29 May 2024
Expat Cookbook
Expat Cookbook

Expat Cookbook: Hot Sweet & Sour Corn & Seafood Broth

As the magical spell of autumn falls on us, there is nothing more comforting then spending a Saturday afternoon leisurely brewing up a luscious soup that does more than fill the demanding belly and warms you to your ever dainty toes… … a broth that draws from the bountiful seas surrounding Scandinavia, the produce ever […]

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Community Expat Cookbook

Expat Cookbook: Pan Seared Barramundi with Light New Asian Jus

While pan seared fish fillets are indisputably delicious with just lashings of tangy juice from freshly harvested lemons or with scrumptiously sumptuous wine cream sauces, the sun-kissed months of summer insist their lengthy warmer days are celebrated with servings of ocean harvest every so generously drizzled with a refreshingly light jus decadently layered with simple […]

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Community Expat Cookbook

Expat Cookbook: Mussels in Citrusy Passata

While the time-honored way of cooking mussels is the Belgians’ love of using white wine, some more contemporary takes have shifted towards substituting with tomatoes in all forms and consistencies, with a few throwing in the chilli for the Asian influence. My happy marriage of these sources of inspiration gives a deeply flavoursome tangy broth […]

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Easter Treat: Persian Lamb Meatball Stew

Easter is a time Swedes reveal the agrarian strain raised on meat and turnips running through their secular self-image: often celebrating the festive occasion in the countryside by including a traditional dinner of roast lamb with potato gratin and asparagus, or some other suitable side dish. Yet the custom of eating lamb over Easter around […]

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Expat Cookbook: Banana Crepes with Berry Caramel Jus

When I wish to convey how much I cherish my husband, I whip up a breakfast that satisfies his fondness for crepes and bananas; generously lacing the dish with a loving touch of my own culinary magic – an extra special silky smooth berry caramel jus made even more decadent with lavish sprinklings of crunchy […]

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Culture Expat Cookbook

Expat Cookbook: French Seafood Chowder

As a peace-loving gesture to the ongoing “war” between serious foodies who side with either the New England or Manhattan chowders, and as a homage to the possible French origins of the former, this lusciously mouthwateringly hearty recipe draws harmoniously comforting inspiration from the divine triangulation of all three truly delicious culinary cultures… …perfectly luxurious […]

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Expat Cookbook: Spicy Peanut & Garlic Lamb with Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad

Just returned to Stockholm from your wonderful winter holiday of leisurely soaking up the sun and surf in the summery or tropical parts of the planet? Then this recipe of lovely intense and refreshing contrasts promises gently sublime memories of the very same exotic scents, flavours and textures of places continually kissed by the steady […]

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Community Expat Cookbook

Party Treat: Goan Curry Surf & Turf

Christmas is about peace and goodwill to all mankind. So throw a party, invite the friends you have made in Stockholm from far and near. There is no better time to spread the yuletide cheer… … and no better way to start the bash than with finger food that reflects your celebration of multicultural harmony […]

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Expat Cookbook: Spiced Lobster Soufflé

When I plan a dinner for friends with sophisticated palates decidedly fond of the king of crustaceans, I dust this recipe out of my treasure trove of time-tested dishes bearing my signature twists and fusions to serve as a winning appetizer for five, for the complex depth of flavours embedded within this soufflé’s deceptively light […]

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Expat Cookbook: Cheat’s Duck Confit With Tangerine, Chickpeas & Asian Greens

A romantic dinner for two at home deserves a special mains that is easy to prepare while adding to the intimate mood of the occasion. This brings instantaneously to mind the ever-delectable French favourite – duck confit – with skin crisped to perfection… …but without its usual heavy intense gravy and equally rich side of […]

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