Tongue, as a Cold Cut

Let’s face it, they’re not pretty. They look like huge, well, tongues. So just don’t think about it being a tongue. Think of it as a culinary delicacy. Tongue is soft, tender, and lean, with a unique texture. With very little work, you can turn this piece of cow into a fabulous “cold cut” for

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Whipped Mortadella

There used to be an food blogger, Chicago-based realtor-by-day Peter, whose blog, The Roaming GastroGnome, was inspiring and entertaining. “I cook, she eats, we travel!” But Peter’s blogging began dwindling as he began a professional career making sausage. I kid you not. This guy is a charcuterie expert. His company is called SAUSAGE KÖNIG. Unfortunately,

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Käsfladen

I discovered Käsfladen recently, on Karin’s food blog, The Austrian Dish. According to Karin, it’s a specialty from the mountainous western part of Austria. In my mind, it’s like a cross between flamiche and focaccia, since the topping is a mixture of cheese, onions, and egg, but the dough is yeasted. The cheese is the

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Roasted Fruit Packages

The sub header of my creatively named blog, the Chef Mimi blog, is “so much food, so little time”. I could have easily made it, “so many restaurants, so little time.” Dining out may be my favorite thing to do. Like it’s my serious hobby. Whenever we have a travel destination, I’m researching top ten

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