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Sally Lunn – the mysterious baker of Bath

Afternoon tea is a british institution and it is served with sandwiches, scones, tea bread, buns or – Sally Lunns. These are a specialty of Bath, in former times an elegant spa of the upper class, and they have a … Continue reading

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A Sandwich fit for a Queen

2012 is a very special year for the people in England: Queen Elizabeth has just celebrated her diamond jubilee. And there’s another special jubilee because the sandwich was invented exactly 250 years ago. So they say. Legend has it that … Continue reading

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Dining with the Royals

When Prince William married his bride Kate Middleton in april 2011 ist was the wedding of the year. The wedding ceremony was telecasted worldwide and witnessed live by two billion people. So we got to know every detail about Kate’s … Continue reading

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Culinary Legends: Lobster Newberg

Lobster Newberg is a very popular dish in American restaurants, served with a sauce of butter, cream, cognac, sherry and eggs. The most popular story about the name of the dish gives the credit to captain and shipowner Benjamin Wenberg, … Continue reading

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General Tso and his chicken

Most Americans love to eat in Chinese restaurants and their absolute favorite is not Chop Suey but General Tso’s Chicken. General – what? Well, let me explain the name later. First the dish: The chicken is marinated, battered, deep-fried and … Continue reading

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Chicken à la King

Maybe some of my readers have already noticed that specialties of restaurants in the United States play an important role in my blog. Not only because I like the dishes but even more because I love the stories which are … Continue reading

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Dessert for a Queen: Cherries Jubilee

English people just love desserts with fruits – think of Eton Mess, Trifle, Fool, or of Cherries Jubilee. Why Jubilee? The most popular explanation says that the dessert was created for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 because … Continue reading

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Luchow’s in New York

About 1900 the most popular German restaurant outside of a hotel was not in Berlin or Hamburg but in New York. Lüchow’s at the 14th street was a meeting point for the rich and famous who loved german beer as … Continue reading

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Hollywood Legends: Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad is a real classic of American restaurants. It usually contains chicken, bacon, egg and several vegetables. The main feature is that all ingredients are chopped up and arranged separately on the plate; the mixing is done later by … Continue reading

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The origin of Eggs Sardou

The most popular dishes of the Cajun Cusine are Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish Boil. But the more refined cookery of the restaurants in New Orleans is called Creole Cuisine and has a strong french accent. During the 19th century the … Continue reading

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