Fragrant greek lamb stew with tomatoes, lemon and olives (and a great greek salad)

I haven’t visited Greece for ages, but the flavours have never left me and I regularly cook greek influenced food. Just as in Italy, the food tends towards rustic and focuses on a few key ingredients in a dish.  This isn’t a recreation of a particular meal but is my impression of a great greek … More Fragrant greek lamb stew with tomatoes, lemon and olives (and a great greek salad)

Pork Chops made thin and amazing: Schweineschnitzel

I thought twice about including this one, as it is deceptively simple. But it received such a positive response from my wife that I changed my mind (although that may be her German side kicking in). This is one of the real classics of German cuisine, a standard on restaurant menus and real comfort food. … More Pork Chops made thin and amazing: Schweineschnitzel

Polenta con porcini

Until a trip to North Italy this summer I’ve never really understood Polenta.  How does another starchy carbohydrate fit in Italian cooking, with all the pasta, rice and bread? Italy has only been a united country for a relatively short period of time; until well into the 19th century Italy was made up of many … More Polenta con porcini