Apfelstrudel with Raspberry Coulis

It is difficulty to find anyone who doesn’t appreciate a baked apple dessert. This is an Austrian apfelstrudel with a raspberry coulis for a twist. Strudel can be traced back to the 17th century, gaining popularity during the Habsburg Empire. Even though an apple strudel (apfelstrudel) is most widely known, there are various types including…

Linzer Torte

My wife is Austrian, so obviously I had to attempt to make a Linzer torte. This is an Austrian torte, originating from the city of Linz. It is a crumbly pastry with jam and nuts, usually hazelnuts but I used almonds. The jam can be redcurrant, raspberry or apricot. The cake is usually covered by…

Tortilla Española

The tortilla espanola is a Spanish omelette perfect for a Sunday brunch. The tortilla consists of onions, potatoes and eggs. It is often found as part of tapas in Spain. Buen provecho! Ingredients 2 cups of vegetable, avocado or grapeseed oil 3 shallots, minced Kosher salt to taste 2 medium potatoes peeled, cut into quarter…

Linguine Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olios e peperoncino is a traditional rustic recipe from Naples. This simple and flavorful recipe is easy to prepare and perfect for a weeknight dinner. I used fresh linguine instead of traditional spaghetti. Buon appetito.   Ingredients 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 packet of fresh or dry linguine 5 garlic cloves,…

Chandra Aunty’s Sautéed Gobi

Chandra Aunty makes a sautéed gobi (cauliflower) dish which is the star of any dinner at home. The gobi is soft, rich and tender but has a perfect crusting of spices. I convinced her to share her recipe with us. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cauliflower Head – break apart with your hands into bite size pieces….

Capellini with Roasted Tomatoes

The origins of capellini trace back to areas surrounding Naples. It’s thin rod shaped pasta has a round section and its thickness can vary between 0,85 mm and 0,92 mm. It pairs  perfectly with a light broth made of olive oil and herbs. Adding roasted tomatoes adds to the fresh flavor. Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra-virgin…

Flounder with Poblano & Corn Salsa

This is a great dish for a light meal on the weekend.  It’s fresh, appetizing and easy to make. Also the salsa brightens the milder flounder. Ingredients: 3-4 fillets of fresh flounder Extra virgin olive oil 1 to 2 cups of corn One poblano pepper, cut into thin stripes One small onion, diced Fresh Cilantro…