Immersion into the ancient Roman world of food and wine – a Pompeii eatery brought back to life.
An interesting and quite unusual opening took place over the weekend (Sunday, 21 March, 2010) in the ruins of Pompeii, in the Italian province of Campania. An ancient eating establishment that was buried under a massive wave of scalding ash during the eruption of Pompeii in the year 79
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Ever wanted to know what are the world’s oldest restaurants? Maybe you’ve already visited some of them, without knowing the fact? I have always been curious why some restaurants are more popular than others… And why some survive in any circumstances and enjoy popularity decades and even centuries after they first welcomed guests.
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Kæstur hákarl (Icelandic for “fermented shark”) – Iceland
Kæstur hákarl made in traditional way
It is a Greenland (or basking) shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for 4-5 months. Hákarl for short, has a very distinctive ammonia smell and fishy taste, similar to very strong cheese.
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A lot has been written about the highest earning celebrity chefs. Тhey аre all over our television screens and bookshelves. They open new restaurants (sometimes few within a year), publish books, host TV shows, endorse products – you name it. The business magazine Forbes published the “Ten Top-Earning Celebrity Chefs” (2008) with estimates
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