Invited by Eurostar, food bloggers were invited to take a ‘little break’ to encourage us to visit nearby European cities such as Paris, Brussels and Lille for the reasonable price of £59 return. Lille is probably the least known of this trio.
- start with a cold pan and the skin of your fish doesn’t burn
- you can cook radishes (treat them like little turnips)
- Not all food bloggers can cook. Some of them are more gifted at going to restaurants and eating other people’s food.
“we have a phrase in French about English food …’if it’s cold it’s probably soup, if it’s warm, it’s beer'”
3) Mimolette Francais, Extra Vieille, dark orange, a bit like Edam
4) Crayeux de Roncq, creamy pungent, strong
“Why is the food so bad?”
“I mean you can understand it on a plane but on a train. How hard can it be to do tasty food?”
“You don’t like it? Normally coming from the Brussels end it’s pretty good”
“I know I’m not paying for this, it’s a press trip, but why tinned olives?”
“We will pass your comments on…” he says nicely “have some more champagne”
Competition alert!!! Win a pair of Eurostar tickets to Lille… take your own ‘Little Break to Lille’
Eurostar have kindly offered this prize to the reader that writes the funniest or most interesting comment replying to this post. If you are on Twitter, tweet a link to this post and you get extra points!
Small print: make your own way to St Pancras. Replies and comments in by end of September 2009. Winner will be tweeted and posted here first day of October!