Sunday, 18 July 2010

Baba Ghanoush

As Vienna is currently besieged by a heat wave (and 36°C + humidity qualifies as a heatwave when you live in a city with hardly ANY air-conditioning) and LIGHT cooking is the order.

Baba Ghanoush, or Baba Ghanouj, apparently means something like 'Daddy's little girl' or 'Daddy's darling' in Arabic.  It is an integral element of a Meze, a selection of appetizer dishes that is very popular in the Eastern Mediterranean and the equivalent of the Spanish tapas.

This is a great recipe for having people over as it can be made a day or two ahead. And the taste gets even better if you keep it in the fridge for a day before serving.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Cheese-soufflé buckwheat blinis with salmon and eggs

Breakfast recipes, better yet, BRUNCH recipes, hold a special place in my heart. So when I discovered this recipe by Sophie Dahl ... Roald Dahl's granddaughter btw. Fascinating, I know ... in the April 2009 edition of BBC Good Food magazine I knew I had to give it a try.  Savory-cheesy pancakes with salmon and scrambled eggs? This has me written all over it.