Culinary Delights from Europe

Labskaus in Hamburg
Labskaus in Hamburg

The problem I’ve found with taking photographs on your smartphone, is that there’s a tendency, unless you tweet them or post them online right away (which I don’t), to forget you ever took them, and never bother downloading them to your computer. It’s because of this lack of regard for smartphone photographs that I recently discovered that the not insignificant number of snaps on my iPhone stretched back over the course of some three years, and included a host of pictures that in turn made my smile, laugh out loud, and frown with a good deal of perplexity.

A similar fate was suffered by the photographs I took on those phones I had owned earlier, including two Sony models that, in evolutionary terms, were positively Neanderthal compared to today’s gadgets. I did download those photographs from the phone memory sticks onto my computer eons ago, but then I stuck them in a folder that in turn ended up in another folder called ‘Desktop Tidy’, which was the surest way of losing them forever. However, an unfortunate encounter between my ageing laptop and a glass of beer precipitated a Titanically disorganised and chaotic digital evacuation, that threw up that long-forgotten folder of old phone photographs. As I flicked through them, I found a hitherto disregarded visual record of my life as it was some five or six years ago.

To celebrate the discovery, and to finally put those long-forgotten photographs to good use, here’s a selection in celebration of European cuisine. I’m a great believer of food being capable of offering insight into other cultures, and the photographs below are a record of just some of the memorable meals I’ve had on past travels.

Bon appétit, as the Germans say.

Sauerbraten in Dresden
Sauerbraten in Dresden
Currywurst in Berlin
Currywurst in Berlin
Nürnbergers in Nürnberg
Nürnbergers in Nürnberg
Schnitzel in Vienna
Schnitzel in Vienna
Tripe soup in Warsaw
Tripe soup in Warsaw
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