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The Taste of Spring in Japan

Spring is finally here in Japan and if you can’t tell, I’m very excited about it! It has been a long cold winter here in Japan and spring brings with it the promise of warmer weather and the beautiful cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms usually make their appearance here in Gifu in late March and early April. You can read my post about the must see  Cherry Blossom Spots in Gifu . This time of year also sees a lot of interesting and delicious spring or cherry blossom inspired food and drinks in Japan. A few of my favourites so far have been: Sakura Cream Doughnut from Krispy Kreme  The Sakura Cream Doughnut from Krispy Kreme Japan featured Sakura (Cherry Blossom) icing with Sakura cream inside the doughnut. Sakura Cream Doughnut Haagen Dazs Sakura Ice Cream  Haagen Dazs Sakura Ice Cream  was released to celebrate Haagen Dazs’s 30th anniversary in Japan. It was really tasty and featured powdered cherry blossom petals with the ice cream topped with a sour cherry sauce. Ha

Best food with Beer

If someone ordered an Indian Pale Ale with their cheese, would that be so wrong? No. It's all about personal preference after all. Wine always has its place beside any aged, dairy delicacy—or other less moldy edibles—but a perfect lager or ale can stand up to any red or white vino when pairing food and drink. "Beer is a great match for food because of the complexity of its flavors, its ability to provide refreshment and to interact with many food flavors," says Marc Stroobandt, master beer sommelier for the Food and Beer Consultancy, UK. "Even before the meal, beer already is doing its work for food pairing as the hops stimulate the appetite." When pairing beer and food, it all comes down to matching the food's flavors to the flavors of the beers. We went directly to the experts to get their advice on mating the best brews with your favorite bites. Cheese, Sandwiches, Pizza Wine and cheese is a universally-known pair, but what most people may not kno

Pairing Wine With Pizza

1. Cheese Pizza WINE: GSM  or Montepulciano WHY: Cheese Pizza Wine Pairing A classic slice of cheese pizza with red sauce is the quintessential New York slice. The red sauce becomes the focal point of the wine pairing because of its acidity and intense flavor. A GSM will work great —by the way,  GSM is the acronym  for the blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is another great choice, it’s a grape that is grown in Abruzzo , a region east of Rome. 2. Pepperoni Pizza WINE: Sangiovese  or Cabernet Franc WHY: Pepperoni Pizza Wine Pairing Pepperoni is a very strong flavor and in America it is made with cured beef and pork mashed together with a variety of spices including cayenne pepper, anise, garlic powder, paprika and sugar. Because of the fat content of pepperoni, it imbues its flavor throughout the cheese on every slice. You’ll need a strong wine with intense flavors to counterbalance ‘the pepperoni effect’. Sangiovese is a classic choi

Best Chocolatiers in the World

An array of chocolates at the Godiva Factory. (Photograph by Everjean, Flickr) Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with the confections produced by these premier chocolate-makers. 1.  Teuscher  (Zurich, Switzerland) Teuscher’s version of a box of chocolate. (Photograph by Maako Tazawa, Flickr) The Teuscher chocolate tradition began more than 70 years ago in a small town in the Swiss Alps. Dolf Teuscher scoured the world to find the finest cocoa, marzipan, fruits, nuts, and other ingredients with which to make his confectionery. After years of experimenting, he skillfully blended these ingredients into his now famous recipes. Today the Teuscher kitchens in Zurich make more than 100 varieties of chocolates using these

All About PDKT & Gebetan

Halo guys, sekarang jam 3 pagi waktu Bali, hehe. Well di postingan kali ini saya akan membahas tentang "Gebetan" dan PDKT. Saya menulis topik ini karena saya saat ini merasa sedang jatuh cinta *curhat ceritanya wkwk*. Berapa lama sih kamu PDKT sama gebetanmu? Kalau saya? Hmm.. rahasia hehe :D. Sempet suka sama doi tapi cuma sekedar suka"aja. Well entah mengapa rasa ini tumbuh kembali hwehwe.Menurut saya jadi cewek susah"gampang pas pdkt, kalau sms/bm/line dluan dikira cewek agresif, tapi kalau ga contact doi gabakal tau perasaan kita :( Buat kaum cewek yang punya gebetan tapi masih malu"buat PDKT sama gebetan, ini nih beberapa tips dan trik dari saya :) ( Tipsnya ada yang berhasil ada yang enggak ya, sekaarang tergantung kamunya cocok yang mana) Safe PDKT : Pertama, mendapatkan nomor HP doi. Ini tampaknya langkah tersulit, namun harus dilakukan. Jika dia memberimu nomornya, kamu dapat mengasumsikan bahwa dia bersedia untuk SMSan dengan kamu. Ber