Vienna’s heuriger

Vienna's Heuriger - a Viennese institution: Vienna is well known for its famous composers like Mozart and Strauss, waltzes, the Vienna Boy's Choir, Schönbrunn Palace and the Sacher torte, to name a few.  But just as famous should be the Viennese Heuriger, a typically Viennese … [Read more...]

The Historic Regensburg Wurstkuchl

Enjoy Regensburg bratwurst at the Historic Wurstkuchl: On any Danube river cruises, you'll most certainly hear about "Wurstkuchl" in Regensburg, a tavern famous for its bratwurst. Your river boat will stop near the Old Stone Bridge, thought to be the eighth wonder of the world when it was built. … [Read more...]

Festivals – Galway Oyster Festival

The World's longest running oyster festival: My greatest disappointment with my two trips to Ireland is that I've never made it to the Galway International Oyster Festival, usually held in September to celebrate the start of the oyster season. I love oysters and Tony loves oysters and Guinness so … [Read more...]

Food in Central Italy

Food in Central Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Emilia Romagna; Tuscany; Umbria; Le Marche Pomposa; Ravenna; Ferrara; Bologna; Modena; Parma; Siena; San Gimignano; Pisa; Lucca; Firenze (Florence); Arezzo; Montepulciano; Montalcino; Lake Trasimeno; Perugia; Assisi; Spoleto; Orvieto; San Leo; San … [Read more...]

Food in Rome

Food in Rome and around: a brief gastronomical tour! Rome and Lazio Rome; Tuscania; Viterbo; Tarquinia; Cerveteri; Ostia Antica; Frascati; Monte Cassino Perhaps the most savoury of all Italian regional cuisines, and perhaps due to its central location, the food in Rome … [Read more...]

Food in Northeast Italy

Food in North-east Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Trentino-Alto Adige; the Veneto and Friuli Padua; Bassano del Grappa; Vicenza; Verona; Lake Garda; Trento; Bolzano; Cortina d'Ampezzo; Misurina; Trieste; Venice Food in Northeast Italy often comprises dishes rich … [Read more...]

Food in Southern Italy

Food in Southern Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Naples and Campania; Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia; Basilicata and Calabria; Sicily and Sardinia Pompeii; Sorrento; Capri; Positano (Amalfi Coast); Bari; Matera; Castellana; Alberobello; Lecce; Taranto; Calabrian Mountains; Taormina; Syracuse; … [Read more...]

Spain holiday – Food in Spain

Spanish food is delicious: Put very simply, Spanish food is delicious! It's tasty, spicy, vibrant in colour and a has a great mix of fresh ingredients. In this sun-drenched country, grains, beans, fruits and vegetables all grow very well and there is also an abundance of meats, seafood and … [Read more...]

Eating out on your Croatia holiday

What is Croatian cuisine?: Food styles in Croatia are varied, depending on the regions, but broadly they can be categorized into two main groups - the inland and the coastal areas.  There is a distinct difference in the types of foodstuff and styles of cooking between the two main regions.  … [Read more...]