Tag Archives: grill

The Spice of Life

As an adult, I’ve always looked for variety in the food I eat; bored by the “Wednesday meatloaf” of childhood, I first found interest and inspiration in the ethnic foods of the U.S.   Travel broadened my food horizons in both … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, side dish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Flanken Beef Ribs

  I like beef ribs.  It must be a Texas thing.  My Mom prepared the beef short rib cut, the large, Neanderthal slab cut and my favorite, the flanken beef rib cut. The flanken is meaty, cut horizontally across the rib … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Asian, Chinese, Cooking, Food and Wine, Main dishes, Recipes, side dish, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Two Dollar Chuck

My husband says that Trader Joe’s is advertising an affordable wine, supposedly drinkable, for only $2.  For those young professionals who crave the taste of wines aged in oak barrels, Joe’s offers the economical alternative of wine aged with oak chips.  Well! … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Trifling

Whenever my husband and I are in France together, it’s as if we are on vacation, no matter what our real responsibilities are; registering the cars, going to the bank, fielding estimates for house renovation, replacing the gas bottle for … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Chantal’s Barbecue

Tonio, a retired master mechanic, has his personal dream garage 2 doors down from our house.  He works on cars for his friends and friends of his friends, but mostly just hangs out Monday through Friday, 8-5, talking, puttering around … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cooking, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, Salad, side dish | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Ribs in the Literal Sense

First things first.  As an amateur food photographer, when I move between Stuttgart and Sens, it takes me a while to find the good light, that is, light that makes food attractive.  As Roger Stowell’s  past and future pupil, I … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Barbecued Lamb Shoulder

I’m back in Stuttgart and on Thursday we attended a Wine Fest in Stuttgart Center; thousands of people, really big food and uncorked wine.   This single serving of dessert was astounding!  It tasted like a big donut with creme … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, Main dishes, Recipes, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , | 42 Comments