An A-Z of Food and Drink Spots in Brum

By Maisie Ainsworth New to Birmingham, or been here for a while and looking for inspiration? Take a look at our complete A-Z of the best independent cafes and restaurants in the city. Including mostly student-budget friendly spots with a few treats in there too for when you’re feeling fancy! Check out @hellobirmingham on Instagram…

Культура фаст-фуда в России

По Anna Walthew Когда я была в России, это удивило меня, сколько ресторанов фаст-фуда я увидела. Мне казалось, что все рестораны в Санкт-Петербурге – это рестораны фаст-фуда. Конечно, там много других ресторанов, но это показывает, как процветает рынок фаст-фуда в России. В 2011 году доля фаст-фуда от продаж потребительских продуктов питания составляла 47%, а в…

Italy’s ‘Espresso-strength’ Coffee Culture

By Grace Baxendine Whether enjoyed in a café or at home, coffee for Italians is less of an act and more of an art. As a language student, this is perhaps one of the most obvious points of culture to comment on, but rightly so. If you want to avoid appearing a stereotypical caricature of…

Deliciously Dutch

By Meg Nicholls Holland is well-known for windmills, clogs, tulips and many other stereotypes, yet I was most impressed by its food during a recent trip to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Granted, none of the meals I ate were particularly healthy, but all tourists deserve a treat, and when in Rome… Kaas; Starting my list with…