Labor Day 2018: Grilled Ground Beef Cutlets

Happy Labor Day!  I hope this day that essentially marks the end of summer break will last forever and ever!!  This past summer seemed way too short, but we made sure to squeeze in our annual summer vacation.  Part of our vacation was spent hiking in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, which, by the […]

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Hussar-Style Beef in Mushroom Wine Sauce (Poland)

My daughter had an interesting history project learning about the Polish hussars.  They were an elite regimen in the Polish cavalry in the Crown Kingdom of Poland between the 16th and 18th centuries.  It was actually exiled Hungarians who introduced hussar horsemen to the Polish military.  At first, the regiments were small and only made up […]

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Beef Hot Pot (German – Westphalia)

According to food writer, Horst Scharfenberg in his classic cookbook, The Cuisines of Germany, the Beef Hot Pot, or “Pfeffer-Potthast,” is a traditional dish from Westphalia in Germany.  It hails back a few centuries ago–to the thirteenth century, but who’s counting. “Potthast” means flesh pot.  The English meaning kind of puts the dish in a […]

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