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Viennese Spiced Guglhupf

A post-script to the (pre-)Christmas time, something to think about… a pre-script to a recipe?

Christmas Time. When Europe Remembers Spices

Spices are easy to find now and cheap; you just go into the next supermarket. Nothing speaks to the special…

A Breakfast Visit to a Rural Market in Hunan

Same procedure as every summer, when visiting the in-laws in rural Hunan: We go for a walk through the local…

Eating Lotus Seeds

In late summer in China, lotus is blooming. It is a pretty sight – and a time, as the seeds…

Of Cacao and Chocolate: Ruby, Blonde – and Real

Chocolate may be the most misunderstood of democratized luxuries. Some of the recent innovation, especially with “Ruby Cacao,” in this…

Misunderstanding Chilli: The Case of Jamie Oliver’s Jerk

Cultural appropriation, once again, finds itself in the discussion thanks to Jamie Oliver’s (ready-made, apparently) “Jerk Rice”. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. In England,…

Two Views of Tsukiji Market 2: The Outer Market

You hear of Tsukiji, you hear of the fish market and the tuna auction there. Famous as these are, it…

Market Monday: Tsukiji, Tokyo… 1997

Blogs, photos… everything today has to be the latest – or doesn’t it? I want to present the market of…

Lessons in Spice from Fazer Chocolates

It wouldn’t have to be chocolates from Fazer Suomi that could get us more aware of the role of sweets…

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