Experience All That's Viennese at a Wiener Heurigen Show

An Evening of Viennese Waltz and Operetta at a traditional Viennese Heuriger : Vienna is famous for its classical music, Viennese waltz, Viennese cuisine and the Viennese Heurigen. You can experience all that's traditional about Vienna at a Wiener Heurigen Show. In the rustic ambience of a … [Read more...]

The Scotch Pie also Kwown as "Football Pie"

The Scotch Pie - An all-time Favourite Scottish Fast Food : Whenever you want to find out what a popular local fast food is just check out what's being sold at the local favourite sporting event or any large outdoor event. In the case of Scotland, Scotch pie is the favourite Scottish food. It … [Read more...]

Whisky – Scotland’s Water of Life

Uisge Beatha or Whisky is a part of Scottish life : My mother-in-law qualifies to be a Scot. She loves her whisky! Whereas a shot of whisky would put me under the table, as far as mum-in-law is concerned, it has the opposite effect, it perks her up! She of course is correct in her reaction … [Read more...]

The Stansfield Arms – a Historic Yorkshire Pub

The Stansfield Arms' Steak & Kidney Pudding Really Made an Impression : On our West Yorkshire visit, our relative Christopher suggested dinner at The Stansfield Arms, a traditional English pub in the Apperley Bridge area of Bradford. As a local, Christopher knows this pub well enough to … [Read more...]

Xocolat – Vienna’s Latest Chocolate Hotspot

In Vienna, the Latest Hotspot is not about WiFi : If the thought of gourmet, handmade Viennese chocolates makes you dribble at the mouth, wait till you have a peak through the large window of Xocolat Manufaktur, Vienna's latest chocolate hotspot. Even before you set foot in the door of the ninth … [Read more...]

Café Hawelka – More than a Typical Viennese Café

Vienna's equivalent of Paris' St-Germain des Prés Literary Cafés : If you're looking to experience a typically Viennese coffee house, Café Hawelka in the old town comes highly recommended. This classic Viennese coffee house is a legend in its own right. Located at Dorotheergasse 6 in the 1st … [Read more...]

Genovese Pesto Recipe – Liguria

Pesto from Cinque Terre

Genoa is the birthplace of Pesto: The Ligurian region is the birthplace of the Pesto sauce.  More precisely, it was in Genoa, on the north Ligurian coast, that Pesto originated. Basil, a main ingredient of pesto sauce, grows well in the Ligurian temperate climate. Travelling around Liguria, … [Read more...]

Baia Saracena – Vernazza

The Location is Fantastic but the Food Quality is Wanting : This bar on the breakwater enjoys a splendid location. For parched, sunbathers this is a convenient place to get a drink. Baia Saracena is the first café/bar that visitors will see when they come off their boat from one of the other … [Read more...]

Trattoria da Sandro – Vernazza

Even the Slow Food Movement would Baulk at the Slow Service here: Maria, our landlady recommended this place and said that she and the locals would dine here. This trattoria is on the right-hand side of via Roma as you walk towards the train station. There is an inside restaurant, but even without … [Read more...]