For thousands of years human beings have been fermenting the food and drink they consume as a means to preserve and enhance them.
Little Amal, the 3.5m high puppet of a Syrian child refugee was welcomed into Canterbury on her long walk from the Turkish-Syrian border.
Dutch author Willem Frederik Hermans, on the publication of John Le Carré’s “The Spy who Came In from the Cold”, accused him of plagiarism
Charlotte Mbali reviews the novel, “Paradise” by Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Magdalena continues her journey across Europe with Mike, visiting the southern city of Baja, with its two rivers and a Fish Soup Festival
Ann Lawson Lucas gives a detailed account of healthcare in Italy, il Servizio Sanitario Nazionale. With photos by Simona Rizzardi.
Pécs is impressive and, despite its history, is now a modern and bustling city. Originally settled by Romans and Celts and enduring 150 years of Ottoman occupation it has a heritage of being a multi-ethnic city and is now named as a European Capital of Culture city.
For the next two weeks, the French authorities will discuss with the EU representatives of the other 27 countries to see if a diplomatic solution can be found. But, if not, the fishing boss threatens actions will be taken against the British, not blocking the port, but stopping British goods.
Magdalena takes Mike to Lake Szelid, the Gentle Lake, where her family once owned land, and where she spent her early childhood.
Within minutes of meeting Magdalena and Bonnie (her aged, but lovely German Shepherd) the motorway took us through green countryside past fields of sunflowers ready to harvest and paprika.