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Citrus takes centre stage at Viennese orangery

18th – 21st May, 2018. 10am – 6pm Great Orangery Schlosspark Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.   Citrus fruits are complex, endlessly fascinating and so useful in the kitchen. Around the world they are a staple ingredient to homecooks and chefs and have botantists asking questions such as: is the kumquat a sister of the orange or […]

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4 of the best: Viennese restaurants

Sitting imperially at the centre of Europe the Austrian capital Vienna is enjoying a renaissance in culture food, while becoming ever so slightly hip and fashionable. Viennese table favourites with a global fanbase include Weiner Schnitzel and one of the world’s great street foods – sausages with semmel (a deliciously sweet bread roll demanding to […]

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Cornish oysters from the Helford

As ancient woodlands bordering the Helford River in Cornwall, England turn red, so oyster enthusiasts can take a fun seasonal river trip to discover a two thousand year history of their favourite mollusc. The Romans famously shucked oysters at Port Navas on the site where the Duchy Oyster Farm harvests and supplies demand from oyster […]

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Austrian Cow restaurant … where they watch you eat!

From June until September in an Austrian mountain spa resort you’ll be able to have dinner while being watched by Alpine cows and calves. First award the licence to operate as an inn in 1609, Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt’s cow barn was added when the restaurant needed to expand and, rather than move the barn, the unique […]

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Cocktail hopping and eating through Vienna Restaurant Week

Dozens of Austria’ s top restaurants and bars are busy preparing for this year’s Vienna Restaurant Week (23 February – 1 March) and the 150th anniversary of the city’s Ringstraße. This famous street, with its trams and tree-lined pavements, circles the imperial city’s central district with dozens of architectural masterpieces including government buildings, royal palaces, […]

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