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All Posts from September, 2010

5 year anniversary! :P

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So last weekend my blog turned 5 ! And actually I wouldn’t even have realized it, didn’t I flip through my archives last week way back to the first post. Anyway, so I was in Berlin for the weekend doing some sight-seeing in our lovely capital and stopped by for a quick hello at Martin’s Berlin Riesling Cup 2010 event which was just going on.

And what luck, I just arrived at the right time participating for 2 flights that contained the top 3 wines of the evening! Happy Birthday to me I thought when I left, and thanks of course to Martin who’s probably the most relaxed wine lover I know.
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Die Köche und die Sterne – Les Cuisiniers et les Étoiles

Eine sehr empfehlenswerte Dokumentation von Lutz Hachmeister über Köche und Ihr Verhältnis zu Michelins’ Sterne-System. Sergio Hermann, Sven Elverfeld, René Redzepi und andere Star-Köche werden in Ihrem Umfeld beobachtet und befragt.

Un reportage très intéressant réalisé par Lutz Hachmeister sur les cuisiniers et leurs vues sur le système des étoiles du Guide Michelin. Sergio Hermann, Sven Elverfeld, René Redzepi et d’autres chefs stars sont suivis par les caméras et intérrogés.

Southern Rhône Blind Tasting

Last week it got as good as it can get for a wine geek. Not only did our hosts Eva and Nick cook a delicious dinner, but they also complotted a superb blind tasting of “Southern Rhône Reds” for us. But there was even more to come since after that “official program”, we indulged 2 extra bottles and the surprise effect wasn’t small.
Here are the wines in the order they were tasted. We only uncovered the bottles in the end after our verdicts.

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Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur

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When travelling and discovering new countries and cities, there’s always one place which is a must to go for me: the market. There you can instantly get an idea of the country’s culture, the way of life, preferences and of course local specialties.

Thus, if you happen to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you should plan a morning visit of the Chow Kit market (named after the neighborhood it is in). It is the biggest so called “wet market” in the city and far away from usual tourists paths. There you can also buy spices and dried chilies as a gift to bring home and if you have the opportunity to cook in Malaysia also very fresh and inexpensive fish and shrimp.

Just one advice: don’t wear your favorite shoes since the floor is quite “wet”. Here are my impressions from the last visit:

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Australian Verdelho – a Portuguese Grape discovered in Malaysia

Wine globalization creates some unexpected experiences for me. In fact, the first time I encounter the Portuguese grape Verdelho is in an Australian wine which we drunk in Malaysia.
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Asia’s revenge on Marco Polo :P

Seen on a menu in a small restaurant on the Malaysian countryside. Somehow Asia takes back a bit of what Marco Polo took to Italy. :=)

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