Calabria – Canoeing & mushrooms at the green heart of Sila

2000 km2 covers the high plateau of Sila, the green heart of Calabria. Since the ancient times, this beautiful landscape owns its name that reflects its fortune of forests. In 1968 the national park has been established, 1997 extended. Today the Sila is one of the few regions in Europe where wild wolfs are still…

Calabria – Wine & Middle Age architecture along the East Coast

Uncountable olive trees,  lovely wineyards and middle age architechture shape the fascinating landscape of Marchesato around Crotone. Already the ancient Greeks called this region ‘Oinotaria’ – wineland. History tells that the athlets of the Olympic Games received wine from Krimisa for their victories. And until today, the pontent red wine of Ciro is still pressed…

Milan – Aside the typical tourist routes

Our second day. 8:00 in the morning. Shafts of sunlight made us awake. And we thoughts: Milan has to be more than Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. So, let’s jump into the tram and let’s discover it. We started out tour at the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, consecrated in 387 by St. Ambrose and later named after this same…

Panettone, Risotto Milanese & Brioche

Milan is inevitably linked to being a capital of fashion. The food, from Panettone to Brioche or Risotto Milanese is worth a separate chapter as well. So how do Milanese start their day? Yes, with espresso. Accompanied with brioche.  And definitely, taking a short walk to one of the cozy Pasticceria is the perfect start into…

Queen Victoria’s cucumber sandwich

Most likely you’ve already seen once a picture of this famous lady above. Yes, this is Queen Victoria. Her reign of 63 years (1837 until her death) was longer than any of her predecessors. The known Victorian era was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was…

Fruity? Enjoy an Orange-Vanilla-Tarte with thyme

Are you in favor of a taste explosion? And you love experimenting with fruits and herbs? Well, most likely you already tried the combination of strawberries and mint or tangerine with cinnamon… So what do you think about fruity, fresh oranges with a flavor of vanilla and thyme on a crunchy dough? It’s really worth…

Tallinn – food? Excellent food!

Hapukapsasupp, Kali, Kama and Kilud are just a few typical Estonian dishes belonging to a cross over kitchen between Russian, German and Scandinavian with its own character. Traditionally farmer families were eating a lot of fish, rutabaga, cereals and brown bread. Many folksy dishes like aspic, sauerkraut or black pudding survived until today. If you’re…

Roses? Apple roses!

There’s definitely a fruit that tastes all year round: apples! Apples, originated in Central Asia, have been grown for thousands of years. In many cultures, they have religious and mythological significance: just think about the forbidden fruit of garden Eden. Today, about 85 million tons of these delicious fruits are produces every year, nearly half of it…