Category Archives: Austrian Cooking

Mobile Speck Knodel & Strudel

After 15 or more years working in high pressure restaurant kitchens, with their long hours and back-to-back shifts, Franz Schinagl knew he had to break free from his last posting as chef at Asia de Cuba. “As exciting as it was, I became so thin and … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, Austrian Cooking, Beef, Black Peppercorns, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Curing and Smoking, Good Potatoes, Onions, Pork, Rare Roast Sirloin, Salad, Simple Food, Slicing Machine, Stocks and Stock Making, Veal, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Japanese Peaches and Spicy Chocolate

One large bi-annual food show in London and little to show for the visit, all but for a handful of gems and friends. Studiously stalking and then emerging from row upon row of booths displaying authentic this and organic that, plus inevitable copies of … Continue reading

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Posted in Austrian Cooking, Basil, Beef, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Chicken, Food Marketeers, Organic Food, Pigeoneau, Poulet Fermier, Speciality Chicken, supermarkets, The Food Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Schmaltz, Oma style

  With more and more UK food stores, from hypermarket barns to our neighbourhood late night shops, most times now stocking Duck or Goose Fat and some delicatessens even selling Italian Lardo, a third option is missing. It’s where we should go next. … Continue reading

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Posted in Austrian Cooking, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Comforting Foods, Curing and Smoking, Fish, Good Potatoes, Graisse d'oie and Confit de Canard, Simple Food, Smoked Fish, South West French Cuisine, Terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments