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Of course not, but when the Spaniards brought them to Europe from South America at the end of the 16th century, they did not receive much of a welcome reception. Although in their homeland the Incas not only ate them, but also worshipped them to the point of burying potatoes together with their dead, because […]
A wealthy Jew invited a beggar to lunch. And the poor man saw for the first time in his life caviar. He tried it and he liked it. And he kept reaching for it using a teaspoon. — This is really good! — The beggar said enthusiastically. — It is really good, but it is […]
As we are preparing for landing at Lisbon’s airport, we are approaching and passing over the city. And as it is already dark, the estuary of the Tagus River is a black spot underneath us with just two bridges – the 17 km long Vasco da Gama and the shorter, but no less unique with […]
In the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs were found pots with wine, olive oil and honey dating back over 3000 years! The olive oil and the wine had gone bad but the honey, turns out, was still perfectly good to be consumed. Even if – in practice – honey could last forever, its taste qualities […]
– Waiter, the bill, please! – Excuse me, sir, but I would recommend you have another cognac before you see it. We all have had a case when we wanted to cry once seeing the bill in a restaurant. Sometimes it means you have been overcharged – the waiter looked up, then multiplied what he […]
There is something for everyone in Palermo – for the architecture lovers there are plenty of samples of Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Arabic and Norman art, of the Gothic art and the Baroque in all their splendor. For the fans of the sea the beaches near the Sicilian capital provide for a divine holiday with breathtaking views […]
According to the ancient Greek legend, the unusually strong son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene, had to carry out 12 “heroic labors” by order of Eurystheus, to whom he was sent in service by the jealous Hera. His last labor was to bring three golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, which was […]