Where was pizza invented?

Hard to say really…but the correct answer would be a very, very, very long time ago. For example, way back in Pompeii 81 discs of dough were perfectly preserved near a brick oven by the ashes of the erupting Vesuvius over 2000 years ago.  But nowadays, the Antica Pizzeria Brandi in downtown Naples is generally…

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Where was pasta invented?

List table from Cooking A-Z, page 409 In Italy, there are 2,000 different names for over 600 total varieties of pasta. When in Rome don’t forget to visit The National Museum of Pasta Foods (Museo delle Paste Alimentari Address: Piazza Scanderbeg, 117 -00187 Rome Telephone: (06) 6991119 or (06) 6991120 Fax:(06) 699 1109 Hours:Everyday 9:30…

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What’s the best cooking school to study at in…?

France-some of the most famous French chefs include Paul Bocuse, Roger Verge, and Alain Ducasse. Don’t forget about Julia Child’s pal Jacques Pepin either. Regarded by many to be the world’s finest school of French cuisine, Le Cordon Bleu gives classes and teaches both professionals and amateurs alike. They have cooking schools in London as…

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Who were the previous Eurovision Song Contests winners?

Dating back to 1956, this contest has become one of the most popular media events ever.Over 600 million viewers tuned in last year to see their country’s representative sing their heart out. Ireland has won the most since its inception with 7 victories, followed by Britain with 5. There is no restriction on the nationality…

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What are the Top Summer Jazz Festivals of Europe?

Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland held in early/mid July for over 38 years. See www.montreauxjazz.com Nice Jazz Festival in the French Riviera from mid to late July featuring 8 themed evenings of music performed at the Roman Amphitheatre of Cimiez- see www.nicejazzfest.com North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands held in July-see www.northseajazz.nl…

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What are the Top 3 Cabaret shows in Paris?

While in the “city of lights,” you may wish to “come to the Cabaret ol’ chum!” If so, here is the latest on the three most popular productions in town. Classy and elegant, most will serve dinner during the first revue of the night around 7 or 8 pm and have champagne included with the…

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What is Flamenco?

Flamenco is the Spanish word for flamingo. Explain Taverna v Tableau and concept of Cante Jondo/Gypsy culture. Sevillanas, Alegrias, Fandango, etc. Mention Bienal de Flamenco which coincides with the World Flamenco Fair. See www.bienalflamenco.org for more info. You might be interested to note that Flamenco dancer Jose Greco once took out an insurance policy with…

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Where are the famed Stradavarius violins made?

Whether you consider yourself a classical connoisseur or not, there’s a likelihood you’ve heard of the name Stradivarius. Stradivarius is notorious for handcrafting the most prestigious violins, and stringed instruments in history. While finding a Stradavarius instrument outside of a collection or a museum may be rare, the infamous brand stands the test of time.…

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Where are the most famous classical composers from?

Composer Birth/ Death Major Works & Notes Ludwig van Beethoven Bonn 1770-Vienna 1827   Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750   Joseph Haydn 1732-1809 Austrian   F. Schubert Vienna 1797-1828   Richard Wagner 1813-1883   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 Austrian   Richard Strauss 1864-1949   Janicek     Arnold Shoenburg Vienna-1874-Los Angeles-1951   Franz Liszt 1811-1886 Hungarian…

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Who are the three tenors and where are they from?

Probably the three most famous living male opera singers, they have performed together on a number of occasions for select audiences. The three tenors listed in the table below have all amassed similar accolades of greatness and are regarded as the premier Worth noting is the man many describe as quite possibly the greatest tenor…

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Where are the museums of the great musicians located?

The Richard Wagner Museum located in Lucerne, Switzerland. The beautiful country estate of Tribschen served as the location for his fifth stay here from 1866-1872. It was also the place where he married Cosima Liszt (Franz Liszt’s daughter), where his only son Siegried was born, and where he composed the Siegried Idyll (From the city…

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Where is the Buddha Bar in Paris?

The famed and much praised Buddha Bar has now become something of an institution. Their brand of chillout musicAlthough it has no cover charge (free entrance) their drink prices hover around 15 euros a drink. They do serve food as well in their restaurant, and have a concession store which sells t-shirts and their latest…

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Where and how did U2 get their start?

The legendary Irish rock band was humbly formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1976 as a simple high school band. The now almost godlike band was started by four students: vocalist Bono, then known as Paul Hewson; guitarist The Edge, then known as David Evans; bassist Adam Clayton; and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. Their debut album…

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Where and how did Pink Floyd get their start?

Popular for their psychedelic music notes and rock band attitude, Pink Floyd is viewed as one of the most iconic bands to come out of London. Among the first members of the band are Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, and David Gilmour. The band composed and performed songs that defined the rock…

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