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Pies, pints and beer wars in Brandenburg.

Here at Helsing’s kitchen, we were planning to make a cherry and ricotta pie using Rachel Roddy’s recipe. But the weather has derailed us, twice. First, back in April, a hard frost meant the crop of local Brandenburg cherries and plums was wiped out – the cherries in the local shops are generally from Turkey. 1,106 more words


The Root of All Cooking

The flavors of various cuisines have a lot to do with how they start. Called aromatics, they are combinations of vegetables and herbs (and sometimes even meats) that are heated in some fat at the beginning of a dish. 413 more words

Outdoor Cooking

White Beans and Toast

Keep soffritto — the Italian base for soups, stews and sauces — in your freezer and this  healthy comfort meal is minutes away.  Perfect on a winter day and easy to take with you on a mountain vacation. 556 more words


Soffritto Soup

Continuing on the Italian theme I was intrigued by the “Soffritto”. This is the base for many Tuscan dishes including soups.

Why a base I thought this could make a soup in and of itself.  243 more words

Matt Preston's Bolognese

Serves: 6

As much as I would like to cook something different and a little bit fancy each night, that trick doesn’t always work around here. 450 more words