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National Historical Museum of Athens opening their collections for Europeana Food and Drink

After 30 months, the Europeana Food and Drink project is ending, but its impact should last some time longer: Following our new content providers campaign, we are proud to present one of the special new contributor, the Natonal Historical Museum in Athens. We asked PostScriptum from Greece, partner and work package lead of the project, … Continue reading National Historical Museum of Athens opening their collections for Europeana Food and Drink


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Creating a book using digital cultural heritage resources

This document is intended to be a guide to creating a book using digital cultural heritage resources sourced from Europeana or other digital cultural heritage platforms. It is based on the experiences of the Europeana Food and Drink consortium partners, who created a book about the history and heritage of local London pubs, using a … Continue reading Creating a book using digital cultural heritage resources


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Final All Partners Meeting in Budapest

Europeana Food and Drink Plenary Meeting Budapest, 6th-7th June, 2016 #EFDfinal For the fourth and final Plenary Meeting, all partners of Europeana Food and Drink gathered in the heart of Europe, in Budapest.  The Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism (MKVM), culture sector partner within the project and also the only dedicated museum of travel … Continue reading Final All Partners Meeting in Budapest


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“Certamen Ovidianum Sulmonense” Contest: Translating Ovid’s work

Mid of April 2016, students from eight European countries and USA saw a very special challenge: Translating a passage of the famous epic poem “Metamorphoses”, with the theme of food and nutrition. Parcite, mortales, dapibus temerare nefandis corpora! sunt fruges, sunt deducentia ramos pondere poma suo tumidaeque in vitibus uvae, sunt herbae dulces, sunt quae … Continue reading “Certamen Ovidianum Sulmonense” Contest: Translating Ovid’s work


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If Europeana Sounds be the food of love…

Now that Europeana Sounds, Europeana Food and Drink’s sister project dedicated to sounds,  has aggregated over 300,000 sounds and nearly 200,000 audio-related objects, many different topics are covered – not just music but politics, culture, languages and wildlife. If you have a search for different types of food on Europeana Sounds, you certainly won’t be … Continue reading If Europeana Sounds be the food of love…


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Food Planet‎ at Irkottafest – Kunsill Lokali Ħal Kirkop Malta

This Sunday, 22nd May 2016, our social game Food Planet took part in Irkottafest – Kunsill Lokali Ħal Kirkop in Malta. For the whole day, visitors of the festival could meet our Food Planet developers from AcrossLimits at their stand, play the game and win great prices. Here, we collected impressions of the day. See for … Continue reading Food Planet‎ at Irkottafest – Kunsill Lokali Ħal Kirkop Malta


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Tell us what you see: annotating the Royal Museum for Central Africa’s collections on Historypin

The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) visited Historypin in London beginning of May to learn more about crowdsourcing and to discuss ways of engaging people with their priceless collection of food and drink related photographs taken in colonial Africa. This workshop was organised as part of the community engagement work in the Europeana Food … Continue reading Tell us what you see: annotating the Royal Museum for Central Africa’s collections on Historypin


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“A public house is a public home, so be a part of it.” An interview with ebook author Adrian Tierney-Jones

As the final instalment of our blog series about the London Local Pubs: Past and Present ebook, we interview Adrian Tierney-Jones, well-known British pub and beer writer and the author of the book and ebook. We picked his brain about pubs and why he likes writing about them, and asked him about his research for … Continue reading “A public house is a public home, so be a part of it.” An interview with ebook author Adrian Tierney-Jones


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Cake, Heritage and Mother’s Day

This April 24th saw the yearly Heritage Day in Flanders, Belgium with the 2016 overall theme ‘Rituals’. Pretty ideal to connect this with the Cake exhibition! Cake goes along with a lot of rituals: think of blowing birthday candles, newlyweds cutting wedding cake together, and many others. The Europeana Food and Drink touring exhibition Cake? … Continue reading Cake, Heritage and Mother’s Day


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London Local Pubs: Exploring the National Brewery Heritage Trust collection

At the heart of the book and ebook  London Local Pubs: Past and Present by Adrian Tierney-Jones is the National Brewery Heritage Trust (NBHT) image collection of public houses. 3000 images were rescued from a skip as the company moved offices and have recently been digitised by Heritage Assets for creative re-use in the Europeana … Continue reading London Local Pubs: Exploring the National Brewery Heritage Trust collection


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How to get the best out of your ebook: 7 Tips for Self-publishing & Promotion

After learning and gaining experiences through the creation of the two Europeana Food and Drink book products, London Local Pubs: Past and Present and the eCookbook Tasting Historical Europe – Exploring the culinary threads between Austria and Lithuania, we asked our cluster partners to share these lessons with us. This blogpost is part three of … Continue reading How to get the best out of your ebook: 7 Tips for Self-publishing & Promotion


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Reuse of digital cultural heritage through the eyes of ‘traditional’ publishing

As part two of our blogpost series on the London Local Pubs: Past and Present ebook, Enrico Turrin of FEP is giving us some insight into ebooks and the reuse of digital cultural heritage through the eyes of ‘traditional’ publishing. Publishing & Europe’s food and drink heritage As the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), we … Continue reading Reuse of digital cultural heritage through the eyes of ‘traditional’ publishing


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London Local Pubs: Past and Present — the ebook edition

Today we shine the spotlight on the London Local Pubs: Past and Present ebook, one of the Europeana Food and Drink products. The portable format of this publication makes it the perfect companion for visiting London to enjoy the traditional British pubs, or for discovering them from the comfort of your own home. It is … Continue reading London Local Pubs: Past and Present — the ebook edition


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British Easter in Black & White

Happy Easter to everyone! For this year’s Easter celebrations, we are doing a little time travel into the last century, to the United Kingdom in the 30ies and 40ies. Hand-picked black & white images by the Europeana Food and Drink partner TopFoto, also featured via our Picture Library  show British traditions and spring scenes, also … Continue reading British Easter in Black & White


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Food in Ireland

Further information on food and farming in Ireland is available on the public libraries’ website www.askaboutIreland.ie In the past: Early Irish farmers grew crops such as wheat, barley and oats. The main parts of the early Irish diet were milk and cereals. Butter, buttermilk and cheeses also were very popular. People also ate fish and … Continue reading Food in Ireland


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Food for Thought: From Earl Grey to Beef Wellington

People are often remembered for their deeds, some are frozen in time by statues, remembered in a street name, or by the famous blue plaque that adorns many houses in Great Britain. There are a select few however that are immortalised in food and EUFD, the Europeana Food and Drink Picture Library, has matched up … Continue reading Food for Thought: From Earl Grey to Beef Wellington


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Wine in Greece Engagement Event

On Friday 26th of February,  our Greek Europeana Food and Drink Partner PostScriptum organized an engagement event in the magnificent Domaine Oenotria Land Costa Lazaridis. The event aimed at bringing together representatives from the world of culture, wine, tourism, media and creative industries in order to exchange, learn and use content related to food and … Continue reading Wine in Greece Engagement Event


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French distilleries named their best cognac Napoleon as a symbol of prestige and quality. Still used today Napoleon Brandy is known as XO, extra old, and designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least six years. *** Local Caption *** Courvoisier cognac - a type of Napoleon Brandy.

Food For Thought: From Napoleon’s Brandy to Crêpe Suzette

People are often remembered for their deeds, some are frozen in time by statues, remembered in a street name, or by the famous blue plaque that adorns many houses in Great Britain. There are a select few however that are immortalised in food and EUFD, the Europeana Food and Drink Picture Library, has matched up … Continue reading Food For Thought: From Napoleon’s Brandy to Crêpe Suzette


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Teaming up: Europeana Space & Europeana Food and Drink

The Europeana Food and Drink Project is very glad to announce a new partnership: We have teamed up with Europeana Space, another Best Practice Network within the Europeana Family. Under the common umbrella of Europeana and with several partners in common, joining forces is always important in order to foster synergies between sister projects. Europeana … Continue reading Teaming up: Europeana Space & Europeana Food and Drink


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From a still life to a 3D printed lamp: How to re-use Europeana content & win a contest

Interview with the Europeana Food and Drink Open Innovation Challenge winner : Gabriele Crivelli, Cretea For the final Europeana Food and Drink Open Innovation Challenge, we asked creatives all over Europe to design a 2D or 3D product re-using food and drink related images or items within Europeana. On 29th January 2016, the finalist of … Continue reading From a still life to a 3D printed lamp: How to re-use Europeana content & win a contest


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Studying cultural heritage: with chocolate, it’s better

“The greatest tragedies were written by the Greek Sophocles and English Shakespeare. Neither knew chocolate.” Sandra Boynton Giving away chocolate as a gift for Valentine’s Day has become a tradition throughout Europe and the world. But where does the sweet delicacy come from, how is it processed and what does it have to do with … Continue reading Studying cultural heritage: with chocolate, it’s better


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Food and Drink Content Collection: Fánk, the Hungarian Doughnut

In our series “Collecting Content for Europeana Food and Drink” we let you have a look into the selection process of culinary objects for Europeana. It is carnival season and we are in Hungary, where the Europeana Food and Drink project partner MKVM – Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism in Budapest has already introduced … Continue reading Food and Drink Content Collection: Fánk, the Hungarian Doughnut


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3rd Open Innovation Challenge Award – Final Event in Seville, Spain

End of this January 2016, the Europeana Food and Drink project saw the award event of the third and final Europeana Food and Drink Open Innovation Challenge. Planned and launched in collaboration between Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Historico (IAPH) and Sapienza University of Rome, the event took place in Monasterio de la Cartuja, an old … Continue reading 3rd Open Innovation Challenge Award – Final Event in Seville, Spain


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Tasting Historical Europe – eCookbook Celebration in Vilnius

From Austria to Lithuania and back! Following the launch event for our eCookbook mid of January in Vienna, it was time to celebrate „Tasting Historical Europe – Exploring the culinary threads between Austria and Lithuania“ also in Lithuania. On 25th of January, the Lithuanian capital Vilnius which is home to the Europeana Food and Drink … Continue reading Tasting Historical Europe – eCookbook Celebration in Vilnius


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Food and Drink Content Collection: Hungarian Farsang and Krampampuli

In our series “Collecting Content for Europeana Food and Drink” we let you have a look into the selection process of culinary objects for Europeana. It is carnival season and we are in Hungary, where the Europeana Food and Drink project partner MKVM – Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism in Budapest introduces us to … Continue reading Food and Drink Content Collection: Hungarian Farsang and Krampampuli


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Tasting Historical Europe – eCookbook Launch in Vienna

This Tuesday, the Austrian-Lithuanian community met in the heart of Vienna to celebrate the launch of a special publication: The eCookbook “Tasting Historical Europe – Exploring the culinary threads between Austria and Lithuania” created by the Austrian National Library and Vilnius University – Faculty of Communication within the Europeana Food and Drink Project. The book, which is … Continue reading Tasting Historical Europe – eCookbook Launch in Vienna


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Dining with Dukes and Popes: a Competition to Re-read Old Cookbooks and Books About Food

The Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of the Italian Libraries, as a partner of Europeana Food and Drink project, in cooperation with the Alessandrina University Library of Rome and Wikimedia Italia, established a special category dedicated to food for the 3rd re-reading contest of the project Wikisource, that started on November 23 and that … Continue reading Dining with Dukes and Popes: a Competition to Re-read Old Cookbooks and Books About Food


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All Partners Meeting in Malta

Europeana Food and Drink Plenary Meeting Malta, 26th-27th November, 2015 This late autumn it was time for all project partners to meet up again: at the third Europeana Food and Drink Plenary Meeting. AcrossLimits from Malta, one of the Creative Industry Partner within the project, welcomed representatives from partner institutions across Europe to the very … Continue reading All Partners Meeting in Malta


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Food and Drink Content Collection: Sachertorte & The Viennese Coffee House

In our series “Collecting Content for Europeana Food and Drink” we let you have a look into the selection process of culinary objects for Europeana. This time, we are in Austria, where the Austrian National Library shows us their collection highlights within the cultural heritage of food and drink. Among old drawings, prints and photographs … Continue reading Food and Drink Content Collection: Sachertorte & The Viennese Coffee House


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Book Launch: London Local Pubs – Past and Present

Last week was all about London Local Pubs in the Past, and in the Present. Both online and offline, we celebrated the launch of the book, one of the applications created within Europeana Food and Drink. In collaboration with local pubs and the National Brewery Heritage Trust, the project partners Historypin and Fratelli Alinari Istituto … Continue reading Book Launch: London Local Pubs – Past and Present


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A Taste of Lithuania: St. Martin’s Goose

Each year on the 11th of November, the feast of St. Martin is celebrated around the world. St. Martin, who was the bishop of Tours, France in the 4th century is known as the patron saint of beggars, wool-weavers and tailors, soldiers, vintners, innkeepers, as well as the country of France. However, in many regions of ancient agricultural Europe St. … Continue reading A Taste of Lithuania: St. Martin’s Goose


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#52Pubs: Celebrating the social lives of London’s local pubs

After the launch of Tea Trail London, the Europeana Food and Drink project’s next UK-based product to be launched is a book called London Local Pubs: Past and Present. To celebrate its launch, we are inviting people to visit the 52 pubs featured in the book on Friday 13 November and Saturday 14 November and … Continue reading #52Pubs: Celebrating the social lives of London’s local pubs


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Developing eLearning Resources: The nutritional properties of bread and its significance in traditional Cypriot cuisine

“And when you eat the crust of bread, as it is often said, if you don’t become a vicar you shall marry a vicar’s daughter.” Excerpt from a Cypriot folk poem How did Cypriot folk literature draw inspiration from bread and which customs and practices of social life reveal the importance of this particular food … Continue reading Developing eLearning Resources: The nutritional properties of bread and its significance in traditional Cypriot cuisine


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A Taste of Austria: Tafelspitz, the Emperor’s Favourite Dish

October 26th, is “Österreichischer Nationalfeiertag”, the Austrian National Day. Every year on this day since 1965, Austrians celebrate the declaration of neutrality after the Second World War which was signed in May 1955. To honor this special day, we are taking a look at the country’s culinary side, with a cuisine that is closely linked with … Continue reading A Taste of Austria: Tafelspitz, the Emperor’s Favourite Dish


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The Mulberry Affair – Europeana Content Mashup

Ever heard the story of the mysteriously disappearing mulberry trees? The Mulberry Affair is a mockumentary about missing reporter Robert Petillo and the finding of his documentary videotapes about the sudden disappearance of mulberry trees. The videos reveal, aside from the story, the prodigious properties of that fruit and the existence of an international conspiracy … Continue reading The Mulberry Affair – Europeana Content Mashup


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Cake? Cake! Touring Exhibition Opening at Bakery Museum Veurne

On October 2nd, 2015, after months of preparation, we finally celebrated the opening of our touring Cake! Exhibition at the Bakery Museum in Veurne, Belgium. Opened with speeches by Celine Mouton, councillor for tourism in Veurne and Liesbeth Inghelram, curator of the Bakery Museum Veurne, visitors were able to learn more about the Bakery Museum, its cultural … Continue reading Cake? Cake! Touring Exhibition Opening at Bakery Museum Veurne


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Food Planet – What on earth is this about?

Returning back from your summer holidays? Did you know that some of us also have been away? Not just anywhere – this summer, they have travelled to the Food Planet! Our Europeana Food and Drink product cluster team of AcrossLimits from Malta and ICIMSS from Poland has been busy developing a new social game for all … Continue reading Food Planet – What on earth is this about?


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Food and Drink Content Collection: The Silver Goblet

This is part two of the series “Collecting Content for Europeana Food and Drink” , in which our guest author Niki Harrat from Wolverhampton Art Gallery  searches the collection records to select culinary objects for Europeana.  As part of this, the Europeana Food and Drink Picture Library will be hosting a selection of the finest … Continue reading Food and Drink Content Collection: The Silver Goblet


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Food and Drink Content Collection: Playing with Light and Shadow

As part of the series “Collecting Content for Europeana Food and Drink”, our guest author Niki Harrat from Wolverhampton Art Gallery shares with us his experience in selecting and photographing food and drink items to be used within the project. Playing with light and shadows, he is exploring different ways of capturing objects to make … Continue reading Food and Drink Content Collection: Playing with Light and Shadow


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“Seeing is tasting before eating” – Award Event of 2nd Open Innovation Challenge: Video Storytelling

22nd July 2015, Slow Food Area, EXPO Milan 2015, Italy Inspired and supported by Slow Food and organized by Universita di Roma La Sapienza, the Second Open Innovation Challenge Award Event took place this Wednesday, 22nd of July at Expo 2015 in Milan. “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” as the universal exhibition’s central theme … Continue reading “Seeing is tasting before eating” – Award Event of 2nd Open Innovation Challenge: Video Storytelling