The changing faces of delicacies
For gourmets, delicatessens are the so-called “icing on the cake.“ Everybody has an idea about the meaning of the term, even though there is no clear definition for it. According to a survey by the German TV show "Markt“ (=market), most people perceive something special, something of high quality, something the average Joe cannot afford to eat every day under this term; and asked about specific products, people associate pastries and salads, thin meats and fish products, with the term delicatessen.
- Regional delicacies - the new and old trend
The delicatessen store “dolce e piccante“ in Bonn, Germany, specializes in regional products from Tuscany, Italy. In addition, the store offers local products from Germany’s Rhineland region. That’s why alongside of Tuscan wild boar from Tuscany you can also find wild game delicacies from Germany’s Eifel region. In our interview, Thomas Beckschäfer talks about the importance of direct sales for the customer and emphasizes the manufacturing character of his merchandise.
Rediscovering "old tastes" in a new way - Interview with Thomas Beckschäfer, owner of the delicatessen store ”dolce e piccante“
It is lunch time and you are craving something special and different; instead of the usual pizza, this time you want a plate of antipasti. If you live near Sinzig, Germany, you are in luck and can order duck legs or baked goat cheese from the Gourmet-Taxi. Volker Risse and Gerd Höschen make it possible with their gourmet meal delivery service. Five upscale restaurants teamed up for this project, thus throwing down the gauntlet to pizza deliveries. Volker Risse tells us in our interview how this all came to be and why it happened specifically in the sunny Rhineland region of Germany.
- Interview with Volker Risse, idea finder of the Gourmet-Taxi in Sinzig/Ahr