Eating up north

I am slightly obsessed with food.  I grew up with parents that were very concerned about providing their kids with healthy nourishment, so home cooked meals from fresh ingredients were the standard. I try to keep that standard in my tiny kitchen, but sometimes it’s hard and I especially after a day at work I often resort to eating out. So when I visit my parents  these days I often order special dishes in advance. They always deliver.

I talked about my father’s nordic roots before. I grew up with dishes that many of my classmates would wrinkle their noses at.  The people from northern Germany like to combine sweet and savoury tastes in sometimes rather strange combinations.  I remember a dish of yeasted dumplings, smoked pork chops and hot cherries. It was delicious.

One my all-time favorites is “pears, beans and bacon”. My dad made it for me when I visited this summer.

Another favorite is this hot broth (made from beef and bones) with marrow dumplings. Perfect on a cold day.

This is also something very typical from northern Germany, I don’t think I ever read or heard about it anywhere else: It’s a sweet soup made from black elderberry juice, cooked with sliced apples and pears and – guess what – dumplings. These are sweet flour dumplings. The elderberries are collected in autumn and the juice can be bottled and preserved for the winter.  It is so delicious, my perfect soul food.

I really hope to remember all of my parent’s recipes. I should really start to write them down.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Un Pedacito de Cuba

El blog de Jocy Medina

Wild Places

The Art of Landscape and Travel Photography

Luca Sartoni - Portfolio

I take pictures, photographic pictures

West Seventh Freelance

Photography, seeking, writing...and learning along the way. Want to come along?!

Life: A Scot in Norway

Landscape, Nature and Travel Photography from Norway and Beyond

JASON WYROSTEK PHOTOGRAPHY

EVERYTHING & NOTHING, ORDER & CHAOS, TRUTH & LIES

So Delushious !

personal random ramblings from a girl who loves bacon and can't be fat.

The Adventures Of Canon 1100D

I take photographs with my Canon eos 1100D. I share my favourites with you.

Rory Alexander in South Africa

My experiences living in Cape Town and travelling in Africa

rpdpod

a torrent of photos/a drip of words

%d bloggers like this: