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Pig’s Stomach (Pfälzer Saumagen): a specialty from the Pfalz

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What sounds a bit disconcerting for the non-connoisseur is actually a local German specialty from the Pfalz region that even statesman like Margaret Thatcher, Michail Gorbatchew, Francois Mitterand and Ronald Reagan were to indulge. In fact Germany’s former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is a big fan of the specialty and traditionnaly invited all his stateguests to a restaurant were his beloved Saumagen is celebrated with pride.
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Geneva Food Pics

Just to be consistent in time I have to put up those very few pics of my time spent in Geneva for the Car Show. Time for looking up nice restaurants was quite limited. But at least one nice Risotto found its way onto our palates

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Yes the Geneva Car Show is slightly more glamorous than others in the world Read the rest of this entry »

Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory, Brooklyn

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Picture courtesy of Tom Selby

While surfing through various wine and food pages this afternoon, I stumbled on this beautiful photo report of the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn, New York. They claim to be New York’s only “bean to bar” chocolate manufacturers – meaning that they process the whole chocolate beans at first in order to extract the precious cocoa butter before they confect chocolate specialties.
Tom Selby’s pictures capture the unique work atmosphere at their factory in a nearly mystical way. You would nearly have the impression they’re from a past century where passion, talent and experience were the essential success factors and not some high tech machines from our modern times. Of course the long beards and stoic expression of the 2 brothers inevitably fit into such a picture.
But whatever way those photos are being interpreted – they definitely catch one’s attention.

Categories: Food,Misc,New York

Best Curry Ever – Photo Recipe Puzzle !

Aqil made a delicious “British Curry” as he calls it. I don’t remember all steps and ingredients but maybe you can figure it out from the pics.

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Hmm… Cumin seeds, cilantro, chilis, crushed garlic..

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Yoghurt, Bay leafs… Read the rest of this entry »

Yeah!

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Let me introduce you to Daisy and Donald, leading performers of a pre-Christmas dinner (already!) with friends. Stuffed with chestnuts, red-wine-marinated-prunes and cranberries, accompanied with Port-wine-sauce, and with traditional Blaukraut (red cabbage) and Semmelknödel (bread dumplings) on the side they were quite tasty. Yeah! Can’t hide my pride! :=)

Categories: Food

Paris Impressions

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Intense apéro-White wine over the roofs of Paris
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Latenight-Earlymorning snack at Hippo Read the rest of this entry »

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