Crème brûlée

Suzy Rhodes Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:05
Creme_Brulee

This famous Parisian custard - Crème brûlée, is an egg custard that has been around since the middle ages. However, the first recorded recipe appears in Francois Massialots's 1691 French cookbook. Cambridge University has been serving this since 1879 and is known as 'Cambridge Burnt Cream' or 'Trinity Cream'.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:48
Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I love Gnocchi, whether it's smothered in Marinara sauce or in a soup, it's delicious. This recipe was given to me by a dear friend who lived in Italy for 6 years and collected some of the best Italian recipes. She's a fantastic cook too! Thanks Dawn.

Wiener Schnitzel

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 02/15/2014 - 00:33
Schnitzel

The Wiener Schnitzel is the national dish of Austria and is also a popular German dish. It's a very thin pork cutlet that is breaded and deep fried and garnished with a wedge of lemon. It is traditionally served with kopfsalat (lettuce, onions and sweet vinegar dressing) potato salad, cucumber salad or spaetzle (noodles). Today it is also served with pomme frits (french fries). The word 'wiener' means 'from Vienna' and 'schnitz' means to slice or cut. So here we have a cutlet of pork from Vienna.

Free things to do in London

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:05
Trafalgar_Square_London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” Dr. Samuel Johnson 1777. These words are just as true today as they were back then. Sitting on the banks of the River Thames, England’s capital has been drenched with history since Roman times and once ruled a quarter of the world. Home to the Royal family, this vibrant city still thrives on tradition but is also a leading global city, being one of the world’s capitols in fashion, arts, entertainment and finance.

Irish Soda Bread

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:57
Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread started in the early 1800's and was cooked in a bastible which is a cast-iron pot that was placed onto a turf fire or hot coals. Many did not have ovens back then so this was a very common way to bake the basic table bread of those days. It consisted of flour, bread soda, buttermilk and salt. Adding fruit, a bit of sugar and one egg to the bread mixture would have been for a very special occasion or a treat during the harvest time.

Welcome!

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 02/03/2014 - 13:18

Welcome everyone, to the Europe's Calling website! Born and raised in England, and raising our children in Germany, we have almost 30 years of knowledge and experience of traveling around Europe. After years of helping friends and neighbors plan their trips to Europe we want to help others who have that European dream become their reality. Europe's Calling is a travel website that offers comprehensive information allowing your visit to Europe receive its complete worth in every aspect.

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