How to prepare a tortilla

Here is a tutorial with many pictures about how to prepare a typical spanish tortilla. I did this for an interesting market and innovation research for Phillips who wanted to find out how people in Europe eat and cook in their everyday life. A very well done project, thanks to Funky Projects for inviting me! I learned the recipe from my flatmate Juan, here is another video with him showing how to prepare a delicious pasta. Unfortunately German users are not allowed to see it because of the music in it 🙁

The slideshow describes the steps: Ingredients potatoe, onions, garlic, spices, olive oil. Cut the potatoes in cubes, the onions and the garlic and heat up oil well in a pan. Frie potatoes, onions and garlic at hot temperature for about 7 minutes. Meanwhile stir the eggs with salt and peppar, about 2 eggs per person. Put the eggmass to the potatoes and turn down the temperature immediately to the lowest level. Cover the mass and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile you can prepare a simple tomatoe salad with basil, oil, vinegar, honey, salt and peppar and cut ham and salsicha as side dishes. Uncover the pan and make sure the egg mass has become solid. Now be brave! Cover the pan with a big plate and turn around fast. Put the tortilla which is almost done back in the pan for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it slow down for another minute. The tortilla is now ready to be served and can be cut like a cake. Eat with salad, cheese, ham and bread. Beer goes along well also.

My trip to South America

Within two weeks I will be off and travelling South America for two months, and I am dead excited! Preparations are almost made, I have a perfect bagpack, not too big, not too small, I have the right jacket, shoes, one of these lights you can put on your head, a sleeping bag, a kindle device for reading books, lots of audio books on the ipod, I have a towel which is light and tiny but has the superdrying powers and I hope the vaccination from the Thailand trip should also work in South America.

I got tons of tips from friends what to visit and to see, I have adresses to tango bars in Buenos Aires and to surfer beaches in Ecuador, hostels in La paz and trails in the Andes. But even more important, I have people to meet, friend’s cousins in Argentina, a friend in Lima, friends of friends in Quito and so on.

Größere Kartenansicht

And here is the route I’ll be travelling: To NYC on the 8th of feb, stay for three days, fly to Buenos Aires, stay for a week, than a long trip to Salta, Atacama desert, Potosí, La Paz, Puno, Titicaca, Cuzco, Inka Trail, Lima, stay for some days and travel slowly north at the coast line to Ecuador and finally to Quito from where I fly back via NYC again after two months. Back in Berlin in april when the weather should start getting better slowly.

So, the excitment grows every day! I don’t know how much internet I am going to allow myself, but I will sure post some updates about the trip from time to time. Also, I want to thank all of the people who help me with advice and lend me stuff, my flatmates who are going to take care of our place while I am away and last but not least, the PANORAMA3000 team who make it possible for me to leave the office for quite a long time. It’s going to be great!

New Stylewalker DJ Mix: Nudisco to deep

Stylewalker playing at BergstüblBergstübl last friday and here is one hour mix of that session. I played more than 5 hours which I haven’t done in a long time. Here is a mix I recorded in the beginning of the evening, it starts of with some nice remixes including Doors and Grandmaster Flash lyrics, brings in Trickski’s überhit Pill Collins, Rodion’s Electric Soca, Chopstick & Johnjohn’s Clear Eyes, Cruel Intentions by Simian Mobile Disco (Maurice Fulton remix), Louder by Major Lazer always is a good tune to wire people up, Black Van – The Calling is next, Pawas – It’s Working (Trickski remix), the Blackvan remix of Aeroplane’s Without Lies, Test is a pretty deep track by Mario Basanov and Vidis, I tried to mix in Reckless with your love by Azari, the Manuel Tur remix,and here we are in more elctronic surroundings with Antony Shakir’s Detroit State of Mind and this is where the mix ends. It was a great evening, thanks to everybody who was there.

From Disco to Deep by Stylewalker