Category Archives: European Cuisine

Of Hare & Rabbit

The eating of hares and rabbits has a venerable history in Europe. Greeks, Germans, Spaniards and Britons love rabbits and hares, as do Italians in certain regions. Most of the recipes in modern usage have their roots deep in those European … Continue reading

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The Spanish Experience

Spain (España) is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in South Western Europe. After an arduous conquest, the peninsula came under the rule of the Roman Empire. During the early Middle Ages it came under Germanic rule but … Continue reading

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The Belgian Experience

Belgium (bɛldʒəm,België, Belgique, Belgien) is officially the Kingdom of Belgium, a sovereign state in western Europe, that straddles the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe. The name Belgium is derived from Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the northernmost … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Experience

Norwegian cuisine in its traditional form is based largely on the raw materials readily available within the country from its mountains, wilderness and coast. There is a strong emphasis on game and fish with many of the traditional dishes using … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Empire – Bermuda

Bermuda /bɜrˈmjuːdə/, also referred to in legal documents as the Bermudas or Somers Isles is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its capital city is Hamilton. The first European to discover Bermuda was the Spanish sea captain … Continue reading

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The Rose, The Thistle & The Shamrock

The shamrock is a young sprig of clover, the international symbol of Ireland. Shamrock comes from the Irish word seamróg, which is the diminutive of the Irish word for clover “seamair” and means simply “little clover” or “young clover”. There … Continue reading

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Of Hare & Rabbit

The hare (and in recent times, the rabbit) are a staple of many Mediterranean cuisines. The dish was presented to the island’s Grandmasters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, as well as Renaissance Inquisitors resident on the island, several … Continue reading

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