Last week’s snowfall presented the perfect opportunity for me to try out a new menu item. The result: a Bacon Lovers’ Erlebnis — that’s German for Experience — that brings together the best of all worlds! Hearty flavor, that spoons perfectly with rice and white beans.
One of the Bacon Lovers in my life is totally into this!
So, what’s in the Bacon Lovers’ Erlebnis? It basically looks like the picture above, but it tastes like an amazing Italian amatriciana. So, here’s your list of ingredients:
Speck (Schweinsfleisch aus der CH)
Onions / Zwiebeln
Tomato Sauce (Remind me to tell you about my recipe book!)
Fresh herbs / Frische kräutern
Have you seen my cookbook?
I have a little cookbook out and ready for download. It’s called 5 Easy Chef Luna Recipes. You can access it by clicking here, or on the image furthr below.
In it, I share the following five easy recipes:
A delicious Cabbage Saladrecipe, one of my most popular dishes back in the United States
Asian-style Green Beans, which is a healthy alternative to the french fry
Gambas al ajillo, one of my favorite easy-as-hell, show-stopping dishes
A dependable Tomato Sauce recipe, which serves as an important flavor basis for any dish, including spaghetti, of course. (This tomato sauce is THE secret ingredient to the Bacon Lovers’ Erlebnis speck-tacularness!)
Banana Brot, an easy recipe that delivers again and again
One of the things I love about this little booklet is that each recipe has a hyperlink that sends you directly to a YouTube video. So, you have all the ingredients and a brief description on one page, but you can see the recipe in action! Just click on the link in the image below!
I spent the holiday season with my lovely one developing and producing this little recipe book for you.
It’s a small book that include five easy recipes that people have asked me to show them how to prepare. But I’m most excited about this next little thing!
5 Easy Chef Luna Recipes also includes…
I’m very excited about the beautiful photographs my wife has taken over the years. This booklet is attractive and can be viewed on your smartphone, tablet, or it can be printed out. But I’m most excited about this:
Each recipe has an accompanying video. So, you can watch the video to “see” how I implement the recipes. There are links throughout the book, which will take you directly to the YouTube video I produced just for you.
So, if you click the graphic above, or click this link, just type in your email address. You will immediately be directed to a page where you can download the recipe book.
My goal is that you have fun with these, and that, maybe, you find your joy and creativity in your own cooking!
Let me know how it goes for you!
I had a thought while shooting these videos. How about you let me know about your favorite recipe? Or a recipe that’s been giving you a hard time. After my decades on the line, I have learned a few tricks and techniques that might help you get past your hurdles. I would love to shoot a video for you — dedicated to you! So, let me know!
It has been a great couple of weeks so far. New customers have come by to check out the lunchtime grab-n-go, and some known customers have swung by to say hi. Thank you for your support!
Not only have these first two weeks been about opening the doors, seeing who will stop by, and sales — but they have also been about aligning the operations. Some main areas of focus have been:
1) Establishing a menu and ensuring consistency in execution — and, more importantly, FLAVOR. My goal is that your dish is tasty and delicious every time!
2) Ensuring little to NO food waste every day. Believe it or not, this is a consideration that happens at the front end of the operational planning. I am hatching up some marketing ideas to make sure I never end a day with surplus.
3) Keeping the pricing crazy low. People ask me all the time whether I can make a living at these prices. Sure, I can — as long as I have the support from buying customers. 🙂 At the same time, I don’t cook because I have to, or because it’s my job — this is what I love doing. I love handling the challenges of food waste and maximizing flavor, delivering the most lunch at the lowest price that I can.
I get excited every day when I walk to the little restaurant at Schützenstrasse 10, Winterthur. I am loving the signs, the new decor, and it makes me happy to start a day not knowing who will walk through my door next!