To cut a long story short, …

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… because it would take you to my favourite city in the world (Venice), via the biggest rip-off in the world (Harry´s Bar with yet the coolest bar furniture in the world (google it), to a better place to eat in my most loved city (“Polpo“), to my best friend who gave me 2 of the best cooking books in the world, “Harry´s Bar cookbook“,  and “Polpo“, in which I found the ultimate method to prepare my favourite food (at least for the moment).Because that story would be rather long and YOU wouldn‘t want to hear it, we cut it short.

Asparagus & Anchovy butter.

Honestly I´ve been preparing this now for a week, every day.
My chirldren hate me.
They consider adopting other mothers.
That´s how delicious this is.


125g butter
12 brown (good quality!!) Anchovies
1/2 garlic clove
pinch of chilli flakes
6 basil leaves
1kg Asparagus (yes the white works even better than the green, just doesn´t look so good in the pictures)
1 handful thinly shaved Parmesan

Put the garlic, the basil, the anchovies, chilli and butter in a food processor and blend. Alternatively you can use Pestle and mortar, but…
not you, the butter, id… 

I steam my Asparagus, always, but if you don‘t have a steamer boil it. If you over boil it letting the Asparagus become soggy and soft you shall NEVER be allowed to eat Asparagus again. Ever.

Place Spears on serving dish, place knobs of butter and top and scatter over Parmesan.
Serve hot!

Next week comes Eifelrennen…….

In a  BMW 2002 ti
keep your fingers crossed.

That’s why.

Don’t ask. That story would just be too long. Just keep them crossed..



  1. Petra P. says:

    Fingers crossed!
    And thank you for the fish.

  2. Daniel K. says:

    Viel Glück Yellow Porsche Killer!

  3. Marqueee says:

    Fingers crossed! Great Logo, BTW!

  4. Wilhelm says:

    I want the asparagus. I always get overboiled, soggy, limp (that’s the most suitable word) aspergus.
    Very entertaining writing, comme d’habitude, Gaby!

  5. Arneyb says:

    Due to the fact that I am an absolute idiot in the kitchen, I wont overboil the asparagus… I will come to Your house and let myself be invited.
    Good luck next week, keep that yellow little bastard in one piece this time.

  6. Franc says:

    Gaby you rock!

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