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Russian cuisine

It's difficult to place Russian cuisine. Somewhat influenced by French cooking, it also uses locally-produced vegetables from the country's dense forests and freshwater fish from the many rivers and lakes. Most people think of Russian food in terms of caviar. Now that...

Breakfast in Montmartre

Breakfast in Montmartre

We had breakfast at a bakery called Coquelicot in Montmartre, near Place Pigalle, still a red light area but much subdued compared to the old days. Coquelicot means poppy in French. The frosted-glass pichets of water are decorated with the red flowers, and the bakery...

Feasting: The Language of Food

Feasting: The Language of Food

This is a photo of an ancient feasting scene from the Caucasus, which is on display at the Hermitage in St Petersburg. Well, I thought it was a convivial scene and fitting for what I hope will become a regular blog about the language of food. I tried a range of...


Check out this wine. I'm giving it 4 of 5 stars with the @Vivino app: http://www.vivino.com/users/peter.stewart/reviews/110731436?utm_source=app


The restaurant is in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old City. I had wanted to eat elk, so we had headed initially to The Flying Elk in Malartorget. This turned out to be a gastropub serving Swedo-Brit fusion food. After some discussion, we ascertained that elk was not on the...

Gastrolingua is a website about food and drink, and the language of food and drink. I run it as part of a suite of related websites which encourage responsible travel and engagement with local culture, rather than extractive tourism that uses travel as a carbon-intensive staycation.

This website is under construction, and will be launched properly later in the summer (northern hemisphere). My other websites include https://www.easywheeling.com and https://monksbowl.org