Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Pretty in pink
The owners of the Feast India Company restaurant in Kanpur, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, are huge fans of US film director Wes Anderson – and it shows. Their surreal The Pink Zebra project was realized by New Delhi architects Renesā.
These charming porkers are the sole inhabitants of the Bahamian island Big Major Cay. Popularly known as “Pig Beach”, the island attracts throngs of tourists who come here to pet and feed the swimming piggies.
Denmark, a skiers’ paradise? Yes, but without the snow and only on top of a biomass power plant in Copenhagen harbor. The Copenhill Mountain Activity Centre’s plastic piste, designed by the famous Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), is 85 meters high and 500 meters long.
We’re all familiar with cheeses from Brie, Parma and Emmental. For a more piquant experience, why not nibble on these more exotic dairy products?
Italian pit cheese
Fossa, a sweetly pungent cheese from Sogliano near Rimini, matures in pits. Legend has it that the townfolk buried their cheeses to safeguard them from plundering invaders – and then discovered they tasted better than ever.
Spanish steppe cheese
Tens of thousands of merino sheep graze on the arid plains of the Extremadura. Their milk is used to produce La Serena cheese, wich owes its somewhat bitter flavor to the thistle-based vegetable rennet used in its production.
Norwegian world champion
Fanaost, winner of the World Cheese Awards 2018, is a gouda made near Bergen using the milk of only 12 cows. Experts rank Norway as one of the best cheesemaking nations in the world.