First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! It has been a while since I updated here and I thought I should do a final post for 2012. The lack of posts here is because I have gone crazy over succulents the past couple of months – which I am keeping track of in my Chinese blog.
Anyway, back to topic, my favourite show on TV the past few weeks is a French programme called Foodie Planet hosted by Julie Andrieu currently being aired on SBS TWO every Monday to Friday at 6:30pm. I think it is also getting nearly to the end too as we are watching the fifth series from 2011 this week. However if you missed most of the episodes so far, I am sure they will be repeated next year. In each episode, Julie Andrieu, a French food critic and author, travels around the world, experiencing the food cultures, history and eating habits of some of the most scenic and interesting places on earth, usually featuring a small country, or a city.
Last night’s episode was in Berlin and we actually got to see the proper Black Forest Cherry Cake being made with a pastry base. The cake was shaped like a dome and according to the pastry chef who has been baking since 1956, the dome shape was supposed to resemble the hills around the Black Forest region in Germany. Although I have seen dome-shaped Black Forest Cake before, I did not know it was the traditional shape! I was also surprised by how much cream was being heaped onto the cake; half the cake was kirsch flavoured whipped cream! Julie even got to meet Sarah Wiener in the episode, another of my favourite European TV culinary presenters…
December 25, 2012