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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

24 June 2021

Dalwhinnie Distillery – a marriage in the mountains

In March 2018 I was on a final research trip for my book Sea of Bones and I took a train between Edinburgh and Inverness. Anticyclone […]
23 June 2021

Irish whiskey with inputs from Northern Ireland no longer seen as EU products

Irish whiskey and dairy products with inputs from Northern Ireland are no longer recognized as EU products when sold to third countries. On Monday June 14th, […]
21 June 2021

New easing of measures in Belgium: Bars and restaurants to remain open until 1am as of June 27th

On Friday June 18th, Belgium’s Consultative Committee met and determined that from 27th of June, bars and restaurants will be allowed to remain open until 1am. […]
21 June 2021

Spanish and Portuguese farmers join forces to conclude CAP reform

Portuguese Farmers Confederation and the Spanish organization ASAJA – Asociación Agraria – Jóvenes Agricultores, are joining efforts to ensure that the reform of the Common Agricultural […]
18 June 2021

5 wineries you have to visit when in Istria

The Croatian peninsula Istria is well known for many things – from culture and food to the perfect Mediterranean climate, but one thing it is most […]
18 June 2021

5 veggie friendly restaurants to enjoy in Brussels

Traditional Belgian food can be very meat based, and while no doubt delicious to any carnivores out there, this poses certain problems for others. Vegetarian, vegan, […]
17 June 2021

Wolfburn Whisky – the return of a mythical beast?

Like last week’s Arran whisky, this week’s tipple – Wolfburn – has seen a revival after a halt in production of 150 years. The Wolfburn distillery […]
16 June 2021

In this Dutch bar you can tap 68 beers all by yourself

When you think of beer, the Netherlands are probably not the first country that pops into your head. After all, Belgium remains the number one beer […]
15 June 2021

La Terrasse O2 in Brussels has reopened its doors for the summer

La Terrasse O2 in Brussels is back. A large and highly stylized terrace in the neighborhood of Uccle has restarted operations on Friday June 4th and […]
15 June 2021

Brexit causes staff shortages and pay rises in UK hospitality

I was one of those accused of scaremongering for suggesting that restricting entry to the UK might create labour shortages, and let me say clearly that […]
15 June 2021

European Parliament demands an end to caged farming by 2027

The European Parliament has passed a non-binding resolution demanding a ban on the use of cages in animal agriculture by 2027. 1. The petition A vote […]
14 June 2021

How to cook the perfect Kkwabaegi

The dessert kkwabaegi is a kind of fried brioche, a twisted doughnut with the special touch of wrapping it up in matcha tea mixed with sugar. […]
14 June 2021

World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held in Bruges, Belgium

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Basque Culinary Center (BCC), VisitFlanders and the city of Bruges have announced new dates for the 6th UNWTO World Forum on […]
11 June 2021

Arran Whisky – How a war veteran revived a sleeping giant

The Isle of Arran lies between Ayr and Kintyre. Sometimes known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, it possesses all Scotland’s geography – Highland and Lowland areas – in […]
10 June 2021

Trem Velho: Old Cascais train turned into a steak restaurant reopens its doors

An old train from the 1970s that was turned into a steak restaurant in Cascais, Portugal, has reopened its doors to customers. In May of 1973, […]
9 June 2021

Italy left in shock: best pizza to be found in Sardinia, not Naples

Pizza and Italy. Italy and pizza. They go together like peas and carrots. Other than wine and pasta, pizza might be the country’s most popular dish. […]
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