World Oldest Distellery
Ireland

World Oldest Distellery

Miranda

[July, 2011] he first destination of the 5 day bus tour I joined in Ireland was the oldest distillery in the world.Of course it was in the morning.Whisky is more famous in Scotland, but Irish one has got the longer history, apparently.This Kilbeggan distillery was founded in 1757.The purpose of visiting this kind of place …

The Wine Festival
Germany

The Wine Festival

Miranda

[July, 2011] July seems to be the month of festivals in Germany.After the Bridge Festival in Heidelberg, I came across the Wine Festival in Freiburg.Lots of middle to old age people were there, too.Here you can buy wine with the glass, which means you can take the glass with you.On the glass , the words …

Eating boar
Germany

Eating boar

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is a meal I had in Heidelberg in Germany.The meat is boar.The boar meat is more common than reindeer or bear I had this year, but still a bit special, isn't it.The meat was cooked for a long time to be tender and tasted good.

Meal in the mountain
Italy

Meal in the mountain

Miranda

[June, 2011] This is the meal I had in a hut at Pian d'Artavaggio in the Alps.The left hand side is venison, which was good but the mushrooms on the right hand side was exceptionally.The yellowish one is polenta.I asked for mushroom instead of polenta, but totally ignored.The restaurant was nearly full.It might be my …

Orecchietta
Italy

Orecchietta

Miranda

[May, 2011] Orecchietta is a pasta which people in Puglia in south Italy often eat.Orecchio means a ear in Italian and this pasta looks like a small ear.This photo was taken in a small restaurant in Polignano, Puglia, which founded in 17th century.

Mazzancolle
Italy

Mazzancolle

Miranda

[May, 2011] A few decades ago, when my parents travelled to Italy, they learned the name of an Italian dish, mazzancolle.But I did not come across this at all and thought they had made some mistake when they remembered the word.But here in Monopoli, south Italy, at last I found it.It is grilled prawns with …

Yebisu Beer
Japan

Yebisu Beer

Miranda

[April, 2011] I heard that they give us 2 glasses of free beer, so I joined the tour in Yebisu Beer Museum.I did not know that Ebisu, a place in Tokyo was named after Yebisu Beer.Also I learned that Yebisu Beer was disappeared during the WW2 and did not revive until 70s.They also taught us …

Reindeer
Sweden

Reindeer

Miranda

[May, 2011] It is enjoyable to eat local foods when you are travelling.Here in Stockholm, I found reindeer meat in the menu of a restaurant in the old town.Of course I chose that.To be honest this is the second time for me to eat reindeer.The first time was in Finland.This one in Stockholm tasted much …

Boiled eggs at Owakudani
Japan

Boiled eggs at Owakudani

Miranda

[April, 2011] Taking the rope-way, we went to Owakudani, where smoke from Hakone volcano was coming out.Here you can eat black boiled eggs.The taste is the same as white ones, though.They sell only 5 eggs in one bag, not each one, which is a bit of problem, especially because we just had eggs at breakfast.The …

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