Category Archives: Germany

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with love and so has the red rose. This photo was taken this past September at the restaurant Vendôme in the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg in Bergish Gladbach, Germany. The rose, set in a vase, […]


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Sunday Photo – Tomatoes

I’ve actually had some decent tomatoes this winter (the hydroponic tomatoes from Shushan Valley Hydro Farm really are quite good), but I’ve been going over some photos from my trip to Germany this past September and when I saw this […]


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Massimo Bottura’s Message – Identitá Golose, Chef Sache, StarChefs & More

Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy is one of the most thoughtful and artistic chefs people in the world.  2011 was a tremendous year for him. At the beginning of the year he received an award from his peers […]


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Sven Elverfeld’s Aqua: An Exquisite Introduction to the Neue Deutsche Schule

A Volkswagen factory might be the last place you would expect to find a modern luxury hotel and a Michelin 3 star restaurant, but those are exactly what you will find should you venture to the Volkswagen Group’s Autostadt in […]


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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]


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Wish List 2012

My wish list of restaurants that I have not yet visited has evolved a bit with time. Some have made it off the list, because I have finally eaten at them, while others have slid off due to changing interests. […]


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My Top 10 Dishes of 2011

2011 has been, for me,  a year of extraordinary dining, perhaps my best year ever. It is incredibly difficult choosing ten dishes as the very best of the year, let alone ranking them. This is a subjective list, subject to […]


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Sunday Photo – Autumn in Germany

It’s that time of year agin when the nights are cool, the air is crisp and the landscape is dotted with multiple hues and colors. This photo was taken at the wonderful, evocative Schlosshotel Lerbach in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany during […]


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Pinch Me – A Culinary Dream Tour of Germany

I never used to have a burning desire to visit Germany, though I had always had a sort of morbid curiosity since my father had been a Medical Officer during WWII and had served through the Normandy Invasion, the Battle […]


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Sunday Photo – Two Culinary Artists at Work in Germany

Bonjwing Lee aka “The Ulterior Epicure” is one of the finest photographers I know. Though he emphasizes food photography and is one of the very best at photographing meals in restaurants and elsewhere, he is just as excellent a landscape, […]


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