Starters

Hand Cheese Tatar
Germany

Hand Cheese Tatar with Onion and Butter

Hand cheese Tatar is one of my favourite recipes! The recipe comes from a book called “Handkäs’ Kompositionen” and I can recommend it to anyone who speaks German and loves Hand Cheese. After trying several times the traditional Hand Cheese with Music one wants to eat Hand Cheese made differently. So why not to mix

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Hand Cheese with Horseradish and Cranberries
Germany

Hand Cheese Spread with Cranberries and Horseradish

Hand Cheese is cheese that comes from Hesse and typically it is served with “music” – so raw onion sauce, which has very strong taste. The Hand Cheese Spread with Cranberries and Horseradish recipe comes from the recipe book written bei Brigit Naam “Handkäs’ Kompositionen” and is great alternative to the traditional recipe. The cranberries and

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Poland

How to buy authentic Oscypek vs. Golka Cheese

Oscypek is traditional cheese from Polish mountains. It’s a smoked, very salty cheese made of sheep. The taste of the cheese is pretty strong, and not everybody will be fond of it, but I think that the cheese is something that you should try when you are in Podhale. The authentic Oscypek can be found

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Italy

Traditional Italian Spinach Gnocchi with Butter

Spinach gnocchi are the most luxurious gnocchi you can ever make. They don’t only look fantastic – they taste fantastic! The dish comes from Lombardy and Tuscany where they call them “malfatti”. They are much lighter than the standard gnocchi, as they contain ricotta cheese and spinach. They make perfect first course along with butter,

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Poland

Traditional Polish Pan-fried Oscypek with Onions

Pan-fried Oscypek is the starter to go for when you are visiting the capital of the Polish mountains – Zakopane. The strong taste of the cheese, fried onions and cranberries taste amazing together! I have known Oscypek since I was a child! Each time we were going for a hike in Tatra mountains with my

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Traditional Handcheese with Music
Germany

Handkäse mit Musik – Hand Cheese with music

For most of the tourists that have visited Frankfurt (especially those from another country) Handkäse mit Musik might be a very mysterious dish. When you see it on the menu and then you try to translate it there comes out probably “Hand cheese with music” which doesn’t make any sense. Not if you don’t know

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Quibe
Brasil

Traditional Brazilian Quibe

Etymology / History The word Quibe, or kibbeh comes from Arabic and it means “ball”. Its an appetizer made out of minced meat (lamb or beef), bulgur and different herbs. Kibbeh comes from Middle Eastern countries but its also very well known in South America. Also traditional in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Iran,

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Colombian style prawns
Colombia

Shrimps cocktail – Colombian beach style

As the title of the blog says – this recipe comes from Colombia. I still remember this beautiful, sunny day in Cartagena when we decided to go to the sea side. The sea was 10 minutes away from our hotel and we had to walk through very poor part of the city. On our way

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