August 30th, 2011
Category: Ice Cream
My name is Ute, I am a frozen yoghurt addict.
This is the reason why I actually entered Harrods on a Saturday afternoon, as I found out that the frozen yoghurt shop closest to me at this point was at the 4th floor ofÂ this every reasonable person’s nightmare.
But I did it, I managed to pass the statue Dodi and Diana without throwing up, did not kill any of the people blocking the escalators and managed to pass the designer shoe sales without bankruptcy.
And all this for some bland, overpriced frozen yoghurt! Read more... (358 words, 4 images, estimated 1:26 mins reading time)
August 14th, 2011
Category: Cooking Class
Reiko Hashimoto is an impressive Japanese lady that I met on several food related occasions (she for example helped The London Foodie Luiz with the Grazing Asia Supper Club) and I was thrilled to be invited to one of her Gourmet Japanese Cooking Classes in Wimbledon. Read more... (915 words, 10 images, estimated 3:40 mins reading time)
August 7th, 2011
There a few Austrian pastries more popular and well-known all over the world than Viennese Apfelstrudel (apple strudel). Few people know that Apfelstrudel is actually related to the Turkish Baklava and found its way to Austria during the many centuries of the Austrian Habsburg Empire’s expansion. The oldest Strudel recipe can be tracked back as far as 1696.
Apfelstrudel is very easy to make and apart from tasting delicious, it makes the whole house smell of the gorgeous aroma of baked apples and cinnamon. You can serve it fresh from the oven, still warm either plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It also tastes great cold and it is traditionally often eaten with whipped cream or vanilla sauce. Read more... (430 words, 4 images, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
August 6th, 2011
I feel really flattered that the much admired Skinny Bib has nominated me to take part in Tripbase’s My 7 Links challenge. The idea behind this is to unit bloggers from all walks of life and throughout different blog topics by making them choose their 7 links in the areas expanded on below and posting them.
I am not sure how you, my dear readers, feel about this, but for me this was a chance to go back to my old blog posts, re-read them again and reminisce about food, travels and events that I was lucky enough to experience since the birth of my blog 1 year and 3 months ago.
So…. here we go….
1. My Most Beautiful Post
This one is easy. I have posted about exceptional food and amazing places, but there is one location that epitomizes the essence of beauty more than anything else that I have seen in the past years, and this is Kyoto.Â I expressed my deep admiration in the post:Â KYOTO (Japan) â€“temples and tempura.Never before have I experienced a place so full of grace and delicate beauty: enchanting temples and shrines, picturesque landscapes, incredible attention to details in presentation of food and drinks, handsome people andÂ beautifully craftedÂ gardens.
I didn’t have my new camera yet when I went to Japan, so the pictures could be better, but I hope you can still feel something of the admiration that I have experienced for this grand Japanese city. Read more... (968 words, 3 images, estimated 3:52 mins reading time)