No calories whatsoever

Austrian cuisine is hearty. It’s mountain food: the sort of calorie intake that is allowed because you have just had a massive calorie outpouring climbing up and down the mountain. This is the savoury version – potato dumplings which, when cut open, reveal pork scratchings in a rich sauce, topped with crisp fried onions. Add …

Wine of the moment

One of my favourite grape varieties

Yum! Possibly not the most professional of tasting notes but this single vineyard Oregon Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley was gorgeous. Totally „a point“ (2017 vintage) and showing that wonderful rotty, undergrowth, sous-bois style that I love. To look at the wine, many would dismiss it: too light, too much browning, obviously not holding up …

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Chef meets chef

The professional chef world is a small one. Bernd met up with Andreu Genestra, Michelin starred chef in Palma de Mallorca. Andreu has worked with some of the world’s greatest chefs, with stints at Arzak and El Bulli, amongst others. His Aromata Restaurant in the heart of Palma’s old town is a low-key interpretation of …

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Was lange währt, wird gut (or all good things come to those who wait)

Endlich! Nach einer bedauerlich langen Corona-Pause geht es mit den legendären Kochkursen bei Lauterbach Schaap Profi-Küchenstudio mitten in Frankfurt am Main wieder los. Legendär, weil sie – und Bernd – zu einer Art Institution für die Feinschmecker in Frankfurt und Umgebung geworden sind. Hier ist jeder willkommen, der eine Leidenschaft für gute Zutaten, für das …

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Rieslings to be cheerful: the Nahe Valley

The Nahe Valley is one of the smallest of Germany’s thirteen wine-growing regions. Listen to Alison telling us about some of the Rieslings and other wines grown there from top grower, Martin Korrell of Weingut Korrell Johanneshof in Bad Kreuznach. The wines tasted are: Kirschheck Riesling, Paradies Riesling and Steinmauer (Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder & Chardonnay).