Food in Southwest France

Food in Southwest France: a brief gastronomical tour! Poitou and Aquitaine; Perigord, Quercy and Gascony; the Pyrenees. Bordeaux; Toulouse; Poitiers; La Rochelle; Rochefort; Cognac; St Emilion; Pauillac; Perigueux; Sarlat; Lascaux II; Bergerac; Rocamadour; Cahors; Condom; Moissac; … [Read more...]

Food in Central France

Food in Central France: a brief gastronomical tour! Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, the Jura and the Massif Centrale. Dijon; Nuit st Georges; Beaune; Cluny; Chablis; Santenay; Auxerre; Fontenay; Vezelay; Nevers; Autun; Macon; Arbois; Besancon; Ornans; Ronchamp; Limoges; Aubusson; Moulins; Vichy; … [Read more...]

Food in Western France

Food in Western France: a brief gastronomical tour! Normandy; Brittany; the Loire Valley. Rouen; Caen; Bayeux; Cherbourg; Mont-St-Michel; St Malo; Rennes; Nantes; Angers; Tours; Saumur; Vouvray; Amboise; Le Mans; Chartres; Orleans. Food in Western France will get you … [Read more...]

Food in the South of France

Food in the South of France: a brief gastronomical tour! Languedoc-Roussillon; Provence; Cote d'Azur Perpignan; Carcassonne; Beziers; Montpellier; Nimes; Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Avignon; Arles; Aix-en-Provence; Marseille; Cassis; Toulon; St Tropez; Frejus; St Raphael; Grasse; Cannes; … [Read more...]

Asbach – A German Brandy from Rüdesheim

Asbach Uralt is a German Brandy Produced in Rüdesheim since 1892: There's plenty of wines and beers to taste in Rüdesheim, but one liquor that must be tried when in this village is Asbach, the famous German brandy specialty from Rüdesheim am Rhein. Asbach brandy has been in production for … [Read more...]

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...]