The 12 Days of Eatmas

Ohhh so this is why all my clothes currently feel like they are trying to strangle me. Welcome to the highlights of our Christmas in Europe, n.b. it’s mostly food. More posts with bigger photos to follow!

On the first day of Eatmas my food love made me eat…

25th December: A glorious, classy, home made feast of duck, pork, potatoes, gingerbread cheesecake…

Christmas Lunch Menus by Naomi

Menus by Naomi

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

26th December: A delightfully cheesy Boxing Day trip to the London Dungeon, Southbank, the Duck and Waffle and the Tower of London

Lunch at the Duck and Waffle, 40 floors above London

Lunch at the Duck and Waffle, 40 floors above London

A walk along Southbank and to the Tower of London

A walk along Southbank and to the Tower of London

27th December: The art of history and the art of shopping

Culture at the National Gallery and getting outshopped by my brother down Oxford Street!

Culture at the National Gallery and getting out-shopped by my brother down Oxford Street.

28th December: A day of travel making our way to start our Eastern European adventure

Traveling East! All the way to beautiful Prague...

Traveling East! All the way to beautiful Prague…

...just in time for the first goulash and beer of the trip

…just in time for the first goulash and beer of the trip

29th December: Waking to snow and a glorious sunny afternoon of snow fights in Prague

A beautiful snowy, blue sky day

A beautiful snowy, blue sky day

A beautiful snowy, blue sky day

A beautiful snowy, blue sky day

Eating adventures in a medieval tavern followed by the Prague Old Town

Eating adventures in a medieval tavern followed by the Prague Old Town

30th December: A pilgrimage to our Grandma’s old home town and to visit our Aunt in Ostrava

A freezing wintery train trip to the Czech heartland to visit family in Ostrava

A freezing wintery train trip to the Czech heartland…

followed by dinner at 4pm! More goulash, pork and dumplings followed by much much beer

…followed by dinner at 4pm because it was just too cold! More goulash, pork and dumplings followed by much beer

31st December: A hungover bus trip to Krakow to celebrate New Years Eve in Polish Style

New Years Eve concert in Krakow

New Years Eve concert in Krakow Old Town Square

1st January: A quiet and freezing day in Krakow

A walking tour through Krakow Old Town followed by stuffed cabbage lunch...and potato of course

A walking tour through Krakow Old Town followed by stuffed cabbage and potato, of course. For about £3

The biggest dinner of our lives at Pod Wawelem - spicy pulled pork knuckle

The biggest dinner of our lives at Pod Wawelem – spicy pulled pork knuckle which looked about the same when I had finished!

2nd January: A bitterly cold, hectic, emotional trip to Auschwitz

A tragic and moving visit to Auchwitz

A tragic and moving visit to Auchwitz…

Followed by dinner at Hamsa Israel in the Krakow Jewish quarter - lemon chicken

…followed by a warm and thankful dinner at Hamsa Israel in the Krakow Jewish quarter – lemon chicken

3rd January: A trip to Paris and my beloved 13eme arrondissement

Magret de Canard and typical French treats in the left bank

Magret de Canard and typical French treats on the Parisian left bank

Boulevard St Germain

The delights of Boulevard St Germain

4th January: A family walking tour all over Paris to pat all the cats

Musée d'Orsay and Christmas Markets on the Champs Elysées,

Musée d’Orsay and Christmas Markets on the Champs Elysées,

The Cat Café and a lovely Confit du Canard au miel at Café de l'Industrie

The Cat Café and a lovely Confit du Canard au miel at Café de l’Industrie

Paris from the Arc de Triomphe

Paris from the Arc de Triomphe

5th January: A day trip to Reims in Champagne

Reims main attractions: The cathedral rising from the fog, Joan of Arc, Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Biscuits Roses (to dip in the champagne!)

Reims main attractions: The cathedral rising from the fog, Joan of Arc, Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Biscuits Roses (to dip in the champagne!)

Long Lunch to escape the "freezing fog"; Jambon, Moules au Roquefort and a Tarte au Framboise

A long lunch helped us escape the “freezing fog” outside; Jambon, Moules au Roquefort and a Tarte au Framboise

6th January: Epiphany! Our final day together in Europe

Catch ups! Japanese bento lunch followed by a trip to Mundolingua, the amazing linguistics museum. Oh and Flan Nature

Catch ups! Japanese bento lunch followed by a trip to Mundolingua, the amazing linguistics museum. Oh and a Flan Nature

A final three course meal with the family at Le Volcan on marvellous Rue Mouffetard: Carpaccio of Salmon, Bœuf Bourguignon and Sorbet Normand

A final three course meal with the family at Le Volcan on marvellous Rue Mouffetard: Carpaccio of Salmon, Bœuf Bourguignon and Sorbet Normand

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