Arne’s Fondant au Chocolat with Single Malt & Coffee – Arnes Fondant au chocolat mit Single Malt & Kaffee

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Lately, Arne came up with the idea of Single Malt pairing which he wanted to try in a chocolate dessert that he had discovered. I was most thrilled to give it a try since I love Scotland’s most beautiful present to the world, and of course I adore chocolate (anybody out there who doesn’t?). Indeed, I was also much surprised: how come that the wonderful man by my side knows about Whiskey pairing, something that I had never heard about? “My darling, you come across this all naturally once you do a little research on Single Malt” he answered. Obviously one of the many things I have missed to do so far. Matured Brie cheese and dark chocolate would be excellent – and the other day, we met for some extended food shopping.
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Hazelnut Hummus & Multiquick Review – Haselnuss-Hummus und Braun Multiquick Stabmixer-Test

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In spring, I introduced to you a lovely Braun handheld-blender set – and a recipe for Oriental-style pesto – that I got as a birthday present. Lately, we have been asked to test another set of the series, and since it has even more power which is great for green smoothies and a jug blender with an ice crusher which opens new opportunities for shakes of any kind, we were interested to do so.
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French Bliss: Crème Brulée Ice-Cream Cakes – Crème-brulée-Eistörtchen & Rezension: Martin Schönlebens Mini-Törtchen

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Today, I would like to introduce a gorgeous little book about tiny cakes and tartes by Martin Schönleben who runs the pâtisserie & café Schönleben in Puchheim near Munich and is a food blogger as well. Since the booklet has been published only in German language so far, you will find my review in the corresponding part of this post – and I hope that you will find some joy nevertheless in the pictures that I made when I followed the most lovely recipes. However, I won’t miss to present you a recipe that has been inspired by Martins wonderful treats, as well as by the fact that I had so many egg yolks left after some macaron accident the other day. It’s crème brûlée with a twist, turned into little ice-cream cakes on a bed of hazelnut sponge cake, the latter after this recipe.
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It’s Showtime! Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 & “Cooking with Vodka” – Frankfurter Buchmesse 2014 & “Kochen mit Wodka”

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Books and shows and heavy feet: like last year already, Frankfurt Book Fair had been so much fun again. Time flies with some talking here and some blogger meetings there and of course with discoveries in cookbooks – suddenly, half the day has gone by already, and a certain thrill of anticipation is increasing…
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Pumpkin & Truffle Burger at Street Food Thursday – Kürbis-Trüffel-Burger auf dem Street Food Thursday

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How great a fair and a food blogger event it has been! So many of you have joined event host Claudia of Dinner um Acht and me for vodka and wild mushroom balls at Frankfurt Book Fair, and together we had so much fun. There are already wonderful posts about it on Claudia’s, Yushka’s and Kai’s blog, and soon I will do a post, too.

But since another happy event is approaching, today I would like to hint to a further happy happening: Eva and Paolo of I tartufi die Ale & Bere have invited me to cook with them at Street Food Thursday – and that’s exactly what we will be doing:
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New Food Generation & New Food Economy: The Food Entrepreneurs Club & foodXchange @ Stadt Land Food

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In previous posts, I mentioned it already, and now it’s time to share my adventures at Stadt Land Food with you. The whole festival had been a celebration of new ways to produce and consume food, and I started the week-end with a visit at Food Entrepreneurs Club. It’s the brainchild of Stefanie Rothenhöfer who is involved into the Markthalle Neun team as well, and of course I happily followed her invitation to Atelier 2112. The location could barely gather the crowd – obviously, there are quite a lot of food entrepreneurs in Berlin, those who are already in action and those to be.
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Sunday Sketches – Sonntags-Skizzen

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A weekend in food – this is exactly what that last days have been. It started with tiny cakes from the lovely little book „Mini-Törtchen“ by Martin Schönleben that I prepared for a children’s birthday party at friends, went on with Stadt Land Food festival (there will be a separate post about it, soon) and ended with an excellent supper at a friend’s most beautiful garden hut – with delicacies that I had swapped at the wonderful foodXchange while friends had celebrated some food-shop till you drop session around Markthalle Neun, the festival’s epicentre.
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Truffled Eggs in Jars & Upcoming Berlin Food Events – Getrüffelte Eier im Glas & aktuelle Berliner Food Events

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Culinary events all over the place – happy times for foodies are at the doors in Berlin these days. I will hopefully find the time to drop by here and there, and everybody who is in town right now: maybe there’s some nice foodie hints for you as well (and a little recipe in the end).
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Cooking with Vodka @ Frankfurt Book Fair – Wir kochen mit Wodka auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse!

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There’s good reason to celebrate like the Finns do, because my wonderful blogger colleague Claudia of Dinner um Acht and me will be cooking at Frankfurt Bookfair’s Gourmet Gallery! My Sienipullat contribution to her wonderful Finnish inspired blog event Kochen mit Wodka (which translates to Cooking with Vodka) was so very lucky to reach first place – I can’t yet believe it. Since I got the news, I enjoy a wonderful mushroom ball licorice vodka blackberry chutney happiness.
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Vegan Baking Workshop & „Cheesecake“ Recipe – La Veganista backt: Workshop & “Käsekuchen”-Rezept

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Vegan food has become quite popular in recent years and has gained respect not just because of animal welfare but also for culinary reasons. Indeed, most people might know savory vegan cuisine since many dishes from the Mediterraneans or from Asia are prepared without dairy products or eggs anyway. But when it comes to sweet vegan baking, the party is over at the latest when cheesecake is on the agenda. Am I right or am I wrong with this? To find out, me and a couple of other curious bloggers – both vegan and non-vegan – met Nicole Just, author of „La Veganista backt“, upon a vegan baking workshop in Berlin organized by Munich-based publishing house Gräfe und Unzer.
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