Mimolette – the “cheese-mite cheese”

Mimolette is the famous French "cheese-mite cheese" - a term which sends shivers down the spine of the uninitiated and provoked wholly unjustified terror in the case of this journalist for the Kansas City Star! It's a round cheese, hailing from the French/Belgium border (near the city of Lille.) Its size is fractionally smaller than … Continue reading Mimolette – the “cheese-mite cheese”

Was La Belle Epoque Really So Great?

TL;DR version: Everything's relative. If you've just come out of a century of foreign war and internal revolutions and you're just about to plunge into the horrors of the First World War, of course a brief respite would be very welcome. But, no, it was certainly not as belle as those rosy glasses of yours … Continue reading Was La Belle Epoque Really So Great?