The Italian cuisine has a surprising number of similarities with the Chinese cuisine. The similarity of tortellini and wanton, ravioli and dumplings as well as risotto rice and Chinese round grain rice can not to be overlooked. You could argue about whether pasta was actually brought by Marco Polo from China to Italy (about this point, even the Italians do not have a common opinion) or whether risotto rice arrived in Italy via the Silk Road from China.
For me it does not really matter who owns the “copyright”, since I am quite well aware of how early in the human history the globalization has already taken place. Instead, the similarity between these two great cuisines is much more interesting for me. Continue reading →
Are you still looking for a sweet recipe for the Easter holidays? Now I have a gluten-free yet tasty recipe for you. 🙂
Carrot cakes or muffins are quite well known to everyone. But have you ever tried the ones made of rice flour? With a super delicious chai latte frosting on top?
The first time for me to get in touch with the Indian Marsala Chai was during my trip to India a few years back. At each crossing, on the adventurous country roads, on the crowded markets … everywhere in every city I could not miss the hawking: “Chai… Chai… Chai …”, shouted in a melodious and pleasant rhythm. The Chai boys were carrying a large pot and some aluminum cups with them, slowly walking barefoot through the crowd. Once someone gave a signal that he wanted to have a cup of Chai, the Chai boy poured the spicy tea zippily and elegantly into a cup and handed it to the thirsty customer.
A few days ago it was my hubby’s birthday. This cake was for him. My husband loves Bohemian apple cake. At first, I wanted to bake a traditional one. Then I saw this cider in our cellar, which we brought from French Alsace a week ago. Apple cake and cider, that would be a great couple! My husband loves cider anyway. In addition I decided to go for a crispier dough than the one of the Bohemian apple cake. Continue reading →
The Christmas time is my favorite time of the whole year in Germany. I just love this cosy atmosphere: The tempting smells of the caramelized almonds on those crowded christmas markets, people holding a cup of Gluehwein (hot spiced wine) in their hands and talking and laughing in good mood, the huge variety of christmas pastries in every bakery and café… Continue reading →
I made this tart for my father-in-law’s birthday. My “German papa” adores the mint chocolate of After Eight. It gave me such great joy, the word “yummy” printed with a large exclamation mark on his face after his first bite into this mousse au chocolate-mint-tart. 🙂 Continue reading →