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Posh Plates: Comfort Food At Home And Away

By Diana Laskaris

 

wine's a mystery to me

by Sue Reddel, Chief Ambassador, PoshPorts

afternoon tea fit for the royal wedding

 

While the world watches in breathless anticipation of the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton to take place on April 29, 2011, we think about the wonderful traditions and habits we have learned from our friends across the pond in Britain.

 

tips, tastes and myth-busting: st. patrick's day revealed

Saint Patrick's Day is widely celebrated around the world each year on March 17th.  Named after St. Patrick, the popular patron saint of Ireland and originally a Catholic holiday and official feast day in honor of St. Patrick's death, the day has come to be recognized as a secular celebration of Irish culture. Everyone is just a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Saint Patrick Himself

treats and traditions of christmas around the world

As the wonders of Christmas and the holiday season are upon us, we thought it would be fun to explore some of the traditions that abound around the world at this time. While there are differences that we can explore and learn about, there are also many common elements to be found. Just for fun, we'll include a few recipes for holiday foods and drinks along the way.

Africa

best of the wurst

While we've been enjoying the fruits of Oktoberfest and German cuisine in general, one food is far and away most abounding at both festival time and year round - wurst or sausages as we call them. There are well over a thousand types of German sausages, with many regional specialties with subtle spicing differences and meat mixtures in nearly unlimited variation. We won't tackle all of these here, but will present you with some of the most popular and common types.

oktoberfest at home

Are you looking to put some oomph into your oompahpah? Even if you skip a fall trip to Germany, you can still make your your very own authentic German style celebration any time of year.

why isn't oktoberfest in october?

tale of two cities in one

Beautiful Paris is a city with two distinct personalities as determined by which side of the River Seine it is on. Known as Rive Droit (The Right Bank) to the north or Rive Gauche (The Left Bank) to the south, these areas have distinct approaches to life, somewhat similar to the different personalities one might find in say, the Upper West Side and Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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