Appetizers & Snacks 10 results
  • Chumaki, sushi rolls

    Chumaki sushi rolls consist of sushi rice with 2-3 ingredients rolled in nori seaweed. The diameter is 1 to 1.5 inch. It is not time consuming and not difficult to roll. More simple even one can make hosomaki, a sushi roll 1 inch diameter with one ...
  • Battera (pressed sushi) with preserved mackerel

    Battera is literally a pressed sushi. In Japan mackerel sushi is much more popular  than salmon or tuna for the obvious reason of cost. But as this dish will reveal, a pressed sushi with pickled mackerel displays a rich taste. An unexpected and ...
  • Tamagoyaki, rolled omelet from Japan

    Tamagoyaki exemplifies the universal habits we have developed as a global civilization. Whether you wake up in Edinburgh, Nashville, Istanbul, Bogota, Chengdu or Tokyo: we eat eggs at breakfast. But there are subtle differences. These rolled ...
  • Shrimp in cocktail sauce

    Serve this shrimp in cocktail sauce on a halve avocado, on rocket salad or on toast. Delicious!  And making it a day in advance will reward you with an optimum taste.  The art of making shrimp in cocktail sauce The most important for this dish ...
  • Guacamole with a Dutch streak

    This hearty guacamole works great with toast or serves as a dip for corn chips. It is a pretty rich appetizer: avocado contains around 20% vegetable oil and the cheese also contributes fat.   Origin of avocado The avocado has its origin in ...
  • Scallops, peas and meat topped with Iberico ham

    First encountered in a tapas restaurant, this is a flavorful and aesthetically good looking dish. Use fresh scallops if you can.  The art Parts of this dish can be prepared ahead of time or could even be a left-over of another dish. I sometimes ...
  • Beef (Tongue) Croquettes and bitter balls

    It is thought that Dutch house wives in the 19th century invented this dish to prevent beef left overs got wasted. In the rather egalitarian and liberal Dutch society, the receptions offered by overseas consulates and embassies on the occasion of ...
  • Poached, juicy chicken, south chinese style

    It is this dish that shows what poaching can do to keep meat juicy and the skin springy and textured. No wonder virtually everyone in China is familiar with this wonderful dish. Origin One of the famous traditional South Chinese dishes offered at ...
  • Thin crusted pizza

     Pizza is an example of covered flatbreads that have been developed over many centuries in many regions. Origin Generally, Naples in Italy is regarded as the cradle of pizza making as we know it today. In 1807 Naples had already 54 pizzeria’s. ...
  • Pate de Campagne with duck

    Making pate is fun. Discover the countryside in yourself and make something much more tasty than you can find from any grocery shop (perhaps in France you may find charcuteries that come pretty close!). The art of making pate de campagne There are ...