Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Once a year, the provincial Thai capital of Lopburi becomes the scene of simian gluttony, when around 2000 monkeys tuck into a feast of fresh fruit at the Monkey Buffet Festival (this year on November 26).
Each person in the European Union throws away an average of 179 kilograms of food a year, which comes to a rough total of 89 million tons. Now restaurants like the Spill (“trash” in English) in the Västra Hamnen district of Malmö, Sweden, are trialing a dedicated counteroffensive by serving, for instance, a delicious fish soup prepared with “rescued” vegetables from local markets would otherwise have thrown out.
In 2018, the jury of Siena International Photo Award had to judge more images than ever before: 48 000, sent in by photographers from 156 countries. Christoph Kaula’s sprinting hamster was not a winner in the Animal category, but it did earn him a Remarkable Award.
Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes usually features herself standing, sitting or reclining in the middle of her tapestry-like works. So well does she blend into her textile backgrounds that it sometimes takes a second glance to spot her.