Category Archives: Drinks & Foods

Cheesecake – A lifestyle dessert with tradition

Whether Hamburg, New York, Paris, Athens or Cape Town, cheesecake is one of the most popular cake varieties worldwide. Everyone claims to have invented the cheesecake, everyone claims to know how to bake the best cheesecake. You can order it in gourmet restaurants, in-cafes, the business class of renowned airlines but also in motorway service…
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Abalone – When gourmet greed for white gold turns the poor into criminals

Under the poorest of circumstances, South Africa’s illegal abalone divers live in small villages dotted along the Cape’s coastline. More than 4000 years ago, their ancestors already fished the seas for abalone, the protein-rich snail meat representing one of their staple foods. However, since Asian gourmets discovered their passion for the ‘white gold’ and the…
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A sweet journey around the world

Christmas cookies and cakes - Soetkoekies, gingerbread, Mailänderli, Turrón de Navidad and more It is never harder to resist those tempting sweet treats than during Christmas time. When the scent of cinnamon, vanilla and delicious spices lies in the air around pastry shops, anyone with a sweet tooth gets excited. As diverse as the various…
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Tapas: Travel to the Flavour of Spain

Tapas are a type of aperitivo, or appetiser, usually eaten with beer, wine or cider. They can be cold, hot, served on toast, or in clay pots, and many establishments have house specialities. Although they are meant to whet the appetite before lunch or in the late afternoon, if you end up eating lots they…
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