

Sushi is the Japanese preparation and serving of cooked vinegared rice combined with various ingredients such as vegetables, seafood, meat, and even occasionally tropical fruits. It is often served with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce, and you know what the best thing is? It tastes amazing and it’s easy to prepare! Ingredients 5 nori…

Craving Chinese food? Try this recipe for Jiaozi

Commonly eaten in China and other parts of East Asia, Jiaozi are a kind of Chinese dumpling. They are often eaten during the Chinese New Year and year-round in the northern provinces. They are also popular in Western countries. There are 3 types of Jiaozi, depending on how you decide to cook them: boiled dumplings,…

Prepare an exquisite Andalusian Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a refreshing summer soup, more known as the Cold Spanish Tomato soup, a delicious first course easy to make. Gazpacho comes directly from Andalucia (an autonomous community in Spain) and has different influences from Greece and Rome, but also from the Moor’s and Arab culture. It’s the perfect dish for summer’s hot days….

Check out this easy recipe for Croquettes

Crispy yet creamy, croquettes are popular worldwide, both as a fast food and as a delicacy. They are easy to make and you can create your own filling with mushrooms, vegetables, cheese, fish, ground meat… Here’s our favorite recipe! Ingredients  4 cups (1,3kg) mashed potatoes 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 egg yolks, beaten 1 egg,…

Pasta with Tuna, a dish that never fails to impress

Whether you’re cooking for a family supper or entertaining with friends, this tasty pasta recipe will never fail to impress. Here’s our favorite recipe for pasta with tuna! Ingredients 400g can chopped tomatoes with herbs 500g pasta bows 100g can tuna, drained 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2…

Currywurst, a dish for sausage lovers

Germans are well known for certain things – good cars, good beers and delicious sausages. Currywurst is a famous street fast food which could be little bit too spicy for some people. Anyways it’s quick, simple and everybody loves it! Ingredients 500g (3-4) bratwursts 2 cans of tomato sauce Curry powder to taste (usually around…

Discover Bigos, a dish straight from Poland

Bigos, also known as “Hunter’s Stew” is a national Polish dish. There is no strict recipe, and there are thousands of variations of the preparation of this dish, for sure, but what is certain, is that all Bigos recipes contain sauerkraut and some form of meat – sausage, beef, pork, bacon, venison or veal. Here’s…

Macarons, a sweet delight from France

Meet Macarons, a sweet meringue-based confection from France. They are like cloud cookie sandwiches, they taste incredibly good and they’re really easy to make. In France, the almond variety is called macaroon; it is typically small, light like meringue, with added coloring, sometimes flavoring, and often comprise two halves stuck together by a filling of e.g….

Zapiekanka, street food from Poland

Zapiekanka is traditional Polish street food. It’s toasted baguette with mushrooms and cheese. A long baguette is traditionally used, but at home you can use a small one. What makes Zapiekanka so authentic and so tasty is a thick drizzle of Polish ketchup on the top. Ingredients 1 loaf French bread (for 4 pieces) or…

Too lazy to cook? Treat yourself with Souvlaki, a delicious Greek kebab

Souvlaki is a popular and delicious Greek kebab. It tastes and smells amazing, and it’s always a good option if you’re hungry after a party or feeling too lazy to cook. Ingredients 6-8 Greek pita bread 800g pork tenderloin cut into 3,5cm cubes 1/4 cup (56ml) extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves 1/2 tablespoons…

Craving something sweet? Try Sweet Potato Rice Pudding

This delicious creamy rice pudding recipe is a quick and easy to make: it’s the perfect recipe for the whole family to enjoy! Rice Pudding is a dish made from rice mixed with water or milk and other ingredients like cinnamon and raisins. Different variants are used for either dinners or desserts. When used as…

Panna Cotta, a taste of Italy

Panna Cotta (literally cooked cream in Italian), is an Italian dessert. It’s a creamy white tower-shape dessert drizzled with caramel sauce. It’s one of the most delicious dessert, and we can’t wait for you to try it! History Panna Cotta is often cited as a traditional dessert of the northern Italian region of Piedmont, but…