Category Archives: Drinks & Foods

Facts and curiosities about the king of crustaceans

Surely you are one of the gourmets who love lobster and enjoy this delicacy in many variations again and again. But did you know that there is a ‘lobster capital of the world’? Admittedly, the small town of Portland in the US state of Maine has given itself this melodious nickname, however, not without reason.…
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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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