Sauces really make a dish. They elevate them to the next level of deliciousness. You can also elevate a dish to a new level of fanciness by creating a sauce to go with it. The French can tell you about this as their cuisine revolves around the five mother sauces: Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Sauce Tomat, and Hollandaise. You’ll be familiar with Béchamel if you enjoy croque monsieurs and lasagnas. You’ll be familiar with Hollandaise if you love your eggs benedict. But have you ever attempted to make any of these at home? Continue reading “12 Classic Sauces Around the World and How To Make Them”→
Some people like to choose their travel destination based on landmarks, museums, and outdoor activities. Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people nurturing a passion for food: the foodies! These people love visiting food markets, trying new restaurants, and cooking with new ingredients; finding pleasure whether it be sipping wine in Bordeaux, eating pizza in Naples, or having a one-of-a-kind dining experience at a Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen. Many companies are catching on to this movement and even offering world-class dining itineraries. Continue reading “Top 5 European Cities For Foodies”→
Driving in another country can be scary. Are the road signs clear? Are there any unwritten rules I should follow? What are the speed limits? Which documents do I need? With the Euro 2016 upon us, many will be venturing into driving the roads of Marseille or Lens in France.
Below you will find useful information including answers to the above questions and road sign vocab. There is also useful information for those following Ireland, Wales and England with match locations and cost of travel. Continue reading “Driving In France – A How To Guide”→
Are there any football fanatics out there? Anyone planning to follow their team over in France? Or maybe you are just planning on watching your team in its home nation.
I remember in 2008 watching Deutschland play in Berlin at a free outdoor event where they set up a giant inflatable screen and so many people were there. It was so fun! Great atmosphere. I bet that even if you don’t like football, you would enjoy watching it this way; with a bratwurst on one hand and a beer on the other. Continue reading “A Guide To Planning Your Euro 2016 Road Trip”→
Famous for its scrumptious and multi-course meals, Paris is simply incomparable when it comes to desserts. It is so common to walk into a patisserie or chocolaterie for a quick snack or indulgence in Paris.
France is a huge pull for tourists, but why is that the case? There is a lot to love about France. The people are (usually) great, the country has a fascinating history, and there is lots to do from enjoying the food, visiting museums, and even going skiing. The weather is also pretty good in the south of the country where the Mediterranean coastline brings a lot of visitors.
Travelling around the world allows you to learn a lot about certain countries, you can discover all about their culture but you can also learn a lot about their dining etiquette. What is considered rude in one country can be a compliment in another. Slurping, for example is generally thought to be rude but they actively encourage it in Japan as it shows appreciation for the food.