While I’m often happy to spend hours in the kitchen carefully crafting a meal (it is my job, after all), I really love a quick recipe. Whenever I am in a hurry to get food on the table, I always…
Spanish Style Chicken Stew is a wonderfully warming Spanish or North African inspired dish, loaded with chicken, spicy sausage, nutty chickpeas and sweet peppers.
Sweet yeast dough, vanilla custard cream and a crunchy honey almond topping - it can only be a Classic German Bienenstich or Bee Sting Cake. This most beloved of German cakes is perfect for afternoon tea.
Often known in the English speaking world as ‘biscotti’, Cantucci are a deliciously crunchy Italian treat. My recipe for Almond and Apricot Cantucci is so easy and perfect for the festive season.
Pork tenderloin is rubbed with aromatic spices, quickly seared on the stovetop and then finished off in the oven. Topped off with a speedy, herby salsa verde, this recipe comes together so quickly you’ll hardly have time to set the table!
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Germany without the wonderful tradition of ‘Plätzchen’ - tins of mixed, homemade biscuits, all different and made with exceptional care. Possibly the most beloved of all are Vanillekipferl, crumbly, buttery crescents or moons.
If you’ve ever travelled to Hungary you are sure to have eaten plenty of this famous dish. Similar to goulash, Hungarian Pork Stew or Pörkölt is thick and hearty with a rich tomatoey sauce, perfect as a winter warmer.
Delicate, crumbly pastry filled with aromatic spiced fruit, Christmas Fruit Mince Pies are one of the most delicious treats of the season. One is never enough!
Tender, moist turkey breast filled with traditional stuffing and roasted to perfection. This delicious roast is ready in under two hours, making it perfect for smaller celebrations.
Christmas baking in Germany is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I grew up in the land of Christmas puddings and pavlova, quite frankly, store bought more often than not, delicious, but nothing on the level of care and dedication Germans…