Archive for January, 2008
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 Posted in Bread and baking, Ingredients explained, Recipes, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »
Gray winter days call for baked apple crumble, a topping otherwise known as "streusel" here in Deutschland. It's a simple concept: "streusel" means crumble. Streusel (not to be ... Read more..
Thursday, January 24th, 2008 Posted in Around Berlin, Events, Rants and raves | No Comments »
So, we came; we got crushed; we griped about it. Green Week at the ICC in Charlottenburg (runs through Sunday, Jan. 27) made me and the rest of the HIB ... Read more..
Thursday, January 24th, 2008 Posted in Around Berlin | 1 Comment »
I've had it with Berlin's long-running food frenzy, Green Week. This makes something like the eleventh one I've attended, and it's the last. Year after year, the quality has declined, ... Read more..
Thursday, January 24th, 2008 Posted in Around Berlin, Events | 1 Comment »
Crowds are not my thing. Eating in the company of tens of thousands of other people confuses me; I get wide-eyed, the old fight-or-flee kicks in, and since neither alternative ... Read more..
Saturday, January 19th, 2008 Posted in Around Berlin, Booze and Bevvies, Events, Places | No Comments »
A smart salesman starts off with a heavy hitter. On this particular afternoon, Heribert Kastell's first punch was his 15-percent alcohol Chardonnay. Not that the HIB team isn't ... Read more..
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 Posted in Events | No Comments »
You can always tell when we're in the depths of winter in Berlin. No, not just by the short photoperiod, nor the pasty faces of the folks in the street. ... Read more..
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 Posted in Bread and baking, Ingredients explained, Uncategorized | No Comments »
Short Version: Eier Plätzchen = Vanilla Wafers
Long Version: My wife is a very, very s'phisticated women...a Hamburger, born with pearls rundum her neck...unless it has to do with her tastes ... Read more..
Friday, January 4th, 2008 Posted in Bread and baking, Ingredients explained, Recipes, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »
I'm a little late to the Christmas cookie-making party, but for heaven's sake -- it was -8 degrees this morning. What else can one do but bake to warm up ... Read more..