Tomato Cucumber and Walnut Salad

A simple tomato and cucumber salad inspired by a Middle Eastern recipe. Terrific on its own or with grilled Halloumi or feta.

Lemon Cake with Caramelized Almonds

Utterly scrumptious, moist and with that tangy kick of lemon. The secret is the butter, only the best will do.  Let the cake ripe overnight for extra flavor.

Moroccan Seafood Tagine

This mouth-watering seafood dish from Morocco is full of flavors and colors – as they say, “the eye eats before the mouth”. Serve with Couscous and Chermoula.

Alsatian Seafood Choucroute

Choucroute de la Mer à l’Alsacienne, a dish from the Alsace. Fillets of fish, clams, shrimps, pan-fried or sauteed, are served on a bed of creamy sauerkraut. 

Cauliflower and Feta Frittata

A cauliflower frittata recipe from a Turkish hole in the wall restaurant in Berlin-Kreuzberg. What a great way to spice up an underrated vegetable!

Apple Ginger Cake

A cake that is pure comfort and joy. Dense and moist, studded with candied ginger and topped with a honey and apple brandy glaze.

Eggplants with Chermoula

Chermoula is a fresh and spicy marinade and sauce. Morocco’s national sauce imparts a distinctive flavor to fish, meat, and vegetables.

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables

Ready-made gnocchi are a fast cook’s dream. Sauteing them in butter and olive oil sears them in a crispy mantel. A quick and healthy option for dinner.

Baked Endives with Gruyere Cheese

Endives au Gratin, a classic from Belgium and Northern France. The sweet and slightly salty taste of the Gruyere cheese is a perfect match to the the endives. 

Roasted Potatoes with Persillade

A tasty recipe for roasted potatoes Provence style: Leaving the potato skins on is healthy and the Persillade adds zest. Goes well with meat dishes.

Thai Pork and Vegetable Curry

A coconut milk-based Thai red curry that is quick, easy, and delicious. Give the pork loin a 10-minute chill in the freezer to make it easier to slice thinly.

Banana Chocolate Cake

A cake, amazingly moist, almost fudgy and sinfully chocolaty. On top of it a breeze to prepare. Key here is to use high-quality baking chocolate.

Dutch Mustard Soup

The mustard soup with bacon and leek is one of the classic Dutch recipes. Instead of Dutch mustard, use equal amounts of whole grain and Dijon mustard.

Chermoula

The famous Moroccan recipe for a spicy marinade and sauce, a mixture of cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), cumin parsley, garlic, paprika, lemon and olive oil.

Lentil, Sausage and Mushroom Gratin

A lentil gratin recipe from France, using Puy lentils, smoked sausage and mushrooms. You can make the gratin ahead, just pop it into the oven shortly before.