Ceviche

21 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Picanteria karol/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Picanteria karol/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ceviche, cebiche, sebiche, or seviche is a dish consisting of fish or shellfish marinated in citrus and seasonings, recognized by UNESCO as an expression of Peruvian traditional cuisine and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, although different versions of ceviche are part of the culinary culture of various Spanish-American countries along the Pacific Ocean where each one is native: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. In Peru it is also considered a flagship dish and cultural heritage.   read more…

Hard Rock Cafe

18 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, London, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  8 minutes

London © Adz2042/cc-by-sa-4.0

London © Adz2042/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hard Rock Cafe, Inc. is a chain of theme bar-restaurants, memorabilia shops, casinos and museums founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and was headquartered in Orlando, Florida, until April 2018, when the corporate offices were relocated to Davie, Florida. As of July 2018, Hard Rock International has venues in 74 countries, including 172 bar or cafe-restaurants, 37 hotels, and 11 casinos.   read more…

Brasserie Lipp in Paris

15 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  4 minutes

Brasserie Lipp © flickr.com - Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp © flickr.com – Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp is a brasserie located at 151 Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It sponsors an annual literary prize, the Prix Cazes, named for a previous owner.   read more…

Paella

14 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  6 minutes

Paella de Mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0

Paella de mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0

Paella is a rice dish originally from the Valencian Community. Paella is regarded as one of the community’s identifying symbols. It is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cuisine.   read more…

Sunday roast

7 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

Sunday roast © flickr.com - Roderick Eime/cc-by-2.0

Sunday roast © flickr.com – Roderick Eime/cc-by-2.0

A Sunday roast or roast dinner is a traditional meal of British origin. Although it can be consumed throughout the week, it is traditionally consumed on Sunday. It consists of roasted meat, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and condiments such as apple sauce, mint sauce, or redcurrant sauce. A wide range of vegetables can be served as part of a roast dinner, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, or peas, which can be boiled, steamed, or roasted alongside the meat and potatoes.   read more…

Amuse-Gueule and Amuse-Bouche

31 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Tangopaso

© Tangopaso

An amuse-bouche or amuse-gueule is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre. Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons but are served free and according to the chef’s selection alone. These are served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse of the chef’s style.   read more…

Poutine

24 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

Vladimir Poutine restaurant in Montreal © Jwslubbock/cc-by-sa-4.0

Vladimir Poutine restaurant in Montreal © Jwslubbock/cc-by-sa-4.0

Poutine is a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. It emerged in Quebec, in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec region, though its exact origins are uncertain and there are several competing claims regarding its invention. For many years, it was used by some to mock Quebec society. Poutine later became celebrated as a symbol of Québécois culture and the province of Quebec. It has long been associated with Quebec cuisine, and its rise in prominence has led to its growing popularity throughout the rest of Canada.   read more…

Dong Xuan Center in Berlin

22 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Berlin, Bon appétit, Shopping Reading Time:  7 minutes

© Peter Kuley/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Peter Kuley/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Dong Xuan Center is an Asian wholesale market on Herzbergstrasse in the Berlin district of Lichtenberg in the Lichtenberg district. It was developed from the late 1990s on the former site of Siemens Plania AG, partly using existing industrial and administrative buildings. Expansions and new uses are constantly taking place. The focus is on sales, services and, from 2024, cultural events. The model and namesake of the Berlin Dong Xuan Center is the Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi, which was built in 1889 and is the largest and oldest market in the Vietnamese capital.   read more…

Haggis

17 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

displayed for sale © flickr.com - Chris Brown/cc-by-2.0

displayed for sale © flickr.com – Chris Brown/cc-by-2.0

Haggis (Scottish Gaelic: taigeis) is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver, and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach though now an artificial casing is often used instead. According to the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique: “Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour”.   read more…

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