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Today many of you celebrate Halloween, others, instead, see it only as a commercial event that came to Europe from the USA. The celebrations as we know them involve groups of children dressed in scary costumes roaming from house to house, anticipating a “trick-or-treat” in the form of chocolates and sweets and a little bigger “children” attending costumed parties. But where does Halloween really originate from?


The vibrant energy of summer has spread to the pastry kitchens. Today we asked Sarah Barber, the executive pastry chef at Hotel Cafe Royal about this year’s summer flavours at the hotel.


Sarah Barber from Cafe Royal is sharing with us the recipe of the lovely strawberry dessert from her summer collection.


There are different theories about the origins of Valentine’s day. One of them says that Valentine's Day was invented by Geoffrey Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales writer. The medieval English poet took quite a few liberties with history. He would drop his characters into real-life historical events leaving readers wondering if that's what really happened.