Author Archives: rurikia

Book Review: The Birdwoman’s Palate

The Birdwoman’s Palate Pamuntjak, Laksmi translated by Tsao, Tiffany Amazon Crossing, 2018 Aruna is a consulting expert on Avian flu in Jakarta and, with an up-and-coming chef as a regular visitor and a food critic as a good friend, seriously … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Men

Winter Men Kold, Jesper, translated by Semmel, K.E. Amazon Crossing, 2016 Karl and Gerhard are two brothers in Hamburg trying to make use of their positions as sons of a wealthy factory owner to emerge from the shadows of World … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Festival food – Italian sausage with peppers and onions and fried dough with pizza sauce.

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You can sometimes go back – returning to Hamburg after 23 years

In the summer of 1995 I completed a study abroad year at the Universität Hamburg. I recall crossing the Elbe the last time and feeling a sense of relief at leaving the city behind me as I headed south in … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A slight modification on the traditional Black Forest cake at a cafe in Calw.

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Random Food of the Day

Corned Beef and Veg straight out of the InstantPot

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Random Food of the Day

  Homemade sourdough bread ready for the oven

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