national cuisines

german cinnamon stars recipe

Zimtsterne – aka German Cinnamon Stars

Zimtsterne are also known as Erstesternen (first stars) – the emerging stars indicate the end of a day of fasting. These days they are eaten as part of a tradit...
japanese meatballs recipe

Japanese meatballs

I am pretty hopeless with chopsticks in spite of lots of practice but the fact that these Japanese-style has nothing to do with their being easier to eat than a...
old beemster

Old Beemster – An Admirable Aged Gouda

In Amsterdam recently I entered a specialist cheese shop (and believe me there are hundreds there, each one offering more splendid, rounded golden-hued merchand...