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Warm potato salad

Here’s a recipe courtesy of Chef Erwin Pirolt, one of my cooking school instructors.  This is a close second to German potato salad, but has no bacon.  It has great flavor and I make it all the time, so trust … Continue reading

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Eisbein

Being no stranger to all edible parts of an animal and coming from German farm stock via my maternal grandmother, I like to make Eisbein (pork hocks) once every couple of years.  There are many recipes for this traditional German dish … Continue reading

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When you’re German, it’s all about potatoes

That’s right.  If you have potatoes, oil, salt, pepper, a pan and source of heat, you have  the makings of good eats. Roast potatoes are a big part of my oeuvre.  They add comfort to a meal, and can serve … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eve 2008!

The most wonderful day of the year, Christmas Eve, and the weather outside was rainy, which is the best you can do in these parts.  Matthew, Mutti and I went to Nation’s to have a quick bite before going off … Continue reading

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Usinger’s Wurst

Our Usinger’s Wurst order arrived today, so we had German pork products for dinner.  This is a place we always wanted to order from for Christmas, but thought better to first do a trial run to make sure things are … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2007

Christmas Eve, a happy day, but seemed like an anticlimax what with all the activity leading up to it, which I suppose you have to enjoy in its own right.  The bottom line is we suffered from some level of … Continue reading

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Europa in Orinda

Matthew and I drove over the hill to Orinda today.  Orinda is an upscale little city a bit deeper into Contra Costa County that I have always heard good things about.  We thought we’d check out the food situation there. … Continue reading

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Castro Street Festival

Matt went to the Castro Street Festival today with friends Ross and Ken.  He’s been hopping over to SF every weekend for this or that event and then having a bite over there and reporting back on quality.  Today they … Continue reading

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Christmas leftovers

We are eating Christmas leftovers now, and I am happily working through my Sulzkotelet stash.  Oh, beloved Sulzkotelets!  I ate them as a child and would be happy with nothing but pork and aspic products during the holiday season.  A … Continue reading

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Christmas eve and topfsuelze galore

Sorry for the delay in posting, but I have been away for quite a while spending time with my father, who passed away last month. I am backlogged in my posting and will take care of that in the next … Continue reading

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