Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Witches and more
Salem, Massachusetts, in the U.S., celebrates Halloween for the entire month of October. There’s a Haunted Happenings Parade on October 3; the Salesm Horror Fest runs through October 27. The gruesome climax is naturally Halloween itself, October 31.
Survive on bread and water and a prayer? As if! Created by men and women of the cloth, these culinary delights taste heavenly
Nuns bake traditional treats using the best ingredients. In Madrid, the small shop El Jardín del Convento sells biscuits, jams and honey from Spanish convents.
For those who prefer their treats savory and vegetarian, the temple kitchens in Korea serve up great food, but without any members of the onion family (garlic, shallots, leeks, chives et al), which the monks believe incite lust.
In the 18th century, beer was brewed at around 350 German monasteries. The monks liked beer because it was filling and they were permitted to indulge during Lent. Today, there are only a scant dozen monastery breweries in the country.
Tapas bars the world over are generally modeled on the traditional Spanish pub. In Vancouver, Canada, however, the Canadian design studio Ste. Marie has given the city’s well-known Como Taperia a complete makeover. It now boasts a bright, contemporary look.