Monthly archive September, 2010
Heinrich Kühn – (Biersuppe) Beer Soup

Heinrich Kühn – (Biersuppe) Beer Soup

In the last few weeks of September and the first few of October, the city of Munich holds a festival called Oktoberfest. The calendar is adjusted each year so that the festival will end on the first Sunday of October and this year is the 200th jubilee of the event. Revellers gather and enjoy hearty...
John Francis - Honey-Wine Apple Galette

John Francis – Honey-Wine Apple Galette

The mix of ordered fruit and a rustic, haphazard crust encapsulates the French term, galette. Typically, the crust is made with plenty of butter so when it is baked, it becomes flaky and extra crusty. In France, a galette can be made either sweet or savoury with ham, eggs and cheese, otherwise known as a...
Diego Rivera - Stacked Tortilla Torta

Diego Rivera – Stacked Tortilla Torta

This is a flexible and forgiving recipe with any number of ingredients and combinations culminating in a delicious meal. My previous recipe for chipotle chicken enchiladas could be easily adapted for this torta and using my pumpkin mole would be divine. Assembled in a cake pan, this dish produces dramatic results when sliced to reveal...
István Csók - Ravioli Caprese

István Csók – Ravioli Caprese

Classified as a filled pasta, ravioli dates back to the 14th century from the writings of Francesco di Marco (1). The word ravioli is similar to the Italian verb ‘to wrap’, riavvolgere, although it is not a derivative. Traditionally, pasta dough is rolled out as thinly as possible and then wrapped around a filling. Italian-Americans...
Luis Meléndez - Baked Salmon with a Dijon-Tarragon Crust

Luis Meléndez – Baked Salmon with a Dijon-Tarragon Crust

Although Piece of Salmon, Lemon and three Vessels is Meléndez’s best-known painting, I initially skipped over the small canvas when selecting the work for this post. The brown area within the oily flesh of the fish was a bother – it does not look particularly appetising which is an issue when it is intended to...