March 6, 2011
If there were any dish the could compete with fondue as the most popular food in Suisse, I think it would be rösti. Actually, I’m pretty sure rösti is probably more common than fondue in many places. Rösti is essentially a fried potato pancake, and the possibilities for customization are truly endless. Several regions en Suisse have their own versions, but the simplest is comprised of simply grated potatoes, salt, and some type of fat for frying. In restaurants I have been to, it’s not uncommon to see rösti served with meat, or fresh green vegetables. With the sight of beautiful asparagus finally reappearing again I knew they would be perfect for our rösti.
February 22, 2011
Instead of some lengthy drivel about my life in calm and quiet (albeit a bit gray & dreary lately) Suisse, I’m dedicating this post to CHCH and sharing some of the things I love about Christchurch’s beauty. There are great tasting scallops in NZ too, that’s enough of a connection for me at this point to the recipe at hand. I’m not really going to talk about the scallops, other than last weekend I learned that saffron and orange work exquisitely well together (recipe below). And y’all should make Dario’s risotto, it’s perfect.