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  1. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    “Gyros & movie night“ instead of the usual pizza-fueled variety - no complaints (neither about food nor my movie choice “Totoro”) Nicely stacked ... And crisped w/ „veggie part“ Pita bread in the making Brushed with oil and grilled Assembly process, easy as child‘s play And a little reward for the cook !
  2. There used to be a Chinese takeaway in my hometown called “Alte Linde” (“Old linden tree”), because it occupied the half-timbered house a German restaurant of that name occupied before. We always joked that “Al Te Lin De” was probably Cantonese and gave some warning on the food quality (Which wasn’t good, even for a 16 year old from a rural German town). It did not last long, despite the name ...
  3. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Before inevitable succumbing to @Franci’s purchase suggestions, this week I acquired a pressure cooker from the source of all evil (and cheap household appliances). The Amazon Basic pressure cooker does exactly what is needs to do - no frills, no extras - but thanks to Prime day about 25% off. Never having owned a pressure cooker before, I decided to make stock first. Pho Ga specifically. It worked out nicely. Stock was full bodied and delicately flavored after one hour cooking time. The used meat made a great filler in addition to the minced pork in my Vietnamese spring rolls ... all goo
  4. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Must ... resist. Aaaaaargh ! I know it will end up in my shopping basket tonight, latest after the Saturday night liquid mood enhancer 😜
  5. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    That looks pretty good, too ... Would you mind sharing your recipe ?
  6. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Easy peasy “chinesy” ... SV duck breast with hoisin & five spice, cucumber & scallions, bag juices reduced with honey, tomato & eggs and fried string beans with black beans. Steamed bread (commercial product), to make little duck baos ...
  7. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    I know a place 😉
  8. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Aaaaargh... I need to find cheap plane tickets to Israel. That looks so good !
  9. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    There are, actually ... And I am in the quite fortunate situation that I can get pretty much whatever I want either in or around my house (which explains my healthy physique). Today I was just feeling like junk food (which does agree with my gastrointestinal system), and I am happy to return to the more refined tastes tomorrow 😉
  10. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Sometimes it just has to be ... especially after rough, completely disappointing day where you can’t drag yourself to finish prepping the sous vide duck breast with five spice that you dropped into the waterbath just some hours ago ... So - without any further apologies or remorse - a McRib. Yep. I have spoken!
  11. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Strong flour refers to the variety used for bread making, so high protein flour. The German type 550 I use qualifies as that. Using strong flour is a scone seems counterintuitive to me, as you want a crumbly texture, and not a well developed one. I‘d assume mixing would then be very short and baking follows quickly after (hence the baking powder ?) ...
  12. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Thanks, @heidih! The dough is a straightforward yeast dough: 500 g strong flour 310 g warm milk 8 g salt 10 g sugar 20 g molten butter Instant yeast
  13. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    We spend the afternoon hiking in the vineyards around my town. I prepared some Zwiebelkuchen and carried a few bottles of the local wine (Weissburgunder Kabinett) to accompany it. The kids enjoyed fresh smoked sausages ... After some extensive exercise we came home to duck legs (SV, then broiled), red & green cabbage and Knödel. A hearty red from Rioja to go with the meat ... Plenty of Schnapps followed, and I lost tra
  14. I had the fermented bean curd one twice while living in Hong Kong and need to admit that from all the ines I sampled, this one actually was the most palatable ...
  15. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Not with that attitude 😜
  16. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    @Kim Shook: that’s just my standard pizza dough, rolled out a bit thinner, brushed liberally with olive oil and cooked on the griddle pan ...
  17. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    This weekend’s project: Gyros (as correctly predicted by @Kim Shook 😉). This is the Greek variety, made from pork, not the US version, made from ground beef/lamb. That‘s next weeks project ... Pork neck, sliced thinly, and marinated with plenty of garlic, onion, spices, oil and vinegar. Nicely skewered and ready to slowly rotate to perfection ... Unfortunatey, 10 min in, the gas bottle ran out if propane 😪. Sunday - no shops open for gas bottles ... Disaster. But(t) ... the skewer just fit into my oven. Of cour
  18. Maybe in the US 😉 In Germany its a thing for quite some years now (after all, the original is a German product, which also explains the interesting name). All my neighbors have one, either the original or a copy (heck, even Aldi sells them for less that 200 bucks). There are gas and electric versions available, too ... But noone I know would ever consider using a beefer indoors.
  19. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    That was my original target - weekend is coming 😉
  20. Do you know the episode of Mr. Bean, where he orders “steak tartare” and the waiters asks him specifically “steak tartare” and he answers “yes, steak !” ? If you know exactly what you order - especially in the context of the restaurant you are in - there is no doubt about the responsibility for your food choice. If you don’t know about dish and preparation, I feel it is up to you to ask your waiter about it. If the dish comes out very different to what you know of the dish and what have been explained to you, you may start to argue about whether you have been served inadequate food. El
  21. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    No pricking - all “natural release” 😉 I deposited some butter under the chicken skin, which - together with the dry rub - enriched the potatoes additionally. Chicken turned out good, but those potatoes ...
  22. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Got a new toy ... it is amazing how much satisfaction one can derive from a slowly rotating metal stick. Family unanimously agreed that the potatoes were the best thing ever ...
  23. Duvel

    Dinner 2020

    Came home. Got dinner request for Schnitzel with Bratkartoffeln. Had not a single ingredient in my home (excoet for salt & flour) ... 🙄 A supermarket visit (and some cooking time) later family was happy !
  24. Not necessarily. Often (fatty) fish is briefly cured with salt/sugar, sometimes kombu, before served as sashimi ...
  25. Have you ever had Kohlrabi salad with apple ? Its very common here and at least for me the best way to eat Kohlrabi (which I truly disliked whem cooked) ... https://www.gutekueche.at/kohlrabisalat-mit-aepfel-rezept-15362
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