Poppie’s, The Best Fish & Chips in London

The best fish & chips in London : Poppie’s The traditional recipe refers to cod battered with flour, egg and beer, accompanied with fried potatoes which are seasoned with salt and vinegar. In London the options to try this dish are endless, but there is a restaurant repeatedly awarded as the best fish and chip restaurant in the United Kingdom. It’s called Poppie’s, in honor of its owner Pat ‘” Pop ”Newland. Pat started working when he was just 11 …

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Easy Chocolate Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles     Ingredients 150g dark chocolate, chopped 150g milk chocolate, chopped 150ml double cream 50g unsalted butter cocoa powder, sprinkles, lustre powder, icing sugar, chopped nuts, for coating flavourless oil (such as sunflower), for shaping Method STEP 1 Put the dark and milk chocolate in a bowl, then put the cream and butter in a pan and bring to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until it melts. Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge for 7 hrs. STEP …

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Christmas Rocky Road

Christmas Rocky Road  Ingredients 100g butter , cut into cubes, plus extra for the tin 250g Christmas biscuits , such as shortbread or chocolate biscuits 75g shelled nuts (use up a bag of whole nuts, or bits and bobs from the baking cupboard) 100g mixed dried fruit (such as raisins, cherries or glacé ginger) 75g Christmas sweets (candy canes, marshmallows or jelly sweets) 400g milk or plain chocolate (or a mixture of both), chopped 140g golden syrup (weigh this straight into the pan you will use for melting) 2 tbsp sprinkles , or more sweets, to …

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Porto: Coffee Shop Majestic an Icon of the Belle Epoque

Porto: Cafe Shop Majestic

The Coffee shop Majestic located in Rua de Santa Catarina N ° 122, opened its doors in 1921 with the name of “Elite”. It was designed by architect Joao Queirós inspired by the work of maestro Marques da Silva. At its inauguration attended all the personalities of the political and artistic world

Coffee shop majestic - porto
Coffee shop majestic – porto


Art Deco in Porto

In 1922, the name was changed to the current one. Art Deco style was one of the most luxurious places in Porto. The marble facade is adorned with plant motifs of sinuous shapes. A trio of charming columns marks the facade.
 In the upper part a pediment crowns the decoration with the Majestic’s initials. On the sides there are two representations of children who, amusing, invite the passer-by to enter.

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Talleyrand’s Gourmet Food

Talleyrand’s Gourmet Food – Carême Recipes Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, was an exquisite connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate. Bouchet, famous chef has ran his kitchen at the time. Antonin Carême, one of the essential names in the history of Gastronomy, was never a permanent employee of Talleyrand, but considered the prince as the best of his hosts and the most knowledgeable gastronomic of all those he dealt with. On his side, Tayllerand recommended Carême as his …

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