Where You Can Eat (Guaranteed) Well in Barcelona

In our last post, we talked about something that Mediterranean countries do not, on the whole, do very well – Christmas, or, to be more precise, the “universal” (but in fact Northern European-North American) version of it. Today’s post, conversely, is about something which lies very much in Southern Europe’s comfort zone: food. Which is more than ample compensation, you must agree.

When it comes to the higher forms of “food culture”, Northern

Where You Can Eat (Guaranteed) Well in Barcelona

Who Invented Currywurst?

The Easy Hikers atone for past falsehoods by revealing the truth about Germany’s national dish As a final note to our brief stay in Berlin, here is something that, admittedly, is only somewhat tenuously linked with hiking. Something in lieu of an official retraction, an apology or (what they called under communism) “criticism and self-criticism”. And, to use a modern term, something to achieve “closure”.

There must have been, over

Who Invented Currywurst?

Eating in Tuscany

From Antipasti to Dolci I don’t know to what extent we have become experts in Tuscan art and landscapes (there is simply too much of either to see and to experience), but our recent trip has certainly improved our expertise in one specific area: Italian food, more particularly Tuscan dishes.

We now know that Tuscan cuisine is meat-based, and that the Tuscans are not overly fussy about the type of pasta they consume,

Eating in Tuscany

Food Glorious Food

"Jabuguitos and fried eggs for breakfast in Madrid"

We really should start putting out posts about food because one of the many pleasures I get when we go hiking anywhere is the anticipation of trying a local delicacy. And I’ve tried some unforgettable ones. Oh, Food Glorious Food

In Spain, we stumbled upon a local Madrilenian churreria away from the tourist scrum for a taste of authentic

Churros y chocolate

 

Food Glorious Food