The carnival season is upon us, and with it the temptation of fried desserts. Whereas England celebrates the beginning of Lent with a rather modest ‘Pancake Tuesday,’ other countries don’t seem to show the same restraint.
It took me a few years to figure out what J.F.K. was trying to say in his famous 1964 speech, after all, ‘Berliner’ are first and foremost doughnuts. Honestly, ‘ich will einen Berliner’, ‘I want a doughnut,’ would have made much more sense!
Today in the towns and cities of the Rhineland region in North West Germany, women have been taking over: storming the town halls, cutting off ties and thus symbolically the power of men, they force the latter to temporarily capitulate and to retreat. Weiberfastnacht, the women’s carneval, marks the beginning of the carnival season which…
Last week’s food headlines proclaimed that the Mediterranean diet, according to an American study, may slow the aging process of our brains considerably.