Spätzle (pronunciation: [‘ʃpɛt͡slə] – the term in German dialect means small sparrows), are irregularly shaped dumplings made from soft wheat flour, eggs and water (sometimes beer or milk is used instead of water), originating in southern Germany, also very common in Tyrol, Alsace and Switzerland, Trentino-Alto Adige. They were always popular in my family because […]

Winter Roses for Salad

Fifty Shades of Red Starting January there are a lot of varieties of red-colored salads. They are called Radicchio  (pronounced: RadiKKjo), Radicchio a variety of the leafy chicory) Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) is a perennial plant commonly used in Italian cuisine. It is grown as a leaf vegetable and usually has white-veined red leaves. Radicchio has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows if […]