Alois van der Flucht

Project Potluck
Alois has a PhD in physics and loves to cook but doesn’t want his real name published on the Web so this is just a pseudonym. He also has a Web site with downloads of self–composed, self–played music at Alois van der Flucht. He writes: Mostly I cook spaghetti bolognese, that's easy and cheap. I love potatoes, – mostly eaten with butter, sometimes with some meat or perhaps with minute steaks with white pepper, pepper and a little salt. Sometimes I also start a large project with braised meat or filled beef roulades with potatoes or dumplings. (A roulade is a German dish consisting of a slice of meat rolled around a filling.) I love dumplings; pork roast with a crust is also very tasty, but I haven’t done this by myself yet. Most days I don’t eat much for lunch, I have more for breakfast now (this wasn’t the case previously, because I wasn’t hungry in the morning at all). Mostly I eat bread with butter and cold cuts such as sausage, salami, ham, gammon (gammon is a particular cut of bacon or ham), smoked fish such as salmon and trout (pretty new word), cheese such as Boursin, (I love Boursin, it’s available in the U.S. also in the deli! Boursin is a soft creamy cheese with a flavor and texture similar to cream cheese.) Swiss, Appenzeller (Appenzeller cheese is a hard cow's–milk cheese produced in the Appenzell region of northeast Switzerland), cavern cheese (cavern cheese is cave–aged cheese), Limburger, Harzer (Harzer cheese is a German sour milk cheese made from low fat curd cheese, which originates in the Harz mountain region.), Gorgonzola dolce (I love it. Dolce means "sweet" in Italian.), camembert, and a variety of cheese slices (The good ones; there are many bad ones in the U.S.). Sometimes I make a scalloped (new word) casserole out of sausage and cheese in the microwave oven. I like to make 2 soft eggs so that the yolk is still liquid but the white is solid. In the evening I eat the same thing, if I eat in the evening at all. Often I cook cheeseburgers for myself. The best thing to do is to not buy the pre–packed frozen meat but to buy fresh ground meat and to make flat cakes from them, mixed with a little white pepper and Worcester sauce and eaten with bread and cheese slices, tomatoe slices, salad slices, and a cocktail sauce ;–) made out of mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard, putting the meat, cheese, and bread scallopped together in the microwave and then scooped up to eat. A mess most of the time! At the present I’m eating only once a day.