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Ottoman Heritage in Ludwigshafen


Turkey is a crossroad between Europe, Asia and the Orient.  This unique location combined with the migration of Turks over the centuries from Central Asia to Europe has shaped the identity of its cuisine. Turkish cuisine has a long and deep-rooted legacy that goes way beyond kebab.  A colourful country with differing climates and terrains, …

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The Hills of Lanna


Northern Thailand has retained much of its native Lanna culture, language and customs.  Its cuisine is inspired by the foods and flavours of neighboring Myanmar, Laos and Yunnan Province in China. When I found out that Sunisa (owner of Sunisas Original Thai-Restaurant in Schwetzingen) is from Chiangmai, I knew I had to convince her to prepare a Northern Thai meal …

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Flavours of Cyprus


The food of Cyprus has much in common with Greek and Turkish cuisines, with the characteristic qualities of the Mediterranean diet. Mr Evgenios Klindtwort-Perikleous and his business partner, Mr Nikolas Stefanou, have been serving the region authentic Cypriot cuisine for the past 16 years.  As of today, they are the only Cypriot restaurant in Rheinland-Pfalz. …

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Portuguese Food in Edingen

Portuguese Food at Quinta da Luz in Edingen-Neckarhausen

No need to fly to Lisbon or Algarve if you are craving some Portuguese food, just come to Edingen-Neckarhausen! Mr Bernadino, the owner of Quinta da Luz, presented our group of 31 with 5 different types of appetizers – dips, prawns with garlic, octopus salad, pan-fried liver and deep-fried whitebait.  The prawns are some of …

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Japanese Food in the heart of German Wine Country

Japanese Food and German Wine

My interest was piqued when I heard about a Japanese restaurant in a German winery in Deidesheim. It is certainly an unusual combination, a “one-of-its-kind” in Germany. The 19th century Weingut Josef Biffar was acquired by the Tokuoka family in 2010, and after extensive renovations, the Josef Biffar vinotheque and its in-house restaurant “Fumi” opened …

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