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Italian orange rice cake

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

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

Wok Zucchini with Grapefruit Ginger Sauce

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

Do you like the combination of fruits and vegetables? Presenting this color gorgeousness on one plate definitely means a lot of fun for me. It is like playing a game with exciting colors and flavors.

Yellow zucchini, pink grapefruit, golden oranges … with a fruity and slightly spicy grapefruit-ginger sauce. If this does not give you a kick for a good mood, …  😉 Continue reading