Culture & Cuisine


Christmas in Russia with Helga Drogan | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 5 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Helga Drogan is a talented Russian tutor who offers lessons through iTalki. She is currently located in Moscow, Russia where she has earned a BA in Linguistics and a Master’s Degrees in Pedagogy and Educational Psychology. In Russia Christmas Day has been celebrated since the 10th century when Christianity spread throughout the Russian lands. How Christmas was Celebrated in Russia in...

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Christmas in Croatia | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 3 Culture & Cuisine / Language Resources / Travel

It’s officially day three of the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World, and this is my first contribution. I really wanted to have fun with this series of posts, in both researching my own articles and reading those of all of the awesome contributors who have teamed up with me, making the various recipes and sharing them with you all. I was initially going...

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Christmas in China with Hanbridge Mandarin | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 2 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Hanbridge Mandarin is a Chinese language school based in Shenzhen, China with more than ten years of experience. They teach courses both online and on campus. Their tutors are all bilingual (they have tutors that speak languages other than English), and they are all required to not only have a Bachelor’s degree (not to mention that 60% have Master’s degrees), but they...

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Christmas in Poland | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 1 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History

About the Author // Cristóbal del Castillo Camus an avid language learner from Santiago, Chile. He speaks Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Polish. You can learn more about him and read posts that he has written here. Christmas in Poland – Boże Narodzenie w Polsce Christmas time in Poland is very special. It is indeed a celebration in which families come together, many children...

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The Most Delicious Crêpes in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Over the past few years I’ve collected quite a few fond memories of time spent in the cuisine with friends and family, stirring crêpe batter over friendly banter. I’ve learnt the trade, racking up time taste-testing for Mamie, while toning arm muscles, working the spatula through a bowl of batter large enough to serve a small army. And still, the leftovers almost never make it...

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La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain Culture & Cuisine / Travel

A trip to Barcelona, Spain wouldn’t be complete without a trek down to El Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, more fondly known as simply, La Boqueria, to indulge in some of the best-known items in Spanish cuisine. With an entrance off the city’s most popular street, La Rambla, the market isn’t hard to find and it’s worth fighting your way through the crowds...

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Discover Where to Eat in Barcelona | A Review of Onofre + Spanish Food Vocab Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Tucked away on a little side street in the heart of the vibrant, picturesque Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic), is a hidden culinary jewel. When one thinks of Spanish cuisine, the first things that come to mind are likely paella and tapas, and its the latter in which this restaurant specializes. While visiting the beautiful city of Barcelona on our most recent anniversary, M and I...

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Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancakes) No Pork Recipe | Eurolinguiste Culture & Cuisine

This past month one of the recipes in my Try the World box was for Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is often referred to as a Japanese pancake. It can contain any number of ingredients and it is associated with the Kansai and Hirosima areas of Japan. In Japanese “okonomi” means “what you like” and “yaki” means “grilled” or “cooked”. And that’s pretty much what okonomiyaki is –...

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