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Helga Baumfalk

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Kalk Bay: Pigs Ear and the Baked Croissant

Anyone traveling in South Africa should not miss taking a tour along False Bay. Kalk Bay can be found between Muizenberg and Simon’s Town, and here, if the travel guide’s advice is followed is the Olympia Café directly alongside the coastal road. The book’s authors recommend a chocolate croissant, but we were excited by other things such as the Pig’s Ear (palmier) and Baked Croissant.

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South Africa: Baked goods at Pick n Pay

Like in Europe, there are also supermarkets with a glass-paneled bakery in South Africa. One of these is at the location of Pick n Pay – South Africa’s second-biggest supermarket chain – in the Hout Bay district of Cape Town.

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Cape Town: Woodstock’s artisan breads

Live music, a relaxed atmosphere, something creative from next door and a food market with a cross-section of cakes from half the world’s kitchens – from 09:00 on Saturday mornings, the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town’s Woodstock district turns into a lively Neighbourgoods Market. Read more

Addresses

Bachmann Confectioners: Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse 89

The address “Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse” says everything to anyone who has ever travelled to the Swiss city: it’s “the” street in the city and one of its absolute 1A prime locations. In December 2018, Confiserie Bachmann opened its new flagship store precisely here at No. 89, where Credit Suisse previously welcomed its customers.

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Breakfast in Washington D.C.

Anyone in the USA who expects more from breakfast than just a slice of toast with scrambled eggs and bacon on a plastic plate has come to the right place in Washington D.C.

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Sprüngli: A tradition since 1836

David Sprüngli opened the Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Marktgasse in Zürich in 1836. In 1859, David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf secured a property on Paradeplatz in Zürich, although it was still little frequented, because they hoped the railway station would be built there. This was not to be, however, which gave the Sprüngli family sleepless nights, but vigorous building activity soon started around Paradeplatz. Bahnhofstrasse, which ran alongside, developed into one of the world’s most prestigious shopping streets. Today the Confiserie Sprüngli, with its sales business, associated restaurant, café and bar, occupies a prominent position in this area.

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With color, please: the art of baking in Indonesia

A report by Hans-Herbert Dörfner, an expert with the Senior Experts Service (SES) in the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation, Bonn, who was seconded by the SES to a vocational college in Cibadak/Sukabumi on the Island of Java (Indonesia) to train indigenous specialist teachers there in the manufacture of European breads and baked products.
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New York – Hamburg: 4000 miles for one cake

Which is the all-time best cake? If you ask my 17-year-old son, it’s clearly the cheesecake brownie made by Whole Foods in New York City. Logically a combination of cheesecake and brownie with a subtle proportion of jelly, it’s just right for his taste. The mix of textures is also decisive.

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In the web

The shoe baker

Do Confetti Stone, Black Forest Cherry or Romance Rosé please you? One might almost think they are names on a dessert menu, but in this case it’s about something different, namely shoes. High heels with a sweet “outer cladding”, to be precise. Responsible for the sweet footwear – which incidentally are actually wearable, although not edible – is Gunter Müller.

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Bread at Whole Foods in New York

New York City, 10 Columbus Circle: this is the location of one of the 430* branches of Whole Foods Market, an organic supermarket chain for which, according to the Handelsblatt trade journal, Amazon forked out around USD 13.7bn in June 2017. The concept is aimed at eco-conscious residents in big cities, and scores points for a quite unbelievably opulent assortment of organic foods at equally opulent prices, typical for New York.

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