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Roulade Classic Beef Roulades

Sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than a classic beef roulade – stuffed…

Algerian Lamb Stew Algerian Lamb Stew

January is a great month to cook some warming freezer fillers –…

Xmas Pulled Pork Xmas Pulled Pork

In the UK, baked ham is a favourite on Christmas day; in…

Spiced orange cream Spiced Orange Cream

This orange cream (without the cinnamon) was a well-kept family secret for…

Steamed Mushroom Baos Steamed Mushroom Baos

A popular autumnal starter in Luxembourg is Toast aux Champignons – a…

Kachkéis Fondue Kachkéis Cheese Fondue with Mustard Croutons

Fondue is one of my favourite winter comfort foods. I can’t think…

Okonomiyaki Japanese Okonomiyaki Pancake

In the summer of 2015, I was in Tokyo to cook for…

Cider Chicken with Hasselback Potatoes Cider Chicken with Hasselback Potatoes

When we were little we would often eat roast chicken with apple…

Tiramisu Nutty Tiramisu

I absolutely adore tiramisu and I think it’s fair to say that…

Träipen Quiche Träipen Quiche

I know there are many Träipen skeptics out there, but this quiche…

Chocolate Fondue Chocolate Fondue

There’s one thing I found that the Brits are crazy about at…

Indian style lentil soup with naan bread Indian-style Lënsenzopp with Quick Naan Bread

Often specked with slices of Mettwurscht or bacon lardons, Luxembourg Lënsenzopp makes…

Chilli Con Mettwurscht Chilli Con Mettwurscht

I made a huge batch of this chilli with the scouts at…

Avocado Schmier Avocado and Egg ‘Schmier’

Go anywhere for brunch in London or NYC, and you are bound…

Luxemburger LuxemBurger with Gromperekichelcher Bites

When I lived in the UK, I often had to explain that…

Gromperekichelchen Cordon Bleu Gromperekichelchen Cordon Bleu

If you have ever been to a Luxembourg Kiermes, you will have…

Wäinzoossiss Toad in the Hole Wäinzoossiss Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is one of those British oddities that no…

Smoked Trout Crepe Rolls Smoked Trout Crêpe Rolls

People tend to eat a lot of smoked salmon in Luxembourg, but…

Apple Pastéis de Nata Apple Pasteis de Nata

There is a large and vibrant Portuguese community in Luxembourg, so it’s…

Rieslingspaschtéit Curry Rieslingspaschtéit

Yes, you could say this is a bastardized version of Luxembourg’s beloved…

Chicory Tarte Tatin Chicory Tarte Tatin

When I think of chicory, two dishes from my childhood instantly pop…

Mettwurscht Muffins Mettwurscht Muffins

Savoury muffins are the perfect picnic treat, and the best thing is…

judd-mat-gardebounen-cannelloni Judd mat Gaardebounen Cannelloni

Judd mat Gaardebounen is as Luxembourgish as it gets. A hearty dish…

Cauliflower Flammkuchen Cauliflower Flammkuchen

This ‘tart’ is quite a revelation. The base is completely flourless, and…

Salted Caramel Cups Salted Caramel Cups

There is a certain someone in my life who just happens to…

Peanut Butter cookies with cocoa nibs Peanut Butter Cookies with Cacao Nibs

Ah there’s nothing I love more than a good chewy peanut butter…

Quinoa Broccoli salad with pistachios Quinoa Broccoli salad with pistachios

I like hearty salads that can be a meal in themselves. There’s…

Roast cider chicken with apple sauce Roast Cider Chicken with Apple Sauce

Roast chicken is the stuff that dreams are made of! I remember…

Whisky carrots with honey Whisky carrots with honey

Inspired by this week’s Mastercook, here’s my side dish with whisky. Whisky…

x-2424 Sweet Potato Gratin

Sometimes I just crave a potato gratin. A cheesy, creamy potato gratin….

Decadently moist chocolate orange cake Decadently moist chocolate orange cake

This cake is absolutely stunning: there’s no flour or nuts in it,…

x-2534 Curried Parsnip Soup

Parsnips are an odd vegetable. With its appearance of a large, white…

British roast vegetable salad Roast vegetable salad with blue cheese

The British love a Sunday roast – it’s a weekly ritual that…

Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge

Fudge is a quintessentially British treat. Made from boiled sugar, butter and…

Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage and Goat’s Cheese Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage and Goat’s Cheese

This autumnal pasta dish is really quick and easy to whip and…

Roasted Cauliflower Curry Roasted Cauliflower Curry

I’m back in Luxembourg – living here is pretty surreal at the…

Maple Syrup Cookies Maple Syrup Cookies

Ok, I love all foods and ingredients, but those who know me,…

Baked sweet potatoes with miso butter Baked Sweet Potatoes with Miso Yuzu Butter

A few weeks ago I was invited to an evening with the…

Chocolate pear delights Baked Chocolate Pear Delights

November’s in full swing, the leaves are falling from the trees and…

Autumn veggie tacos Autumn Veggie Tacos

I can bang on quite a bit about why autumn is my…

Roast Pumpkin Soup with Blue Cheese Roast Pumpkin Soup with Blue Cheese

Autumn for me is soup season for sure! I’m making a new…

Spiced apple muffins Spiced Apple Muffins

Isn’t autumn baking  the very best?! Like, ever?! An abundance of apples,…

Chinese egg dumplings, rice, sugar snap peas Half-Moon Egg Dumplings

Dumplings! What’s not to love about these Chinese goody-bags, stuffed with all…

Roasted Cauliflower and Grape Salad Roasted Cauliflower and Grape Salad

I love how the concept of salads has evolved over the past…

Green Goodness bowl: Tempeh, quinoa, peanut miso dressing, carrot, beetroot, pickled onion and herb salad Tempeh and Quinoa Goodness Bowl with Miso Peanut Dressing

Sometimes it’s just great to open the fridge, browse what’s inside and…

Goat’s cheese tarts with leek Goat’s cheese Tarts with Leek

These little puff pastry tarts are really quick to prepare and are…

Momofuku Milk Bar Chocolate chip cookies Momofuku Milk Bar’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those of you who wonder what this recipe title is all…

Quinoa kale salad Quinoa Kale Salad with Grapes

On my trip to NYC earlier this year, one thing really struck…

Spelt Pasta with Broccoli Pesto Spelt Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

People always associate pesto with basil and pinenuts, but there are so…

Pork Scratchings with Apple Sauce Pork Scratchings with Apple Compote

Pork scratchings are one of those weird British pub snacks which are…

Toad in the hole Toad in The Hole

Toad in the Hole is one of those British oddities that no…

Beetroot Apple Soup with Fennel Goat's Cheese Croutons Beetroot Apple Soup with Fennel Goat’s Cheese Croutons

Winter is on the way out. I wake up to birdsong in…

Duck Breast with wild mushroom risotto Duck Breast with wild mushroom risotto

This week’s Mastercook was all about preparing duck breast with a risotto…

Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce Chimichurri Steak Tacos

Ah, there’s nothing better than this glorious steak taco: juicy grilled steak,…

Buckwheat lentil bowls Buckwheat Lentil Bowls with Balsamic Onions

This dish was inspired by the vegan challenge on Mastercook. Vegan food…

Cauliflower Coconut Soup Cauliflower Coconut Soup

January days are pretty tough in the UK (and in Luxembourg too):…

Broccoli Ginger Soup Broccoli Ginger Soup

Yeah yeah, everyone is detoxing in January, drying it out without alcohol…

Whisky-raisin ice-cream Whisky-raisin ice cream with pecan brittle

This dessert is a real winter warmer! A boozy ice cream laced…

Blue cheese filo bites with pears and pecan Blue Cheese Filo Bites with Pears and Pecan

There are so many great drinks occasions in December that it’s good…

Custard Apple Tart Custard Apple Tart

The Germans have so many mouthwatering versions of their Apfelkuchen that it’s…

Cheese Kniddelen Cheese Kniddelen

I will never forget my first encounter with Käsespätzle in Munich: it…

Bread Dumplings with Mushroom Sauce Bread Dumplings with Mushroom Sauce

This is a classic German vegetarian dish and proper autumn comfort food….

Pumpkin Apple Soup with Parmesan Crisps Spiced Pumpkin Apple Soup with Parmesan Crisps

The Germans wholeheartedly embrace pumpkin season, and most cafés will have pumpkin…

Schnitzel with Potato Salad Pretzel Schnitzel with Potato Salad

I reckon a plate of Schnitzel and potato salad is as German…

Loaf-shaped pear cake with candied ginger and chocolate Gingered Pear Cake with Chocolate

This autumnal cake is perfect for when the days turn colder. It’s…

Hülya's Courgette Fritters Hülya’s Courgette Fritters

You could think of these courgette fritters as a Turkish take on…

Turkish Yoghurt Soup Turkish Yoghurt Soup

Making a soup with yoghurt might sound strange, but it will be…

Churros with Whisky dipping sauce Churros with Whisky dipping sauce

I’m a big fan of deep-fried sweet pastries: doughnuts, Berliner, Verwuerelter –…

Sherry-braised pig's cheeks Sherry-braised pig’s cheeks with prunes

This Spanish dish is winter on a plate. Don’t be put off…

Thai Style Bouneschlupp Thai Bouneschlupp with Fennel Meatballs

One of our token Luxembourg dishes is Bouneschlupp – a brothy soup…

Dandan Noodles Dandan Noodles

I love ordering a bowl of these comforting spicy noodles every time…

Cherry Apple Crumble with Marzipan Cherry Apple Crumble with Marzipan

There’s nothing more comforting than a lovely crumble on a cold day….

Apple Cinnamon Syllabub Apple Cinnamon Syllabub

The first time I heard of this dessert I broke out in…

Chocolate Mousse Chocolate Mousse

This recipe was given to me by Edouard Speck, who I met…

Sticky Toffee Pudding Sticky Toffee Pudding

In the UK, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a sticky toffee…

Lentil Dhal Lentil Dhal

A good Indian lentil dhal is not to be dismissed. This is…

Steak and Ale Pie Steak and Ale Pie

If you ask me, this is the mother of all pies! Succulent…

Fish Pie Fish Pie

For most of my English friends, this dish brings up memories of…

Apple Pie Apple Pie

I can’t think of anything more autumnal than a lovely apple pie…

Whisky orange marmalade Cake Whisky orange marmalade Cake

This sticky orange cake is a pure joy: moist and buttery on…

Tartiflette Tartiflette: Cheesy Potato Bake

Yup, you’ve guessed right, I’m still in comfort food mode! And how…

Butternut Squash with Feta and Harissa Creme Fraiche Roast Butternut Squash with Feta and Harissa Creme Fraîche

Phew, what a few weeks! It’s been so busy that I kind…

Quetschentaart - Luxembourgish plum tart Quetschentaart – Luxembourgish plum tart

Quetschentaart, one of the classics of Luxembourgish baking. The simple fruit tart…

Blueberries in Rosemary Wine Blueberries in Rosemary Wine with Langues de Chat Biscuits

As the days start growing colder again, and the brief summer is…

Lemon Almond Cake with Honey Lemon Almond Cake with Honey

Summer baking is not really such a common endeavour. In a season…

Chicken and Leek Pie Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pie

It’s gone quite bloody freezing over here in the UK again. So,…

French Onion Soup French Onion Soup

I’m seriously craving comfort food at the moment. Give me cheese, potatoes,…

Apple and pear crumble with custard Apple and Pear Crumble with Custard

Snow! It’s snowing in London. After spending 3 weeks in Southeast Asia,…

Chicoree Tarte Tatin with Feta Chicory Tarte Tatin with Feta

I sometimes wonder why Chicory is not more of a beloved vegetable….

Pumpkin Coconut Soup with Basil Pesto Pumpkin Coconut Soup with Basil Pesto

The best about this season? Soup! Lots of it. In all variations,…

Autumn Chowder Autumn Chowder – a colourful soup for colder days

I can’t help but say I’m kind of enjoying that summer’s come…

Rustic Pear Tart Rustic Pear Tart

Going home is all about pure comfort. Revisiting old places, catching up…

IMG_2347 Pear Frangipane Tartelettes

Right, the first ever recipe on this blog! Phew, the pressure is…

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