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1000 Posts in 5 Years

Today exactly five years ago, I posted for the first time to announce the birth of this blog to the world. My mission was then and continues to be to “strive to share every single interesting experience with respect to food and wine” with you all. The blog hasn’t been just about sharing, but also for … Continue reading

The Bitter Truth About Kaffir Limecello

The Bitter Truth About Kaffir Limecello

My mission statement for this blog is that “I strive to share every single interesting experience with respect to food and wine.” This also includes my failures in the kitchen, so that we can all benefit from them. I love making homemade limoncello, because it is so much better than store-bought. After the success of substituting … Continue reading

Homemade Bergamocello

Homemade Bergamocello

Do you like Earl Grey tea? Did you know that this tea is flavored with the essential oil from the skin of bergamot orange? My homemade limoncello is a very popular digestif with my dinner guests. When I saw bergamot oranges, I thought it would be nice to try to make bergamocello rather than limocello … Continue reading

3rd Anniversary of StefanGourmet.com!

3rd Anniversary of StefanGourmet.com!

Today exactly three years ago I started this blog. It was not something I had thought about for a long time, but a decision to just give it a go to see where it would end. Well, it hasn’t ended yet and instead it has become difficult to imagine life without food blogging. Without exaggerating … Continue reading

The “Shanghai Chicken” Project

The “Shanghai Chicken” Project

Recently I received an e-mail from Clayton (author of the first and so far only guest post on this blog). He wrote: “Yesterday I went to my favorite inexpensive Chinese restaurant here in San Francisco. It is called the Bamboo Restaurant. I ordered my favorite dish: Shanghai Chicken with Pine Nuts and greens. I took … Continue reading

Test – Scheduled Post

Dear readers, Recently I have noticed a decreased number of visits, likes, and comments on my blog. I have also noticed that some of my posts (and some of others) do not show up in the WordPress.com reader. My theory is that these two phenomena are connected. Could you please like this post or leave … Continue reading

Test – Unscheduled post

Dear readers, Recently I have noticed a decreased number of visits, likes, and comments on my blog. I have also noticed that some of my posts (and some of others) do not show up in the WordPress.com reader. My theory is that these two phenomena are connected. Could you please like this post or leave … Continue reading

Food Blogging Without Boundaries

On the 1st anniversary of StefanGourmet.com I wrote “ I would love for all of my blogging friends to meet and go on a big cooking spree together, but alas that’s not going to happen with the distances involved.” Conor from ConorBofin.com then responded “Your cook-up idea appeals.” And now, less than three months later, he is here with ‘the wife’ visiting … Continue reading

1 Year StefanGourmet.com!

On November 30, 2011, at 11:07am I posted for the first time on this blog, explaining why I had decided to start blogging. Now, exactly one year later (with a little help from WordPress’s scheduling feature), I am looking back on a wonderful year of food blogging. What I didn’t realize when I started, is … Continue reading

Got tickets for Alinea!!!

I am so excited, because we will be in Chicago only one day in September and I’ve just managed to purchase tickets for dinner at Alinea for that very evening! So you can expect a full review with pictures after September 7. (I don’t know how soon, because we will be travelling in areas where … Continue reading

You had two chances… or is it seven?

There are quite a number of awards circulating in the blogosphere. Liebster Blog, The Versatile Blogger, the Very Inspiring Blogger award, the Sunshine award, the Kreativ Blogger award, and probably some more that I haven’t heard of. Most of these require someone who is nominated for the award to nominate 5 others, or 7, or … Continue reading

Liebster award

Conor nominated me for the Liebster award. Thanks, Conor! “The rules are that the winners have to pay forward to other people whose sites are worth the recognition. If they accept the award, they should: thank the person who nominated them; nominate five other favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers, and copy/paste the Liebster … Continue reading

Why a blog?

I’ve always enjoyed sharing my enthusiasm for cooking, good food and wine with others. It gives me a big thrill when my sharing leads to someone trying something new or developing an interest for wine or cooking. I’ve had a home page on the internet since 1995, where I’ve shared some of my recipes almost from … Continue reading