suburban deli

Friday, 3 September 2010

grocery of the week

We're back!
New times blogging. New food culture to explore; the Swedish and the Sami food tradition locally from Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden.
And of course the food culture from the countries all our new friends are from.
But we miss the Australian way of shopping. Ica and Konsum are not so sexy really. But there are some delicatessen shops here which is good.

Grocery of the week:
Smoked and salted reindeer meat. Definitely 100% natural since the reindeer live a happy life semi-domesticated and mostly freely nature.

Preferably served with local crispy tunnbröd spiced with aniseed and fennel and horseradish cream. Other good accompaniments with the bread is Västerbottenost (the best Swedish cheese).

Monday, 7 June 2010

sandwich classic

Today i tried another bakery. Luxe in Newtown. Sourdoug bread, cheese, lots of smoked ham, dijon mustard and tomatoes. I have not had that classic combo for a while; a happy taste-return!
I bought a loaf of that bread to bring home and got a ciabatta for free. Funny. Maybe the revealing story of the history of ciabatta has made it unpopular? I am not really sure if thats the case though.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

bread reflection one: the secret life of ciabatta

The apparently 'traditional' Italian flat loaf, staple of the balsamic-swilling, sundried-scoffing crowd, is not what it claims to be. Robin Stummer investigates. continue reading

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

ginger desserts part 3

ginger gino

gino was invented in the 80-90s, in a legendary restaurant in stockholm. famous for its drunk actors and writers having a blast.

the original recipe lacks ginger. so does the genuine brulée tart's. non the less these desserts with ginger reaches another level.
another ingredient i love in gino and is not in the pa&co recipe is cherries, a lot of them. nectarines are alright too. i don't remember if i like gino more with or without white chocolate. i think some people would say that's the most important ingredient in the dish. i'm not really sweet on white chocolate but i can tell it is alright in this, for you that are unsure about the white chocolate.


for 4 persons
2 bananas
2 kiwi fruits
1 liter of strawberries
1 piece of ginger
1/5 dl raw sugar
1 dl desiccated coconut
(130 g grated white chocolate, put it in the fridge before you grate it)

serve with vanilla ice cream

1. oven 200 degrees, over heat / grill heat.
2. peel and chop the banana and kiwi fruit. put them and the berries in a baking pan.
3. grate the ginger finely, mix the ginger with sugar and desiccated coconut.
4. Strew the mixture on top of the fruit.
5. place in the oven for 3 - 10 minutes.

make sure the fruit is not boiling heavily or getting burnt. you can open the oven door to let a bit of the heat out.


Thursday, 29 April 2010

manakish/manousheh - Middle Eastern pizza

This is manakish - Lebanese pizza, one with za'atar and the other one is cheese and meat. Perfect to share to get the different flavours.

Za'atar is a mix of herbs and nuts. By googling it I find hundreds of different recipes. It is usually composed of thyme, oregano, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. And sometimes with other herbs and nuts. The taste is acidic, aromatic and salty, a lovely combination with the cheesy cheese and the lemon - chilli seasoned meat.

Very cheap and very nice! My favourite place to have it is a small lebanese pizza shop in Panania.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

today's breakfast

coffee and toasted sourdough bread with figs, cranberries and barberries.

Thursday, 22 April 2010


It´s almost the weekend!
It would be great to welcome it with this great lager from Bulgaria. unfortunatly I havn´t been able to find it here, or anywhere else outside of Bulgaria. I might have to start importing it myself.