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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…

Stollen Muffins Stollen Muffins

Christmas is one of the best times of the year as I…

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…

Mulled Cider Mulled Cider

Mulled wine is a must at my house once the days go…

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…

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…

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…

Nutella Truffles Nutella Truffles

Truffles are a great Xmas crowd pleaser, so I decided to include this…

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…

Apple Winter Warmer Apple Winter Warmer

It’s the first advent today, so time to get into the Xmas…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Devilled horseback skewers Devilled horseback skewers with baked potatoes and barbecued Brussels sprouts

People always associate barbecues with summer – but for this season of…

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…

Festive Turkey Burgers Festive Turkey Burger

The festive season’s upon us and loads of epic feasts await! But…

Matcha Chestnut Truffles Matcha Chestnut Truffles

Christmas is the perfect pretext for me to indulge in afternoons of…

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…

Quick Quark Stollen Quick Quark Stollen

I love making stollen at around Christmas time, but I have to…

Red Wine Cake Red Wine Cake

Isn’t it funny how wine is used in so many types and…

Cheese Kniddelen Cheese Kniddelen

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

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…

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…

Xmas Pudding Trifle Xmas Pudding Trifle

In the UK people usually have a Christmas pudding for dessert on…

Stuffed capon Stuffed capon with goose-fat potatoes and stir-fried sprouts

There’s no beating about the bush, a stuffed bird is the must-have…

Festive Marmalade Fizz Festive Marmalade Fizz

This cocktail just tastes of Christmas! Orange, cinnamon and bubbly make this…

Bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese Bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese

The flavor-combinations of this appetizer might sound a bit random, but they…

Turkey Wellington with Cranberry Sauce Turkey Wellington with Cranberry Sauce

What would Christmas be without a turkey? I’ve decided to steer away…

Mulled Wine Jelly Mulled Wine Jelly

You either hate it or love it – wobbly jelly, a strange…

Chestnut Meringue Roulade Chestnut Meringue Roulade

What would Christmas be without proper traditions? In our family, the one…

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….

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…

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…

Lentil Stew Lentil Stew: Hearty Dinner for the Colder Months

Snow in London! Lots and lots of snow! Yes, my little terrace…

Spaetzle Spätzle with caramelized onions and pancetta

A happy new year to you all, may it be filled with…

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…

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,…

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,…

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