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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.

7 October 2022

Top Finnish foods and drinks you need to try

Fish, game, forest fruits, mushrooms, cheese, strawberries. . . The Finns have a natural larder to envy. The sea is close by and so is nature, […]
6 October 2022

Young farmers are key to secure food safety

Food supply chains have been compromised due to geopolitical turfs which are shining a light on the farmers’ role and their ability to respond to the […]
21 September 2022

Meet the man who cycled 1400 km for a croissant

Albert Van Limbergen is a retired man living close to Liège, Belgium, who set off on quite the adventure this summer. He cycled from his home […]
9 September 2022

Haarlem becomes the first city in the world to ban meat advertising

The Dutch city of Haarlem has taken the decision to ban all the public advertising of meat, starting in 2024. It will be the first city […]
28 August 2022

Kookeet festival returns to Bruges at the end of September for its 10th anniversary

For a small city, Bruges packs a gastronomic punch. No fewer than 35 Bruges chefs have now been rated by Michelin, Gault&Millau and Bib Gourmand so […]
25 August 2022

EAT festival returns to Brussels at the end of September

After its special “Dinners” edition in 2021, the Eat Festival returns to Brussels from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October 2022, in the […]
19 August 2022

An introduction to Belgian chocolate

Everybody loves chocolate. It is s guilty pleasure we all indulge in every once in a while, maybe more around the holidays or for special occasions, […]
16 August 2022

EU’s goal of lowering the use of pesticides by 50% by 2030 expected to face resistance

On the 22nd of June, the European Commission (EC) presented a proposal to force a 50% reduction in the use of chemical pesticides in the European […]
4 August 2022

How bees can help stabilise rising food prices

Whoever is regularly paying a visit to the supermarket, the gas station or any other place where you have to swipe your credit card will know […]
2 August 2022

Production of olive oil is going down because of climate change

Last summer there were floods in Belgium and Germany; now there are heatwaves across Europe, droughts in Spain and Portugal. The Iberian Peninsula is going through […]
14 July 2022

What is the world’s most expensive caviar

Good food is something most of us are able to appreciate. On a daily basis, that means fresh, ideally local ingredients and homemade dishes. Every now […]
4 July 2022

Ukrainian borscht added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage “as a matter of extreme urgency”

The culture of Ukrainian borscht cooking, the national version of borscht consumed in several countries of the Eastern European region, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s list […]
28 June 2022

5 foods that could help alleviate food insecurity

Food insecurity is one of our world’s biggest problems and the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the situation. According to UN statistics, there were 768 undernourished people […]
20 June 2022

The weekend that showed Brussels the best of Portugal

The Best of Portugal fair returned to Brussels after a 2-year pandemic induced break. Portuguese farmers and producers came to the Parc du Cinquantenaire in the […]
20 June 2022

Santarém conquered 50,000 Brussels’ hearts at the Best of Portugal

This weekend I went to the Best of Portugal Festival in Brussels. Magnificently sited at the arcaded head of Cinquantenaire Park, the festival took place in […]
27 May 2022

Where to officially find Paris’ best baguettes and croissants

If France had to be known for just one thing, it would be their culinary talent. Everything food and drinks-related is of great importance and quality […]
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