Deutsches Haus @ Vancouver Alpen Club by Ed Lau

I like to eat and I’m reasonably certain that I’m not the only one. No matter where you are in the world, no matter what line of work you choose to do, the love of the food is fairly universal. And it is with that line of thought that I bring to you this week’s speedlink. Let’s chow down.

We start our online tour with Ed Lau. He joined me at Deutsches Haus at Vancouver Alpen Club a couple of weekends ago for my birthday lunch where we enjoyed some authentic German cuisine. I ordered the Jägerschnitzel (shown above), which came with mushroom sauce, red cabbage and spaetzle. I love the multiculturalism of Vancouver and Alpen Club is one great example of this. I’m looking forward to the German Christmas Market too.

Speaking of Christmas, what if you want to do something different this year? Melody Fury has a post on how you can sous vide a turkey. While the original context is for Thanksgiving, I don’t see why you couldn’t do this for Christmas too. I was hoping that she’d reveal how you can sous vide a whole turkey, but alas, they’re broken up into smaller bags. I’m sure it’s just as tasty!

What if you’re not much of a carnivore? For that, we turn to Leo Babauta and his recent trip to New York City. This was before the horrific super storm, so I hope that the list of restaurants on his NYC vegan tour are still doing okay. He lists everything from Korean food to vegan baked goods. Don’t worry, many of these places have menus for omnivores too!

Have you ever wondered what are the top 10 coffee brands in the world? Wonder no longer, because RT Cunningham has collected that information for you. He says that, in terms of total worldwide sales, Folgers sits at the top of the heap at $419 million, racking up 21.6% market share. Next up is Maxwell House (14.62%), followed by Starbucks (9.75%). It’s big business and it helps that coffee is good for you.

And finally, we turn to Bob Buskirk who explains how you can get all your work done in just two hours a day. This doesn’t really have to do with food, but when you have that much more free time, you’ll have more time to cook and to eat. His advice is quite different from what Timothy Ferriss taught us in The 4-Hour Workweek, so be sure to check out Bob’s post about how you can be more efficient with your work.