One – Hour Broiled Chicken and Pan Sauce

If you want to put a juicy, crisp-skinned roast chicken on your dinner table quickly, you might want to do it the American Way! The secret to getting a whole chicken roasted in just an hour is to butterfly the bird, start roasting it in a cold oven and then crank up the broiler.  

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

This classic beef stew is the ideal cooking project for a chilly day like today. Beef, onion, carrots, potatoes and red wine come together in beautiful harmony. If you are feeding a crowd, good news: It doubles (or triples) easily.

New York Cheesecake

I cannot live in the shadow of New York’s skyscrapers and never prepare the City’s most famous dessert, right? My favourite recipe for the classic New York cheesecake has a rich and creamy vanilla topping and a very simple biscuit base. Enjoy the little taste of New York at your table.  

Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Thyme

In the autumn, when pumpkins have high season, I like to cook and bake with this fruit (yes, is a fruit). Here in the USA we are preparing for Thanksgiving right now and I think this delicious pumpkin soup fits perfectly into the American Thanksgiving menu. I always use small pumpkins, as these are particularly…

Tortilla soup (Sopa de Tortilla)

Here is part two of my culinary journey through Arizona. The Cuisine of the Southwest of the United States – which includes New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and California – comprises a fusion of Spanish, Mexican and Native American recipes. However, there are great differences throughout the Soutwestern States. Arizona’s style of the Southwestern Cuisine is often…

Guacamole (as it is done at “Santiago’s” in Bisbee)

On our trip through the American Southwest, my family and I visited the lovely small town Bisbee, in Arizonas far south, almost on the border with Mexico. Bisbee was founded in 1880 as a silver and copper mining town and was formerly known as “the Queen of copper deposits”. Today it is a place with…

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are delicious all-rounders. They can be turned into delightful desserts as well as into savoury dishes. These sweet potato fries taste spiced and sweet at once. They are the healthier alternative to regular fries. Enjoy the explosion of flavour. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoons olive oil sea…