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Brunost: Norway's brown cheese that looks like waxy fudge

Brunost: Norway’s brown cheese that looks like waxy fudge

I went to northern Norway recently to see the northern lights. I saw them. It was nice. Whatever! But the real highlight of the trip was the cheese. The brown cheese. It doesn’t sound appealing, does it? If you continue reading, I’m not sure I’m going to make it sound any better.

5 drinks from around the world to make you feel Christmassy

5 drinks from around the world to make you feel Christmassy

Are you bored of mulled wine? If so, take a gander at these festive beverages:

Pancakes from around the world

Pancakes from around the world

Well, well, well, who’d have thought it? Another Christian tradition that was influenced by Pagan traditions.

Slang and sayings from around the world

Slang and sayings from around the world

Isn’t slang a wonderful thing? You can ask someone if their “bags o’ mystery” are “bang up to the elephant”, and that’s a lot more fun that asking if their sausages are perfect.

British words which originated elsewhere

British words that originated elsewhere

The history of the English language is understandably a tad murky. With waves of immigration dating back to prehistory, it’s not surprising our wonderful language has taken a lot of influence from around the world. Here are some words that you probably use every day, without even thinking about how far they’ve travelled.

5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

On New Year’s Eve, you might make a resolution and hope for a fantastic year ahead, but did you know in some cultures that they eat specific lucky foods to welcome the new year?

Finland's obsession with saunas

Finland’s obsession with saunas

It turns out; visiting a sauna is an integral part of Finnish culture.