Plymouth Gin – Once a Preferred Drink of the Royal Navy

For Nearly Two Centuries, No Navy Ship Left Port Without Plymouth Gin: Black Friars Distillery is one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth and one of the city's heritage buildings. Its Refectory Room - a medieval hall with a hull-shaped timber roof was built in 1431.  Since 1793, Black Friars … [Read more...]

Steckerlfisch – A Bavarian Fish Specialty

Steckerlfisch is a Bavarian Fish Specialty and also a Popular Oktoberfest Food: A graphic food image that you'll see at the Munich Oktoberfest is at the Fischer-Vroni Steckerlfisch stand. Here you'll see neatly lined rows of whole fish on skewers being cooked over the very long charcoal grill. … [Read more...]

The Wee Dram that the Queen Enjoyed

Royal Lochnagar - The Single Malt Whisky With the Royal Seal of Approval: Royal Lochnagar is a distillery situated on the south side of the River Dee about a half a mile from Balmoral Castle. There are indeed many whisky distilleries in Scotland, but few malt whiskies can claim the "Royal" … [Read more...]

Some Sweet Things from Avignon and the Region

Avignon and Regional Specialty Foods: In Avignon, we came across La Cure Gourmande, a sweet shop with devilishly tempting sweets that are sure to melt the strongest willpower.  If you like to try local specialty foods and have got a sweet tooth, you'll be pleased to know that some of these … [Read more...]

Agneau de Pré-salé – The Salt Marsh Lamb of Normandy

Agneau de Pré-salé - The Highly-Prized Salt Marsh Lamb Specialty from Mont-St-Michel: One of the specialty food in Normandy is Agneau de Pré-salé or Salt Marsh Lamb.  Agneau de pré-salé is lamb that graze on salt marshes and the meat from the lamb has a unique flavour and … [Read more...]

The Best Afternoon Tea in London

For the Best Afternoon Tea in London, You Can't Go Past the Tea Guild's Award: In today's high-speed society, taking afternoon tea, in the tradition that it used to be enjoyed in the 19th century, is a luxury that few people can afford.  Gone are the days when according to a Noel Coward song … [Read more...]

Caldo Verde – A Portuguese Kale Soup

Caldo Verde is a Traditional and Light Kale Soup: Caldo Verde, or Kale soup, is a traditional Portuguese soup dish with Kale as one of its main ingredients and when travelling around the countryside, you'll see plenty of this vegetable being grown. In Portugal, it's common to see … [Read more...]

Starkbierzeit – Munich’s Secret Beer Festival

Munich's Secret Spring Beer Festival - Starkbierzeit: Oktoberfest is well known around the world (beer drinker or not). But Munich has another huge beer festival that is not so well publicised. At the Starkbierzeit ask for "ein Doppelbock bitte" and you’ll be served with a very potent double … [Read more...]

A Mozart Dinner Concert at St Peter Stiftskeller

Enjoy A Candlelight Mozart Dinner Concert At St Peter Stiftskeller Salzburg: Located in the centre of Salzburg Old Town, between the Cathedral and the Festival Halls, is St. Peter Stiftskeller, a Salzburg restaurant that stakes its claim as the oldest restaurant in the whole of Central … [Read more...]