Business Long Haul – AIRFRANCE

Almost one year ago I did this exact same route on Airfrance. But it was in Economy Premium. So this year we give it a try in Business Class Stats: Airline: AIRFRANCE Flight(s): AF 334 (04/03/2019) Itinerary: CDG – BOS Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER What I had: As a small appetizer some beet root mousse andContinue reading “Business Long Haul – AIRFRANCE”

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Croquetas ‘Ropa Vieja’

What do you do when you have some leftover meat from cooking soup and some leftover nacho chips? Well usually people would think taht those ingredients do not go together well. Here in Spain though, it is just perfect to make some famous croquettes de “ropa vieja”. What you need (serves 12) 200g cooked boneContinue reading “Croquetas ‘Ropa Vieja’”

Pot Roast

Well everyone who said spring is here… WRONG. It is still freezing cold outside and spring won’t be here until 3 more weeks. Yeah everyone needs to warm up right now. So how about this awesome pot roast to warm up. What you need (for 4 servings) 750g lean filet (in one piece  – porkContinue reading “Pot Roast”

PORTILLO’s – Chicago, IL

Want to feel like a Gangster from the 30ies/40ies in Chicago and have a real good Hot Dog? Well then Portillo’s is a good choice (recommended also by all native citizens of Chicago). The good thing is that Portillo’s has various places all over the US, so you do not have to be in ChicagoContinue reading “PORTILLO’s – Chicago, IL”

Ragú Alla Bolognese

Probably the best known sauce for pasta from Italy… Although ragú or “ragout” is actually French. French?!?! Yes the idea of making “ragout” or roasted spicy meat (this is the actual meaning of “ragout”) originated in France. It swiftly expanded to to the Emiglia-Romana area. There in the 19th century the ragú alla bolognese cameContinue reading “Ragú Alla Bolognese”

Serrano Ham Croquettes

One of Spain’s most favourite dishes that turns your leftovers into a delicacy: Croquettes. It is very traditional way to convert meat, fish or veggies that remained from a meal into a crunchy soft-melting delicacy. The most traditional are made from cod, mushrooms, blood pudding, stew meat and also Serrano ham. This ones features theContinue reading “Serrano Ham Croquettes”

Goulash

Before the summer heat finally breaks through let’s enjoy some savoury Hungarian delicacy: Goulash. Although it originated in medieval Hungary as a traditional shepherd stew, it has become popular among all central, eastern and northern European countries. If you try this recipe make sure to use meat which has been “well-exercised” and rich in collagenContinue reading “Goulash”

Craftbeer Risotto

The Chef Cat meets the Beer Cat. Yes sure I could not resist when I saw this craftbeer brand and had to buy it right away. Besides having a great taste (especially the Ginger Cat version with ginger root and champagne yeast for the fermentation), it also works pretty well for risotto…and yes I knowContinue reading “Craftbeer Risotto”

Business Class – FINNAIR

Once you go to Asia you also gotta come back at some point, right. So back from Tokyo JAL’s partner airline from the Oneworld alliance: Finnair. Food wit Philosophy is the motto of the menu. Finair has been awarded several times for their food and moreover for their wine selection so lets figure out whatContinue reading “Business Class – FINNAIR”