Lately, when it's not possible to go out and do much to relax, the food you cook — or the food you order if you're tired after a long day — is at least one way that you can spice up your day a bit; along with online events, a neighbourhood walk, or a vigorous high intensity interval training class online.
Spare your neighbours some of that stomping and techno music, though, and you'll quickly settle on how you can put together a satisfyingly homely evening. The first ingredient is warm, hearty food. Gravies and mild sauces, potatoes, stews, and roasted vegetables are all comfort foods that aide the cause of relaxation.
Then there's schnitzel. A truly great schnitzel will take a hunk of meat and elevate it from being plain and ordinary to something that's a tad audacious and festive. The act of giving it a crispy, fried exterior makes it a bit mischievous. Nevertheless, a good schnitzel has a batter that isn't too greasy. And texturally, it's not demanding, with the pork, chicken, or beef being tenderized in preparation.
Many countries claim to have the best schnitzel, or something similar to it.
(Read more: Estonian Life No. 29 2021 paber- and PDF/digi)
Written by Vincent Teetsov, Toronto