Cultural Tastes

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A good old jelly doughnut. Sprinkled with powdered sugar with a soft sweet dough and red jelly interior. Who knew its origins was so old? Called a Bismark in Canada, Pfannkuchen (pancake) in Berlin and East Germany, Krapfen in Austria, … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 German Foods , , ,

Cheese Fondue

A very Happy New Year to you all! Although this blog came into being rather late in 2012 I hope that I keep promoting and writing about all the delicious things around us! Let’s look at a much loved wintry … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 Swiss Foods , , ,


Hefezopf, or literally, ‘yeast braid’ is a type of sweet bread from the German-speaking countries. It is associated with such celebrations as New Years, baptisms, and Easter. Like its name implies, the bread loaf is braided and added with raisins, … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 German Foods ,

Schweinsbraten mit Semmelknödel (Roast pork with dumplings)

Germans love pork. According to a recent survey in 2010, Germans eat close to 90kg meat per year, and of that, 54kg is pig meat (in contrast, the recommended total of consumed meat is 15.6kg). I think it’s interesting, because … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 German Foods , , , ,

Melonpan (メロンパン) / Pineapple Bun (菠蘿包) 

Pineapple buns have been a common snack since childhood. It is a Hong Kong pastry most likely sold in all bakeries of any Chinatown in the world. It is a sweet bun with a crumbly cookie topping with commonly nothing … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 Chinese Foods, Japanese Foods , , ,

Brezel (German Pretzel)

What better way to start than with the humble Brezel (plural: Brezeln), or as we North Americans call it, the Pretzel. In Germany, especially in the south, it is a staple of everyday life. Babies munch on it, you bring … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 German Foods , ,