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About Allthatcooking

We are an Icelander living in Sweden and New England Yankee living in Virginia who share not only a great friendship but also a passion for world food. Our particular interest lies in the types of dishes that bring people together at celebrations and during holidays. When we take an occasional break from working on our global cookbook, we post on what is now a side project - our blog . Visit us at www.allthatcooking.com

Pâte Brisée

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 Pâte Brisée Pâte Brisée is the ideal dough for pâte, pies, tarts and quiche. The key to making this rich, crisp crust is using cold butter and ice  water. Oli used a stand mixer this time, but you can use a food … Continue reading

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Kuli-Kuli (Spicy Peanut Treats)

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    Snow Day Challenge It doesn’t take much snow in Virginia Beach to close the city.  A couple of recent snow days allowed us to leisurely peruse cook books, our own library of recipes and of course, cooking blogs.  … Continue reading

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Savory Cheese Pie

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 Comfort Food It’s c-c-c-cold out there.  The blizzard skirted New York, but my family and friends in New England got hit pretty hard.  Here in Virginia Beach we awakened to snow as well, but it stuck to the lawns and … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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 Dessert First We’re starting the new year with dessert.  Why not?   Oli’s vanilla bean panna cotta is divine.  It’s a creamy, light, luxurious yet delicately silky custard that’s not too sweet.  And because his recipe makes half cup servings, it’s relatively guilt … Continue reading

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Chicken Galantine

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 In With the New I’m always learning new cooking techniques from Oli.  I love the fact that he always manages to simplify what sounds like a complicated and intimidating technique. Take today’s recipe for galantine.  What? Make forcemeat and galantine?  … Continue reading

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Saffransbullar Swedish Saffron Christmas Bread

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 Just a Twist of the Dough December 13, St. Lucia Day,  marks the official start of the Christmas season in Sweden. The aroma of Lussekatter, fragrant saffron buns studded with raisins permeates the air. Throughout Sweden people meet for breakfast, brunches … Continue reading

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A Thank You Note

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Life is good.  We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are enjoying a lovely, long holiday weekend. We were talking the other day and Oli pointed out that 2 years ago on November 29, we hit the publish button … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving week we are taking a break so that we can prepare for Thursday’s feast. Food is truly an expression of community spirit and as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner we will say thank you to … Continue reading

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