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Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

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  In our family, corn salad is a favorite side dish for the 4-th of July celebration. It could be as simple as fresh corn with cucumbers and herbs, more complex such as corn, tomato, and black beans, or, as this recipe, full of summer […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

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  The time I need to spend on writing and publishing this post will be longer than the time to make this appetizer. In Austria, in farmer’s markets, you easily can find this simple treat – containers with cheese stuffed jeweled red and yellow baby […]

Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant Rolls

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    An eggplant roll is a very colorful and delicious appetizer. I personally like to make these rolls in winter because they remind of sunny days. For a buffet style serving neutral cocktail picks can be used to secure the rolls – the rolls […]

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

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    I absolutely agree with Nigel Slater (the talented and smart Nigel Slater, whose recipes I trust) when he names this beet-and-dill gravlax, “a jewel on a Christmas table.” This cured fish truly looks unreal – it is so beautiful, with its fifty shades […]

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

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    I can’t imagine my holiday table without some salmon dishes. Savory trifle, salmon crudo, salmon tartar, or simple gravlax – all these appetizers are appealing. I just need to choose which one will be on my menu. Simple gravlax, I said? Oh, no, […]

Salmon Tartar

Salmon Tartar

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    This tartar can be served as an appetizer or as a light and healthy lunch, on a bed of salad greens and with a French baguette toast. Since I first made this luscious dish, it became our family favorite appetizer. The tartar looks […]