Christmas decorations at London’s Covent Garden
A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb
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Category Archives: Europe food & wine
From the London Independent. The first outdoor food market in ten years opens in Sheffield. Will it have the quality, variety and appeal of London’s Borough Market? Time will tell. Not what you’d call an easy visit from London, but if … Continue reading
From the London Independent. If you’re hanging around London for the Xmas holidays, here’s a handy list of packaged (mini) mince pies to top off your holiday meal/s!
An excerpt from a London Independent article on eating lobster described a fabulous (non-seafood) sighting in Selfridges, the London department store. To wit – = = = = The convenience of instant luxury crystals I love the idea of the … Continue reading
From Oxford Mail. Sounds too good to be true – a Milanese is pulling them in with his pizza and calzones at the White Rabbit, Oxford. The place used to be the Gloucester Arms. Maybe give it a try next … Continue reading
From Oxford Mail. Interesting news item – a pub with a pay&display parking lot. I don’t see a problem, unless there are a whole lot of patrons who aren’t spending £5 per visit to get their £2 parking fee refunded. Or … Continue reading
From the London Independent. A serious list of fifty arts events and performances, live and recorded, mostly in and around London but there are a few for a day or a weekend away. Pick something and go! I’m a big … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Oktoberfest 2013 has officially opened with the tapping of the first keg. Prost!
From DutchNews. 2013 looks to be a good year for Dutch winemakers. The Dutch make some great cheese. Who knew the Dutch made wine?? Great combination, though.
From France 24. A unique restau in Paris’s 10th with all the best American-style brunch fare.
From Oxford Mail. A new life for an eatery on St Giles in Oxford. From the London Independent. Food, a summer drink and a street food app.
From France 24. Russia banned Georgian wine for a while beginning in 2008 but it’s baaaack! From Deutsche Welle. Russia is planning to pour pots of money into modernizing its rail system, including the Asian portion. Makes me wonder what … Continue reading
From Dutch News. Although Dutch laws have been changed so that non-residents are no longer allowed to buy dope in coffeeshops, the implementation date has not been announced. Hurry up and get your tokes in now! On another consumer note, … Continue reading
From the London Independent. Adventure weekends around the UK. Plan a trip down to Portsmouth for the newly opened of the Mary Rose museum. Rembrandts and more sneak over to Bath’s Holburne museum from the Royal Collection. From Prague Post. … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Russia is trying to require passenger data for everyone entering Russia, a violation of EU law, if not others. The new Dutch king and queen are going walkabout. Seems they survived the warm, wild welcome we gave … Continue reading
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.