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.

Unusual Proteins: The Blue Ostrich Burger

blue ostrich burger

Ostrich Burgers? With blue cheese? What in the blue hell? No, don’t worry, I’ve not completely lost it… Yet! I’ve just found a new unusual protein to play with. Now, I’m not suggesting we all rush out and buy ostrich and cook it at home. This post is meant mainly as a culinary experiment and […]

Perfect Brunch Dish: Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

smoked salmon eggs benedict

Here’s a question for you: What’ the most iconic brunch item of all time? How about Eggs Benedict? A dish that combines all great brunch elements – toasted white bread, butter, smoked meats and eggs – into a visually appealing and seemingly complicated work of culinary art that would knock the socks of most diners but […]

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 […]