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.

Coq Au Vin: History, Tips and Ultimate Recipe

Coq Au Vin

Ah, Coq Au Vin… Chicken in wine… A classic French dish made of chicken, bacon/pork, aromatic vegetables and mushrooms cooked in red wine and served either on top of mashed potatoes or egg noodles. It hardly gets more French and more classic than this. Coq Au Vin, in all it’s brown, messy glory! My version […]

Unusual Proteins: Deep-Fried Asian-style Frog Legs

deep-fried frog leg

Take a look at the plate in the picture. Looks pretty harmless, right? Looks like something you would eat, right? Delicious, even? Could be a chicken wing. If chicken wings were really weirdly jointed. Well, that there ain’t no chicken wing, it’s a honey, garlic and chili marinated frog leg, battered in panko breadcrumbs and […]

Kung Pao Chicken – Homemade Gourmet Takeaway

Kung Pao Chicken

I’m not happy to admit it, but now and then I get an urge for takeout… Chinese takeout in particular. However, I live in a city with ghastly takeout offerings. So what’s a food blogger to do? Make his own damn Chinese takeout classics, of course! Kung Pao Chicken! The best Chinese stir fry of all […]

The Original Burger: Louis’ Lunch Burger Copycat Recipe

Louis Lunch Burger

UPDATED 22 FEBRUARY: A few minor historical inaccuracies made it into the original post. Thanks to the Louis’ Lunch staff for reaching out via the Facebook page and setting the record straight. Louis’ Lunch. If you’re a proper burger aficionado, the name alone will already have brought a smile to your face. If not, believe me […]

Stop Wasting Food: Cheap Heavenly Braised Pork Cheeks Recipe

Braised Pork Cheeks

It’s time I spoke up about something dear to my heart… And it’s not only braised pork cheeks as the title of this post seems to suggest. It’s about the other half of the title as well: the blatant waste of perfectly good food that has become so predominant in our society. For a long […]