Guinness is Irish symbol
Ireland

Guinness is Irish symbol

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is inside of Guiness Storehouse, a museum/attraction of Guinness.The main building is a huge pint glass shape and there are a lot of interesting gadgets all over the place.They must have spent a lot of money to make this.When I came here more than 10 years ago for work, it was more …

A fishing village
Ireland

A fishing village

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is a fishing village called Portmagee in Ireland.During the bus tour, the guide emphasised that they serve the best seafood in the country, so my expectation had swollen.But, the restaurant he recommended had only a plate of mussels on the lunch menu.I felt cheated…Some customers who came in later asked for seafood …

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
Apulia

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 …

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