Friday, April 29, 2011

Kohlrabi and pecorino soup

A couple of weeks ago I bought two kohlrabis at my local farmers market.
Since I never had kohlrabi before, I did some research and found a recipe for a kohlrabi and pecorino soup.  I adapted the recipe from the book ‘Zoete en hartige heerlijheden’ (sweet and savoury delights) by Kirsten Eckhart en Jan Willem Hendricks form the Amsterdam based restaurant Gartine.

For me this soup is a keeper: once cooked the kohlrabi may have quite a strong cabbage smell, but the flavour is much more subtle and it combines perfectly well with the salty sharpness of the pecorino cheese.

2 kohlrabis
4 medium potatoes
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
2 medium onions, diced
A bunch of parsley, finely chopped
Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste
30 ml olive oil
Pecorino to taste

Heat the olive oil in a heavy based pan and add the onions and garlic. Turn the heat down, place the lid on the pan and fry for about 10 minutes, until the onions have softened but not browned.
In the mean time peel the kohlrabi and potatoes and cut into a 2cm dice. Add the kohlrabi, potatoes, parsley and stock and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for about 30 minutes, until all the ingredients are cooked, and blend in a blender or food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with some freshly grated pecorino and chopped parsley.


Welcome to Emma's Homemade. Wow, there it finally is: my first post on my first food blog. I'm so excited! I've been planning to start this blog for such a long time, but since I am such a perfectionist I never did, and kept postponing it. But today I decided I've waited long enough and just had to get started!

I started this blog to meet new people who share the same love for food and maybe even people who struggle with the same food-related problems as I do.
I am allergic to cow's milk, wheat (spelt, rye etc. are fine) and strawberries and I mainly do eat vegetarian, since I am very picky about my meat (where it comes from, how it's slaughtered etc.) and fish.
All these things make cooking a challenge and especially for the people who are cooking for me. I hope to inspire people with the same troubles or the ones that don't know what to cook if someone like me stays over for dinner.

I try to make everything I eat myself, not only do I think it's fun, but also because you can decide by yourself what you put in it and make it as healthy or unhealthy as you desire.

I am looking forward to share all of my favourite recipes for homemade goodies with you!

Love, Emma