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+ market frenzy, tel aviv

+ market frenzy, tel aviv

Still at loss for words, being back in Berlin. Four days in Tel Aviv started with a barrage of gun-fired questions at Ben Gurion Airport. Thankfully once that passed, the rest was pure amazement. Including the fresh produce market tour – olive oil tastings, fresh greens, arguments over cheeses, avocado hunting, a stop by the...
+ breakfast, lunch, dinner...

+ breakfast, lunch, dinner…

…AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. A series of breakfasts at home, Scampi and Rosé at NOORDZEE, fly-by the Margiela store, a drive to POTEMKINE, a game of crazy eights over decanted Loire…all in good company.
+ home furnaced pizza

+ home furnaced pizza

First step, you need a proper pizza oven. Then, you need some skills to make the pizzas. Thirdly, you need a magnificent flaming fire. You combine these three, along with of course some red wine, good company, a comfortable home, and you’ve got the best pizza eating experience you’ve ever had. But then I did...
+ tuesday dinner

+ tuesday dinner

It’s time for another food post! This time Cuisine Wrangelstrasse 5 went for an all vegetarian dish. Slice sweet potatoes and purple potatoes into wedges, then place them into a large pan or baking dish along with garlic and shallots. Rub with huile d’olive and squeeze fresh orange juice over potatoes. Bake in the oven...
+ Quinta de la Rosa

+ Quinta de la Rosa

This is a beautifully crafted 10 Year Old Tawny by the leading wine maker Jorge Moreira at Quinta de la Rosa. The grapes are grown on Alto Douro on the banks of the famous River Douro. The port itself has a very intense nose of raisins but a palate that’s very refreshing and balanced; Strong...
+ all things apple

+ all things apple

What do prodigious friends bring back from southern Germany for their prodigious friend? Incidentally that would be me and as the recipient, I’ll disclose the answer. APPLE PRODUCTS. Home made and imported from Regensburg, Germany by the Gabels of Berlin, we have here with us this weekend, apple jam and apple juice – which lacks...
+ the necessities in life

+ the necessities in life

Some of the few necessities in life include, but not restricted to: white tulips, good pens to design with, alexander wang bag, DMs, bottle of port, baked salmon with a garlic balsamic glaze, design magazines, and candles.
+ if ever in Vienna

+ if ever in Vienna

In Paris, you go to a café. Obviously as the name suggests, they have the standard array of cheap and burnt arabica coffees. But more often than not, you meet at such establishments pour un demi after work. In the UK, you’ve got pubs. No need to explain what that’s for. In Wien, or Vienna,...
+ meal plan on Austrian Airlines

+ meal plan on Austrian Airlines

If I take the Low Cholesterol meal plan, I might feel healthier…wait. How light is the light meal? But I do rather like fish. Could be nice to go with the Fish meal. But what if I’m feeling like meat that day? How am I supposed to know what I feel like eating several weeks...
+ breakfast formula, bratislava

+ breakfast formula, bratislava

+ vegetarians rejoice

+ vegetarians rejoice

Cuisine Wrangelstrasse 5 decided to make Ireland happy this evening with a bed of smashed (or mashed depending on your mood) sweet potatoes topped with sautéed onions, champignons, and courgettes. First steam the potatz, then destructure into a paste, add a knob of Kerrygold, dash of red wine, and season with sel de mer. Plate...
+ start-of-winter soup

+ start-of-winter soup

Like a proper Berlin-pleb with no funds for a juicy steak on a cold grey evening, Cuisine Wrangelstrasse 5 opted for a vegetable soup. Purple potatoes presided over normal ones for visual shock against the melee of carrots, onions, courgette, and zest of lemon. A dash of red wine, plenty of olive oil, and a...