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My friend Therese enlisted my help to teach her son how to cook a healthy snack from scratch.
We roasted a whole boar on woodfire at Hattonchâtel castle in France for a memorable medieval banquet. See how it's done, from start to finish. Not for the faint of heart!
Italian comfort food on steroids. Only Italians love pasta enough to stuff it with such plain ingredients as a potatoes. Right they are, these make for a highly refined dish - and very affordable.
I always wanted to cook root vegetables in hot embers but didn't have the required giant medieval hearth - until a month ago. See how we cooked turnips and beetroots from Hattonchâtel's moat garden in the castle's walk-in fireplace.
Every year my uncle Harvey summons the family around a converted wash boiler where he cooks the most delicious soup. The occasion is Swiss Federal Fast Day, a national holiday in Switzerland. See how we cook 20 gallons of soup from start to finish.
The most expensive jam in the world is made in Bar-le-Duc from red currants hand-seeded with a goose quill. Worth every penny!
A sweet tart made from white wine and sugar, very popular around my parts.
Verdun Sugar Coated Almonds Popular
During my stay at Hattonchâtel castle in France, I managed to arrange a private tour of the largest dragées factory in Verdun, dragées Braquier.
A reader invited me in a neighborhood kebab house in Istanbul for the first night of Ramadan. After a short introduction, 50 pictures to take you through the whole meal from preparation to finish. Don't miss this!
Hypocras was the most popular drink at parties and banquets in the Middle Ages. See how we made a gallon of it in Hattonchatel castle in France using the original spices they used back then.
A reader invited me to stay at his castle at Hattonchatel near Verdun in France. I went last week-end to cook extraordinary medieval dishes in the castle - see what's coming next in my 7-article-serie!
A little Indian recipe of my own concoction - dates, raisins, onions, balsamic vinegar and port are simmered to make a luscious brown chutney.
Homemade wholewheat spaghetti with a delicious beans ragu for a typical Tuscan peasant dish.
The ultimate hot chocolate is the simplest thing in the world - provided you have the right pot.
The story of a German secret weapon transformed into a delicious dish by the Italians.