Favourite Food

I like challenges and this one seems nice: The Month of May Photo Challenge over at Arrow Acres Farm. I thought this might be a good inspiration for this month’s post. So this is Day One: Favourite Food.

Thai-foodI just wanted to show you this amazing picture from our Thai cooking class in Thailand (Michael took the picture, he at least claims. I can’t remember exactly as we were both taking pictures with the big camera that day). I really love Thai food. Well I actually love food.

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Where I’ve been, Sydney, what to do, when you have only four days

Sydney operaHere it is: part 10. I’m a bit proud of myself for blogging ten days in a row. And I want to finish my 10-Days-Special on Australia with a wrap up on Sydney as there is so much to do. There is definitively more to do than what I list, but let’s say you have four days in Sydney and the weather is nice, what should you do? Here are my favourite: Continue reading

Where I’ve been: Barcelona & Food

I’ve lived in Barcelona and I loved it. But it’s been years (nearly ten to be precise) and yes I went there on holidays in 2006 and 2009 but it’s about time to go again. So what is so great about Barcelona? One thing is: Barcelona has great food, that is, mostly, if you are willing to spend the money. Therefor here my Barcelona highlights concerning Food, as a guide for myself to check them out again soon:

  • There are many famous restaurants so have a look around and just try to book a table during the day, if you find something nice. Just note that dinner time is around 10 pm. If for 10 pm all table are reserved ask if you can have one around 8 to 9 pm.
  • Tapas are not the speciality of Catalunya, but you still get great ones here. I prefer the basquestyle tapas were you stand at the bar and just eat them as you like and later you only pay the little wooden sticks of the ones you had: a bit sushi style. A good tapas bar is next to the church Santa María del Pí, but unfortunately I can’t remember the name.
  • A “Chocolate” is something beautiful: hot, sticky chocolate, more like a dessert than a drink and some sweet pastry do the trick, but a coffee at the beach is nice too. Or maybe you might want to grab a sandwich from Pans & Company and the like. They are nothing like Subway sandwiches: crusty and crunchy baguettes e.g. with a slice of tortilla.

World Food – Things I like best

Some weeks ago, I read Lonely Planet’s article on The best countries for food and I followed the the comments people made. While the author had named Thailand, Greece, China, France, Spain, Mexico, Italy, India, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia, many people had other opinions. Shouldn’t this country be on the list? Isn’t there a too high focus on Southeast Asia? Reading this, I realised how very personal such a food list is and decided to do my own. So, just let me emphasise again: The following choices are highly personal in taste, even though I’ll try to explain my choices. Continue reading