ein bisschen Welt in unserem Haus / a bit of the world in our house

(English version follows below)

Das Tolle an Besuch ist ja, dass man sich immer ein Stückchen Welt in sein Zuhause holt. So ganz ohne weit weg fahren zu müssen. So war es auch letzte Woche, und weil der Besuch sogar für uns kochen wollte, kamen wir in den Genuss eine echten kulinarischen Highlights: Molokhia. Für uns bis jetzt völlig unbekannt (auf der Packung stand als deutsche Übersetzung schlicht und ergreifend “Maul”, was uns nichts sagte, aber wir fanden raus, dass es sich um die langkapselige Jutepflanze handelt.). Zusammengefasst gab es also Reis (mit kleinen frittierten Nudeln drinnen) mit Hühnchen und Juteblättern.

Total lecker! Und mal wieder ein erstes Mal!

Vielleicht sollten wir ab jetzt die Tradition einführen, dass jeder Besuch an einem Abend sein Lieblingsgericht kocht. Da lernt man so leckere Rezepte kennen! Oder wir machen einen internationalen Kochabend einmal pro Monat. Denn die Große fand Molokhia auch sehr lecker! Der einzige Haken an dem Gericht: die Vorbereitung dauert über zwei Stunden.


The great thing about having guests is that you always get the chance to have a bit of the world at home without actually travelling yourself. Like last week when we had a full house again. And since our guests were determined to cook for us, we had the great pleasure to enjoy a new culinary highlight: Mulukhiyah. So far, we had never heard of it (and the translation on the box simply said “mallow” which didn’t enlighten us either. But we checked and it’s dried jute). It was rice (with little fried noodles in it) with chicken and, well, jute.

Extremely delicious!! Not only for us, but also for the children! And yet another first!

Maybe we should start a new tradition: each guest is invited to cook his favorite dish on one day. That way, we could experience so many good receipes. Or we’ll do an official international evening once a month (additionally to all the pizza, pasta, quiche and so on ;-)). I’ll keep you posted.

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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