Postcard from … Geneva

Halle de Rive market, Geneva

Geneva is a beautiful and well-run city. Where else do bus departures have a countdown clock in minutes and seconds? On the food front, though, Geneva has a reputation for frilly fine dining. It’s best summed up in a scene from the film The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), when Sabina (Lena Olin) and Franz (Derek de Lint) [...]

Langoustines

Langoustines

The Scottish langoustine, also known as nephrops norvegicus, is an example of a delicious and sustainable seafood fished year-round in the UK. Caught mainly off the coast of Scotland by bottom trawling, langoustines live in burrows and only come out to feed or mate.  This makes over-fishing difficult and there is little by-catch. The only problem, if you live [...]

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