Sculpting a Master's Thesis

Tough to realize, but in the last couple of months, I spent quite a lot of time on writing, sculpting and vagabonding over a single page of text; i.e. the abstract of my master's thesis.

In retrospect the process of gradually sculpting it has even been quite helpful. Not only did it help to communicate the gist of it to friends and colleagues to develop and discuss ideas. Primarily it served as a mental scaffolding to define the scope of the research project, while keeping track of what is being done, how and why of course.

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Pumpkinseeeeds



Pumpkin seeds are great, super delicious and a regular guest in our oven.

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Onionbread


A pretty folksy bread recipe that you don't see a lot these days in Germany anymore is onion bread. Though incredibly tasty it is hard to find in a typical bakery. Thanks to a recent tip from grandma, we have a new addition to the recipe box.

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Paninio Pomodoro


A recent visit to Milan brought a new discovery. A clever master of subtle bakery mixed dried antipasti tomatoes into a nice but strong wheat-dough. Another one for the recipe box, as they come with a strong flavor and nice texture.

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Where are you from?


A low-brow and wonderful take on data mapping. Some weeks ago, my girlfriend and visisted Fremantle, WA. Since Fremantle picks up visitors from all over the globe, a bar owner started to ask people to stick a pin on a map to show where they come from. Over time he gathered actually quite an impressive collection. Although this place seemed to be somewhat famous among Europeans, I was able to put a pin for my hometown :-)

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ChilliCheese


Ever thought about creating some bakery that brings a little bit of the unexpected? We wanted to create something, that puzzles our fellows for a bit. The solution: Cheese that doesn't melt. No rocket science, just a little trick. Into our normal bread dough, we mix frozen cheese cubes that won't melt while baking and therefore leave a little bit of scepsis about how you managed to weave that cheese into the bread. Moreover, texture and taste are remarkable :-)

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Dinkelspeck


Aka Spelt'n'ham. A substantially tasty companion that doesn't even require any kind of spread or topping. However, with some fresh cheese (mixed with chili or pepper) makes a very fancy snack.

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Olive Rolls


A classic, that doesn't require a big introduction. Salty, rich and flavourful. A wonderful addition to amy tomato based dish, especially them italian ones :-)

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Poster Presentations


From time to time I get asked to design a poster for a project and it has always been a struggle. Be it at university, work or on any kind of conference, a poster presentation is quite helpful to get across small project ideas, but it can be just painful if it fails to support a message.

There are loads of recommendations on poster design in the net and almost any university or company has its own guidelines. Learning about some basic rules that address the use of layout, graphics and especially fonts is essential. Though inevitable and quite effective I personally think is to keep an eye on the work of fellow students and colleagues. Just by strolling through conference halls it is possible to generate new ideas, adapt handy methods or to just observe epic failure that clearly needs to be avoided in a future project. Unfortunately most posters get thrown away once a conference ends, which is a pity for some of them.

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A Guerilla Guide To Bread Baking



I am a German living in London. Although this is one of the most exciting cities in the world I can't help it. Every once in a while I get homesick. Regularly, the reason for homesickness is food. More regularly it is about bread.

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