Many cultures have made these loaves for festive
events. The history behind "why" the braiding is worth the read. recipe and history
April 17, 2014
This sandwich has always intrigued me, it is popular almost anywhere in the states, but have you heard of any other sandwich that has sauerkraut on it? There is the odd customized burger or grilled san I am sure but nothing mainstream that I can see.
Precise Germanic Fusion is this dish! The crispy thin Schnitzel,
with a Cordon Bleu topping and the fresh grilled pineapple ring gives a nice sweet contrast.
April 11, 2014
Bleu Caprese Salad
Is it worth it to buy that 2.50 heirloom tomato? Here I cut it up and put some Maytag Bleu Cheese with it, put on a bed of greens, basil leaves and reduced balsamic. It isn't cheap but can be as satisfying or more than another splurge like a steak.
Caprese salad was invented by a restauranteur in the 50s on the Island of Capri off the coast of Naples, Italy. The recipe is simple use tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves. A little balsamic makes the perfect dressing.
This salad is really open to creative presentation, and your playful twists.
In this case I used Bleu cheese instead of mozzarella
When German immigrants settled near French speaking Montreal, Canada, they modified the popular locals French Onion soup to make it hearty enough for a hard working farmer. They added rich meat from the leg, short ribs, also other solid beef cuts. The bread and cheese topping was left off. Read More
This is a bone-in smoked pork chop in German cuisine. Kassler was believed to be the man that developed an interesting way to cure the meat.
Rippchen is a German word equivalent to ribs.
A Buffalo, NY favorite.
What is a Weck???
This is a type of Southwestern German roll that is topped with some caraway seeds.
Then put some nice rare roast beef on the bun, dip the top in Au Jus and crown the sandwich, and serve with horseradish cream.
I asked my German chef friend Roy Denman who is from Rottenburg if he knew any
good recipes for a German baked bean using Bohnenkraut that was similar to an
American baked bean that is a common side to any BBQ.
He shared with me this recipe that uses sauerkraut and applesauce or apples.
Small Batch Sauerkraut
One head of cabbage on your kitchen counter, takes just a few days.
With home fermented vegetables becoming so popular
because of the pro biotics as well as incredible flavor, it is important to
get a few guidlines down. Because hey, you are managing a fermenting process.