Tag Archives: comfort food

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part VII: Mexican Hotdog Recipe

Fully loaded Mexican hotdog

“Mexican hotdogs! <3” – The reply came promptly! I was bouncing ideas off the smug, little face of one of my prettiest, little (self-proclaimed) fans and favorite wine writers, Anja over at mindifiwhine.dk. The lady was not in doubt, she wanted hotdogs! And, well, now, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my many years […]

Quick Picks: Restaurang Kvarnen – Stockholm’s Best Swedish Meatballs?

Swedish meatballs at Restaurang Kvarnen

It’s a near-perfect picturesque scene: I’m strolling from the Central Station, past the Royal Palace and through the ancient streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old City) in search of one of the world’s most iconic dishes. My goal is the old working-class neighborhood of Södermalm. It is here, The Hotdog Judge promised me, I would […]

John’s Hotdog Deli: An Audience with The Hotdog King of Copenhagen

Behemoth-hotdog-Johns-hotdog-deli

The culinary scene of Copenhagen is changing nearly as fast as old condemned buildings make way for new high-rises or shopping malls. Luckily, though, in an ocean of change, there are still islands of relative stand-still. Places where time does pass, but things still seem familiar. Want a bite of the real Copenhagen? It’s easier […]

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part V: Homemade Corn Tortillas and Tacos

homemade corn tortillas

What is the single most well-known, most iconic and most recognizable Mexican food? Tacos! For better or for worse, tacos must be the answer! Few dishes have achieved as much international fame and accolade as the humble taco and few have been as bastardized and sadly misunderstood.   TACOS! In all their over-stuffed glory! Cooked […]

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part IV: Carne Asada – Grilled Beef

carne asada

Hola Amigas y Amigos! Welcome to this, our fourth instalment of our Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food series! Our subject of the day is Carne Asada – Mexican grilled beef – an iconic dish in its own accord, but certainly also the perfect filling for traditional Mexican dishes like tacos or burritos.   Behold, Carne […]