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Zwetschgenkuchen (German Plum Cake)

While plums can be found in stores throughout the year, in celebration of plum season I want to share a traditional German plum cake with you.  Depending on which region of Germany you’re in, it’s… Continue reading → The ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Sep 09, 2016 |  Original Post

Vollkornbrot (German Whole Grain Seed Bread)

Few things are better than a freshly baked loaf of bread slathered down with butter and some good jam.  That’s true for crusty breads with fluffy interiors and the more hearty, dense breads that I… Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jun 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Sicilian-style Grilled Tuna Steaks

A special thank you to Lindsay for sponsoring this post and to our readers for supporting the brands that help make The Daring Gourmet possible!  From my early childhood trips to Italy’s beaches to my… Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: May 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Schwäbische Käsespätzle (German Macaroni and Cheese)

Where I’m from in Stuttgart, Germany this dish is a classic – a quintessential Swabian comfort food dish.  Homemade Spätzle are layered with gobs of shredded Emmentaler and geröstete Zwiebeln (caramelized onions) and then ...

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Posted on: May 06, 2016 |  Original Post

Portuguese Potato Hash with Linguica, Peppers & Olives

A special thank you to Lindsay for sponsoring this post! Is there a more versatile vegetable than the potato? (Okay, it’s not technically a vegetable, but you know what I mean.) Boiled, baked, mashed, roasted,… Continue reading ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Apr 27, 2016 |  Original Post

Paella Valenciana + a Giveaway!

Thank you to Culinary Collective for sponsoring this post and to my readers for supporting the brands I love that make The Daring Gourmet possible! Paella, paella, paella…it sounds like a romantic melody.  And paella… Continue reading ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 23, 2016 |  Original Post

French Lentil Soup

Soups like this one are very nostalgic to me.  One bite with its familiar and comforting flavors transports me back to Europe.  I’m biased but I stand by the conviction that some of the best… Continue reading → The post French ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Greek Meatballs

Our family loves meatballs.  And really, who doesn’t?  For many of us they’re linked to childhood memories of comfort food around the family dinner table or a favorite Italian restaurant.  My mom made the best… Continue reading ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Feb 25, 2016 |  Original Post

Easy Danish Rye Bread (Rugbrød)

I love breads of all kinds, but there are two kinds that I especially love:  Ones that are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside (eg, baguettes) and whole grain breads that… Continue reading → The post Easy Danish Rye ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jan 29, 2016 |  Original Post

10-Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizzas (+ a Two-winner Giveaway!)

Pizza is pure bliss, don’t you think?  There’s just something about that crispy-chewy bread crust topped with sauce, oozing cheese and any variety of toppings that speaks universal comfort. I enjoy all kinds of pizzas,…Continue ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015 |  Original Post

French Connection Sandwich (Two Ways)

Partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue Cheese has a way of reconnecting me to my original home of Europe.  Every time I sample some European cheese my mind is taken back to the…Continue reading →The post French Connection ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Aug 04, 2015 |  Original Post

Italian Zucchini Fritters

This is just one of several ways I’ve been trying to use up our plentiful harvest of zucchini.  And by plentiful I mean the first crop was 20 pounds!! Second crop was 14 pounds and…Continue reading →The post Italian Zucchini ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jul 28, 2015 |  Original Post

German Tomato Salad (Tomatensalat)

This is a fresh and vibrantly flavorful Summer tomato salad that is typical of the ones I know and love from Germany.  Simple, quick and as easy as 1, 2, 3, all you have to… Continue reading → The post German Tomato Salad (Tomatensalat) ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jun 23, 2015 |  Original Post

Best Italian Chicken Meatballs

These Italian Chicken Meatballs are deliciously seasoned and served with a very simple but dazzlingly vibrant and flavorful tomato sauce. If you prefer, you can use ground beef instead.  I’ll make it both ways depending on… Continue ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jun 19, 2015 |  Original Post

Homemade German Fleischsalat (Sandwich Spread)

Nothing remotely fancy – just a simple, traditional, homespun German favorite that takes all of 5 minutes to throw together. There isn’t a German alive who isn’t familiar with Fleischsalat.  In Germany it’s practically ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: May 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Spaghetti with Leek Alfredo

I had 15 minutes to get dinner on the table before our family had to take off to run an errand.  I didn’t have time to thaw any meat or chicken, so that meant it… Continue reading → The post Spaghetti with Leek Alfredo appeared ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: May 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Swabian-style German Lentils with Spaetzle (Schwäbische Linsen mit Spätzle)

If the national dish of Swabia were put up for vote, Schwäbische Linsen mit Spätzle would certainly be one of the finalists.  This was always one of my favorite dishes growing up and any time I make… Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Apr 06, 2015 |  Original Post

Boeuf Bourgignon

Also known as beef bourguignon and beef burgundy, this is the traditional French dish that Julia Child made world famous. While this isn’t Julia’s recipe, I’ve borrowed some of her techniques in my own ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 31, 2015 |  Original Post

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

If anyone were to ask me, “What is the ultimate chocolate dessert?”, my answer would be Chocolate Pot de Crème.  For chocolate richness, this dessert is unrivaled.  A classic French favorite since the 17th century, a… Continue ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 10, 2015 |  Original Post

Spanish Steaks

This is the recipe that had my husband’s work staff clamoring at his office door because of the aroma flooding the clinic at lunchtime.Continue reading: Spanish Steaks You May Also Like:19 October, 2014 Beef and… Continue reading ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Feb 08, 2015 |  Original Post

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