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Delicacies

Eating Out In Krakow …

WOW, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT, did you? Krakow is the gourmet center of Eastern Europe! In 2019 it will be awarded the title „European Capital of Gastronomy Culture“, and Marcin Filipkiewicz, the chef at the Hotel „Copernicus“, received the honor of being „Chef of the Future“ already. All in all, the town can boast about … Weiterlesen »

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SPICES I Break The Boycott for Iranian Saffron!

OH, IT’S SO INCREDIBLE EXPENSIVE! Well, they harvest cheaper Saffron nowadays in Spain, there is even an international „Fake Trade“, but by far the best still comes from the Iranian province of Khorasan. Saffron from there will cost you ca. 5000 Euro or US$ 5500 per kilo (= 1000 grams). They produce 3 different kinds, called … Weiterlesen »

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FOOD Ever Heard Of The TRUESCHE?

I CONFESS, I DIDN’T KNOW IT! Nobobody I know had any idea that this sweet water delicacy existed so close – in the Swiss Lakes. And that there are still fishermen who go for the TRÜSCHE – and before they catch one, it’s sold already to gourmets!!! The facts: It’s the only lake- and river … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS Five o’clock With Nelson Mandela

THERE IS AN SURPRISING, ALMOST SECRET STORY about South Africas first black President: When Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after 28 years in prison and was shipped to Capetown, he went missing for over an hour. Where was he? Sipping tea with his shoes off in a quiet suburban home! In memory of … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS What The Hell Is A „Abu Hamed“?

YEAH, MANY PEOPLE KNOW what Abu Hamed is: a dusty town in the Sudan. But how to you mix a drink which is called „Abu Hamed“? What’s the recipe? And what has the town Abu Hamed to do with the drink „Abu Hamed“? Questions over questions, and scores of erudite people have tried to solve … Weiterlesen »

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RESTAURANTS Stone Age Kitchen – yummy!

                    WAS CAVEMAN SO STRONG BECAUSE HE ATE SO HEALTHY? Was „Oetzi“ such an athlete because he digested better food then we do? Are we eating too much, too diversified and too many comes-tibles, our bodies don’t need? No more questions, let’s find out! A new … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS A New Champagne Recipe!

I KNEW, THAT HE WAS AN AMUSING WRITER. But I didn’t know that he was a world class gourmet, this Briton Evelyn Waugh! Then I found how he transformed – with an ingenious trick – his Champagne glass into a kind of cocktail drink. I followed him and it was gorgeous! This is the Waugh … Weiterlesen »

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GASTRONOMY The Oldest Osteria On Earth!

If you ever come close to this beautiful Italian town, save an evening and ca. 30 Euro (=  US$ 40) for the Osteria „Al Brindisi“. I went there some 50 years ago and came back recently – into a restaurant which hadn’t changed a bit, and hadn’t probably for a couple of 100 years! Imagine … Weiterlesen »

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DELICACIES Can Ice Cream Be A Lamp?

The name is unpretentious: „Cornetto“. But it’s not the usual one. This cornetto is produced by the „Culinary Art Company Bompas & Parr“ in Bristol (England). Well, it looks like ice cream, you lick it like ice cream, it tasts like ice cream, but switch the light off and your scoop is a torch! The … Weiterlesen »

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