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Category Archives: Europe food & wine
Now it’s buon giorno and dobry dan. I did get my seafood dinner in Barceloneta overlooking the Mediterranean. Started with a glass of sparkling cava (why not?), accompanied by bread with garlic and tomato, a small bowl of olives and … Continue reading
Last year was my third visit to Brussels and my fourth trip to Belgium. FINALLY, I found time for a bucket of moules (mussels) for dinner. Sadly, I didn’t think to snap a picture. I did get a foto of … Continue reading
Easter goings-on at Covent Garden. Fun for the kids, too. And, from the London Independent, ten choices for special chocolate Easter eggs. The holiday goodies found in other countries always seem more exotic to me, but that’s probably because I … Continue reading
From London Independent. A review of some of the most fun bars in Dusseldorf, Germany.
I’m sitting and listening to a TV program about London food. They mentioned food stalls at the South Bank – something I’ve never experienced; I guess I’ve not gone to the South Bank at the right time. Along the same lines … Continue reading
From London Independent. There was a similar list published in September of 2011. New year, new list and this time, all single malts. Top ten single malts. One entry appears on both lists – the Old Pulteney 12 year old. … Continue reading
From Prague Post. These are the results of reader voting in several categories, as well as the Prague Post’s top pick. Some are useful for anyone visiting or living in Prague. I’m especially interested in the best beer, pub, theatre … Continue reading
From the London Independent. A list of the best coffeeshops in Britain. Places to look for if you don’t need your fix from Caffe Costabucks.
Outdoor produce markets are a fixture throughout Europe and they are becoming more and more common in the US. The outdoor market in Ljubljana, Slovenia not only has row upon row of fruit, vegetable and flower vendors, but also basic … Continue reading
From the London Independent. Sacre bleu! Paris is falling in love with craft beers.
From France 24. Chateau d’Yquem will not be putting down a 2012 vintage of their Sauternes. The reason? Lousy weather. Red Bordeaux will also be having a rough year. Better luck next year. Actually, I never would have known. I … Continue reading
Like many people, I’ve wanted to visit Oktoberfest for a long time. This year I got my chance. After arriving in Salzburg, Austria at 5am on the night train from Slovenia, I shoved my luggage into a locker, bought a … Continue reading
From the London Independent. Now here’s a list that could be really useful next time you/I visit the British (mostly English) countryside. Country pubs! The Independent has done lists with more than ten items; surely this list of pubs could … Continue reading
From France 24. Now, cash-starved bread hounds in Nîmes are buying day-old baguettes to save money. What next?!
From Prague Post. If you’ll be in Prague this month, here are some good deals at city restaurants.
From Prague Post. A bakery in Prague named Bakeshop with lots of yummy things to offer. Click on the link and watch the English language video. Located a couple of blocks east of Josefov. See the map and reviews on TripAdvisor. I … Continue reading
From France 24. Burger King, gone from France for 15 years, has decided to open two locations, one in Marseille and one at a highway rest stop in Reims. I wonder if the first location will have bouillabaisse on the … Continue reading
After seeing this outdoor food market on TV several times, I just had to pay a visit on this last trip. Borough Market was not as grandiose as it was on TV (the downside of airing old travel shows). There … Continue reading
From Oxford Mail. Two pubs that have been closed for a while are finally open for business again under new owners. One is near Woodstock, the other near Chipping Norton. Cheers! There’s also a restau in Abingdon who has opened … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Greek olive oil is some of the best, but producers need a way to get the stuff onto the global market as the terrific oil that it is. Currently, Greek olive oil is mixed with Italian to … Continue reading
From France 24. A proposed tax on one of Nutella’s main ingredients could cause a price increase. Quel horreur! This is the French equivalent to a price increase on Oreos or Coca Cola here, I think.
From the London Independent. Britain is not the first or second place on most lists of European destinations with great cooking classes. These classes sound interesting enough, though, that I’d seriously consider building a future trip to include at least … Continue reading
From Oxford Mail. Oxford Blue, a gastro-pub in East Oxford that’s getting a whole lotta buzz.