Category Archives: Recipes

New and classical dishes – explore the in-depth history and perfect recipes for some of the world’s most iconic dishes… As well as a few bonkers experiments from Johan’s test kitchen.

In a pickle: Homemade kosher pickles

home-made pickles

So, wanna learn how to pickle cucumbers? I never thought I did, but now I know and it wasn’t half as hard as I expected. Pickling was one thing I never thought I’d do. I mean, who pickles anything these days? Alright, let me rephrase that: who under the age of 50 pickles anything these […]

Restaurant review: The River Café, NYC, 1 Michelin Star

The River Café

Location is everything in New York City and on the topic of location, few can match The River Café! The café, which is really a restaurant – duh, is located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a wonderful mix of old warehouses, promenades and little green areas. It’s also located RIGHT on the waterfront and right below […]

Crash Test Kitchen: Pulled Pork BBQ Chili

Various chilies for pulled pork bbq chili con carne

There are two culinary schools in America I enjoy more than most. One being the Mexican and Tex Mex traditions of the South-western USA, the other being the barbecue tradition of the South. One day I got to thinking: What if I could have the best of both worlds? What if I could combine the […]