3. November 2010

Culinary Fair ,Take 2

Good morning!
Today the second part of my Culinary Fair experience:)
(I don't know what about you but simply looking at the pictures makes me drool;))

More noodles: This time Tortelloni with ricotta cheese and spinach

I love fresh noodles. Actually that's not true. I am obsessed!
(Now you know why I took so many pictures of the noodles;). All in all I think I spent about one third of my time at the fair at the noodle makers...)

my favorites were the Cappelletti with a nice pumpkin filling. They didn't only look delicious, they were breath taking! Before serving they sautéed the noodles in butter and parmesan cheese. It was to die for.
I am sorry but there is no picture because they were gone within seconds.

There also were some (to me) strange products...
Flavoured salt. Maybe you can help me but vanilla flavoured salt...What can I use that for? I say, it was nasty. Oh well, maybe I just do not understand the higher meaning behind it;).The lemon flavoured salt was great ,though.

No, it's not mozzarella cheese with balsamic vinegar...

It's vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and basil leaves on a cold stone. A great idea to create your own special ice cream flavour.

Something Christmassy...

Voilà: Chocolate truffles...

Wahh, cupcakes!!!

Pepper Jam...

The End

1. November 2010

Culinary Fair 2010

Hey guys!
Today I want to report about the Culinary Fair "Kulinart"in Frankfurt that took place on Sunday.It was very interesting and delicious!

I have been waiting for that day to come since July when I had first read about it!Woohu:)
The fair took place in Frankfurt(how convenient)in an old brick-lined hall which is normally used as a theatre and for all different kind of events. All in all, the perfect background for culinary excellency:)

I had high ambitions when we (my boyfried and I)arrived because I wanted to see and eat some delicious food. And alas, I was not dissapointed.
There were freshly made noodles...

Ready to be eateeeen:)

Excotic fruits and vegetables...

Hot, hot..

The pretty colours lured me and said: "Eat me".

Ready for a quiz?
Ok ,guess what it is...:

(Answer: Sheep's milk cheese with grape crust, very strong and tasty)

Roasted Italien bread with feta cheese, black olives and tomatoes

Some coffee art...
Second question of the day: What is it?

So cute ^^

(It's a bear. No comment:D)

It's time for some chocolate...

The most beatiful pastries I have ever seen..

Tomorrow I'll share with you the rest of my pictures of the Culinary Fair. Now I have to head to work!!!
Have a nice day!

26. Oktober 2010

Spiced Waffles and Apple Pear Chutney

This morning I had time and leisure to use my new Belgian waffle iron for the first time.
I love waffles! Especially for breakfast. To make them more healthy and tasty I added hazelnuts and kept them low fat.
As I always need some fruit to fuel me in the morning I made some apple-pear-chutney.

That's what you need for 2 Belgian or 4 regular waffles:

1 1/4 cups (180g) flour
1/2 cup (45g) ground hazelnuts
1/4 cup (50g) cane sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Weinstein baking powder
1 pack vanilla flavour
20 g melted butter
1 cup milk of your choice

Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then slowly add the melted butter and the milk while stirring with a wire whisk.
Then bake your waffles according to the manufacturer's directions.
Before serving you can drizzle some maple sirup or agave nectar over them, or like me just pretend it was snowing and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top!

Makes 2 portions:

1 apple, peeled and cut into pieces
1 pear, cut into pieces
juice of half an orange
flesh of half an orange, cut into pieces
juice of half a lemon
1/8 cup cane sugar (I think next time I'll use less because it turned out a bit too sweet to my liking)
1 cinnamon stick
(a pinch of ground nutmeg)

Prepare the fruits and add the lemom and orange juice and the cinnamon stick. Heat everything in a pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the apple and pear are soft. Then let it rest for a while ,that the cinnamon flavour can fully develop.

Bon appétit!