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500 years of German Beer Purity Law!

Tomorrow – the 23rd of April – is the official day of the German Beer! Why? Cause that is the day the German Purity Law was proclaimed, i.e. back the on the 23rd of April 1516. It says that German beer can only be brewed from hops, barley and water. Later yeast was added to this mix as well (back then they were not yet able to produce yeast). The German beer brewer association prouds itself that this is the oldest, still maintained food purity law in the world (is that correct? Comment, if not!). And tomorrow, it will have been in place for 500 years – yeah! So, how is this date getting celebrated? Obviously, in Germany a lot. Every single beer brewery opens their doors to offer insight tours that day, hands out beers for free, offers ballon rides, etc. In Munich, for example, they are building a fountain of beer from which people can take drinks for free. For an overview of events – click here, here, here, here or here! (links are …

Cacti Sales Pop Up

Love hurts. But we do love the little green in our kitchen and apartments. Some time ago, I wrote about some elaborate new indoor farming system that is conquering the world. Yet, let’s face it – most of us are damn lazy gardeners – not even speaking about farming. Thanks Good, there are plants out there that do not mind our unreliability: cacti! In fact, a cactus – a little green cactus – can be your best friend. Friendly, with some edgy shapes that scream out to the world: ‘I’ve got character’, it is there in your kitchen sparkling in all its green glory! At Bitte Coffeehouse & süße griechische Kleinigkeiten in Berlin  you will find a place where cacti are very much appreciated. Knowing that – concerning cacti – all that is missing for someone to get one is the right stimulus, they are hosting this Saturday a Pop-up Store for cacti and suculents! In fact, they are advertising that this will be the place where you can really get the weirdest cacti with …

Villa Ratatouille in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is definetly the labtop bag among the German towns: practical, condensed, and rather sporty than beautifull. Around every 10years, half of its population is substituted by new immigrants. That makes this town sometimes a bit anonymous, especially for all the expats, yuppies and other career-starters that moved into the city to find their luck. You are not alone! A vibrant scene of local creatives is constantly trying to figure out how to entertain you! Especially, a vibrant culinary event scene offers quite pleasent distractions from daily routine. Check them out and mark everything you like in your calendar. Among the prime targets any creative event maker has in Frankfurt is of course to hold an event in the area of the Frankfurt main train station. This infamous area is cursed by prostitution, organized crime, and drug addicts. Thus, it is a very ‘authentic’ place and has gained the attention of the local Hispter scene – leading to the opening of quite a number of Hipster bars in that area. The newest big thing: Villa …

19th of January 2015 – – –

…is the date that Sweden will see its first all vegeterian cooking show to be airing. A historic date, given that Swedes – maybe I am predjudiced – are either notoriously lazy to cook, or just love their meat. But, just like in the rest of the world, veganism and vegeterianism gain influence. More about the social importance of this event you can read here. The hostesses, Elenore Bendel Zahn and Karoline Jönsson, run by the way their own food blogs – in English and Swedish, respectively.

Last call – get those bottles of champagne now!

What are you doing the morning of the 31st? Well, in case you are hosting a new years eve party – this is your last chance of getting some bottles of sparkling wine. Cause – guess what! – this year, just like the years before, new champagne cocktail fashions have appeared on the scene that are just too tempting to be ignored. After all, its always best to prepare several different types of those, cause experience taught me it is the safest way to keep the guests entertained and get them drunk quickly enough so that they don‘t ask for entertainment anymore. No, don‘t get me wrong, champagne cocktails are really an art and in no way a cheap road to eternal headache the next day. This year‘s trendsetter for champagne cocktail recipes is ‚goodie mother‘ with a rosemary mix: But it is always worth going back in time, i.e. to the year 2008, to seek additional inspiration from e.g. ‚Noble Pig‘ – all in orange: In 2014, 2013, and 2012, our lives were enriched …

The Best Food Porn 2015

With a day and some hours remaining till the new year, it is time to waste some minutes on things that really don‘t matter before focusing on the important issues in life again; let‘s talk about food porn! In contrast to general photography, no official gremium(/-a) exist(s) that elect the most relevant shots of the last year (if you are interested in general photography awards, look for example here, here, and here). However, the food porn movement is starting to get there. Last year, the Berlin food week in end of September/ beginning of October picked ‚food porn‘ for the first time as its theme. A date you should mark in your calendar for 2016, as it is gonna be repeated! As part of the fair, the best food porn photographs get awarded. Among the winners was – as reported by EyeEm – ‚yinyin‘ with his picture of grilling fish: Also,  also this contribution by ‚urban poetry‘ made it among the top selection: Now, of course, determining the best food porn is tricky , as …

Stay informed thanks to ‘Good Food Ireland’

New in Ireland? All-time homie? Or are you planning whether to hope over to the Ireland for some lovely holiday experience? Well, in any case, ‘Good Food Ireland’ is here to help you get to know Ireland using all of your senses. Their constantly updated event calendar brings together a colourful range of quality-checked food events – including wine tastings, butter making courses, special events at bar and restaurants, all types of cooking classes as well as many other things. So, go ahead and stay updated!