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Swiss Phil

Swiss Phil
Home Town: Bromley, Kent, England, U.K.
Living In: Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Wine Tasting
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Aug. 14, 2011 7:00 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2012 7:58 am
Well folks, So here we go with some more (hopefully rivetting) information. This year we have had a funny summer - very hot back in April and May, but not that much sun after the vegetables were planted. This year, my tomatoes just aren't developing as well as they did last year. Last year… MORE
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About this Cook
Currently unemployed, I spend a lot of time researching food and foodstuffs, and keeping my working wife happy. I also ski, write novels, watch sport and get bored on a treadmill. Stumbled across this site on the 1st Feb. Seems pretty good.
My favorite things to cook
Roast Beef and the trimmings, Fish of various sorts, Soups, Stews, Casseroles, Stir Fry, Chicken Liver Parfait, Salmon Tartare, and on and on and on. Every August, I do a nine course meal for friends (12 of them) with appropriate wines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family....cook....HA!
My cooking triumphs
My August meals.
My cooking tragedies
Placing my bare hand on a hot ceramic field on the stove. Failed Yorkshire puddings when the gas went off in the middle of cooking a roast dinner. Slicing the top of my finger off when slicing Courgettes (Zucchini) on a mandolin - thus inventing a new dish which I called "Raw meat with red courgettes"
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Zucchini e Pomodori Gratinati (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin)
I am the author of this recipe and I am a little upset that the description of how to present this dish is being misunderstood. The idea is to have the food arranged in alternating stripes of colours. Why? Because this is supposed to represent the Italian Flag. Stripes of green followed by stripes of white, followed by stripes of red. So take your zukes, lean them up against the wall of the baking dish and create an entire row of green - then lean a row of cheese against this, then a row of tomato ----- simple. It is NOT supposed to be layered from top to bottom. See some of the earlier pictures - 15, 20 and 26 at the moment.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2014
The Real Mojito
This tastes fine

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2014
Wilted Spinach
I found fresh young spinach in the wholesalers on Saturday, so bought 2 huge bags (that's a total of over 5 pounds!) and we have been eating it since (it is now Thursday) in various forms. I decided to check out AR recipes for somethng different for last evening meal. Selected this one because I had all the ingredients to hand. My only trouble with this recipe is that it has caused marital strife, as my wife asked me why I had waited so long before doing this for her! We had it as a side with grilled Lamb filets and loved that simple meal.

30 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2011
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