Food
Christmas Gifts for History Lovers, Travellers and Gourmets, 2016

Christmas Gifts for History Lovers, Travellers and Gourmets, 2016

Is it that time of year again? We have been so busy, we only just noticed. People have started asking us what we are doing over “the holidays”, British papers are discussing what is the best seasonal TV ad (yawn), Facebook has sent me a “2016 in review” video and my mother wants to know...
Another bite: cacio e pepe - an essential Roman pasta dish

Another bite: cacio e pepe – an essential Roman pasta dish

“Another bite” is a series of occasional posts about food, presenting the delicious local products, tasty dishes and other gastronomic delights we encounter on our tours and cruises. A few weeks from now, our first ever tour of Rome will take place, as always led by extraordinarily well-informed expert guides. The inauguration of Exploring Rome...
Another bite: stifado - Greek stew of beef, onions and spices

Another bite: stifado – Greek stew of beef, onions and spices

It’s been a while since we’ve given you a recipe. To make up for it, here’s a classic version of stifado, one of the most emblematic dishes in all of Greek cuisine – and one that is now rarely found well-made, although it is really not difficult. Stifado is a succulent slow-cooked stew of meat...
Croatia: the Coast and Islands of Dalmatia - a gallery

Croatia: the Coast and Islands of Dalmatia – a gallery

We’ve been rather busy lately, so this is just a short post, to alert our readers to some news and give them something nice to look at. The obvious question is: what’s our news?  The answer: Dalmatia! After years of consideration and preparation, we are proud – and excited – to announce the first Peter...
Christmas Gifts for History Lovers, Travellers and Gourmets, 2015

Christmas Gifts for History Lovers, Travellers and Gourmets, 2015

How time flies – another December is upon us. That song by Wham! is on the radio, as are ads full of children’s voices and the inevitable “ho ho ho”, the news sites have started their various themed reviews of the year and I’m developing an irrational desire for gingerbread and mulled wine (actually mulled...
Another view/bite: a Renaissance German on Turkish food

Another view/bite: a Renaissance German on Turkish food

“Another bite” is a series of occasional posts about food, presenting the delicious local products, tasty dishes and other gastronomic delights we encounter on our tours and cruises.“Another view” is a likewise occasional series of posts presenting the sites and areas we see on our travels through the eyes of writers. From the great ancient...
Another bite: shaken or stirred – Greek frappé

Another bite: shaken or stirred – Greek frappé

“Another bite” is a series of occasional posts about food, presenting the delicious local products, tasty dishes and other gastronomic delights we encounter on our tours and cruises. Sometimes, I long for a frappé. For example, just a few days ago, as I was exploring some remote sites in Lycia (southwest Turkey) with a trusted...
Another bite: Zesty Italian Lemon Cake

Another bite: Zesty Italian Lemon Cake

“Another bite” is a series of occasional posts about food, presenting the delicious local products, tasty dishes and other gastronomic delights we encounter on our tours and cruises. Among my earliest memories of travel is how fascinated I was with first seeing lemon trees richly bearing fruit while on a trip to Greece. For me,...
Feasting - Celebrating a Very Ancient Tradition

Feasting – Celebrating a Very Ancient Tradition

Feasting – for most, the term conjures up colourful associations of flavours, aromas and convivial experiences. For us archaeologists, it describes a significant social activity that can be identified across periods and civilisations. In a broader perspective, feasting is a cultural feature that distinguishes virtually all human societies – and one that we all participate...
Another Bite: Xinomavro Wine and a Recipe from Northern Greece – Shaking up our palates

Another Bite: Xinomavro Wine and a Recipe from Northern Greece – Shaking up our palates

“Another bite” is a series of occasional posts about food, presenting the delicious local products, tasty dishes and other gastronomic delights we encounter on our tours and cruises. Half a year ago, I first wrote about Greek wines and the wine tasting experiences that complement many of our land tours and cruises. At that time...
Christmas Gifts for History Lovers, Travellers and Gourmets, 2014

Christmas Gifts for History Lovers, Travellers and Gourmets, 2014

It’s December already… Festive motifs decorate shops and even websites, chocolate Santas are on the shelves (actually, where I am writing from, that same figure is identified as Saint Vasilios) and seasonal music is hard to avoid – in other words, we’re approaching Christmas rapidly. Surely, everyone among our readers has his or her own...
Another bite: Braised Pork with Leeks – a traditional Greek savoury dish

Another bite: Braised Pork with Leeks – a traditional Greek savoury dish

“Another bite” is a series of occasional posts about food, presenting the delicious local products, tasty dishes and other gastronomic delights we encounter on our tours and cruises. Milder and sweeter than onions, leeks are a member of the same allium family, but have their own distinct and elegant flavour, making them a perfect accompaniment...