Chicken soup with kneidlers

Kosher cooking, especially in Eastern Europe, has never been my cup of tea. With some exceptions. And especially the culinary exceptions of my grandmother, who was not Polish, but Dutch, it's all to say from the point of view of culinary culture. And among these exceptions there is of course the famous chicken soup, a terrine of veal feet with boiled eggs, a crushed chicken liver with onions, a kind of cake with vermicelli, apples and raisins, and especially a famous cheesecake. But I'll start with the famous chicken soup, better known as Jewish chicken soup or even…

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French onion soup

An hearty au gratin onion soup, suitable for a winter supper or perhaps after a late  night out and to process an hangover. Prepare the onion soup beforehand, and just work it off with bread and cheese in the oven before eating The only time consuming about this recipe is the slow cooking of the onions, so have a drink while cooking! French onion soup     1 kg onions, 50 g butter, 1 tbsp flour, 1 liter beef stock , 4 slices of bread, 150 g grated Comté, 2 sprigs of thyme, 2 leaves of laurel, salt…

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Chickpea, cime di rapa and fried pasta soup

I could seem a grumpy thing in my last posts, criticizing quite firmly the 'one pot pasta' trend. Everyone cooks the dishes he or she prefers with  products that he is quite entitled to choose himself. And the result concerns only him, and his possible guests. But this freedom of choice and enforcement is not absolute for editors of published recipes either on paper or on the net. These recipe writers carry a certain responsibility in relation to their readers. Their publications can serve as examples and help propagate culinary ineptitudes. And, that's the case with…

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Cold artichoke soup

This ice-cold soup made from artichokes is a perfect aperitif bite or appetizer. We used artichoke hearts that we put in  jars last summer. Together with olive oil and lemon from the very last harvest this artichokes makes a perfect match. This dish makes us remember some  tastes of last summer in South-Italy. Cold artichoke soup Ingredients: 1 jar of artichoke hearts (about 250 g net weight), 7.5 dl of chicken broth, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 lemon, 1 small chili pepper, olive oil, salt , pepper of Espelette. Peel and slice the onion and garlic.…

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