Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
“I took this spring picture on Melrose Avenue in L.A. Three minutes later, the woman in the photo sailed by in a Cadillac convertible. To me, the photo symbolizes the intersection between the glamor of old Hollywood and everyday life.”
Rock immortality needn’t come at the price of bleeding fingers: From August 23 to 25, some of the world’s most heroic guitarists meet in Oulo, northern Finland, for the World Air Guitar Championships. Their instruments may be invisible, but their spectacular performances are well worth seeing.
Paella, sushi and pizza are world-famous favorites. But just how much do the versions we know have in common with the originals?
Only for foreigners
Best with shellfish? Not if you’re eating paella in its native region of Valencia, Spain, where it’s usually made with chicken, duck and rabbit. For the locals, the seafood version favored by visitors is “tourist paella.”
Eat sushi rolls with chopsticks? Only Westerners would do such a thing. To the Japanese, their national dish is fingerfood. And in the better restaurants, they wouldn’t dream of spicing them up with wasabi paste – they leave that to the sushi master.
Less is more
Chillies, peperoni, mushrooms? They have no place on a pizza according to the guardians of tradition in its birthplace, Naples, Italy. Only tomatoes, olive oil, oregano, basil, mozzarella and garlic are permitted.
The Currywurst sausage was reputedly invented in 1949 by Herta Heuer in Berlin, home to the Currywurst Museum since 2009. The fast-food snack now also comes as a burger: Berlin’s SchillerBurger chain serves a tasty, homemade Currywurst burger called Die Begegnung.
When the 2017/2018 German Bundesliga soccer season begins on August 18, 209 nations will be tuning in to watch. The Fiji Islands, Nicaragua and Mongolia are just three of the many countries to have secured the official broadcasting rights. Some Bundesliga games will air on live TV channel Sport24 on long-haul Lufthansa flights.