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Monkfish with Piperade & Bayonne ham

I´ve never been to the Basque country, that remote piece of land in the Southwest corner of France, but there´s no doubt I´d like it there. A region where so many delicious things come from – from acorn fed black pigs, cured meats, incredible sheep´s cheeses to piment d´Espelette – , where they create such outstanding produce from what nature has to […]

Baumkuchen

With all the bûches de Noël I saw, made and ate last month, I almost forgot we Germans have a `log` cake as well: Baumkuchen, originally baked  on a turning spit, owes its name to multiple layers of dough mimicking the year rings of a tree (Baum). Unlike the bûches, Baumkuchen is not exclusively related to Christmas, but was first baked in […]

Elisenlebkuchen

This year, I `m already under a Christmas spell. As soon as the first of December was in sight, the kids started crafting their wish lists, begged us to buy a Christmas tree and to open the boxes filled with ornaments and decorations. Now every day for them begins with a dash of excitement as they pick a daily dose of sweets and […]