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SPECIAL OCCASIONS – Samoan Shindig

MOVE to Samoa to partake in the traditional Fiafia celebrations. The feast, cooked in the traditional umu, is usually made up of a large amount of chicken, breadfruit, pork, taro, fish and fresh fruit, with the tipple of choice being … Continue reading

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PLACES TO VISIT – Beer goggles or sunglasses?

FOR those who prefer the beer goggles to the sunglasses, Samoa has the Vailima Brewery that’s open for tours every Thursday (providing you give them a heads up you’re coming to visit of course.) You’ll surely get the opportunity whilst … Continue reading

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EXTREME EATING – From a small seed a funky smell may grow…

A growing number of Brits are sporting the latest ‘fashion’; the Polynesian style tattoo. Fair enough I suppose: in boring old Britain, you get the standard, dull as dishwater packet of crisps – in Samoa however, you get the much … Continue reading

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An Intro to German Cuisine

WHAT makes Germany so wonderful to experience is the love and passion everyone reserves for their food and drink. From visiting one of Germany’s 200 star-rated restaurants to getting merry in one of those iconic old-fashioned German taverns everybody wants … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OCCASION – Glücksschwein

THESE  ‘Glücksschwein’ (lucky pigs) are traditionally made in the marzipan hotbed of Lübeck in Northern Germany, so dubbed the Marzipan capital due to its brilliance and consistency. For more information on marzipan specific terms for those interested, check below for … Continue reading

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STAPLE FOODS – Telling Porkies

On average, a  German will on average consume up to 61kg of meat a year – and while that diet is by no means made up exclusively from pork, with eye-catching specialities like Schweinshaxe and the previously mentioned somewhere in … Continue reading

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HOME COOKING – Fit for a Duke

THE cheeky little moustache can’t help but catch your eye, belongs to Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, particularly fond of a snappy two layered dessert called Welf Pudding, first cooked to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the rule of the … Continue reading

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