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”Sarmale“ - Sauerkraut meat rolls -  the most specific Romanian dish
”Sarmale“ - Sauerkraut meat rolls - the most specific Romanian dish
Gastronomy

A cabbage roll is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings. It is common to the cuisines of the Balkans, Central, Northern, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran, as well as West Asia and Northern China.

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Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia
History

Hagia Sophia (/ˈhɑːɡiə soʊˈfiːə/; from the Greek `Αγία Σοφία, pronounced [haˈʝia soˈfia], “Holy Wisdom”; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 360 at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world’s largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have “changed the history of architecture”.

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13 Sage Facts About the Hagia Sophia by Benjamin Lampkin
13 Sage Facts About the Hagia Sophia by Benjamin Lampkin
History

Once the largest cathedral in the world, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey has stood for more than 1500 years along the banks of the Bosporus Strait and has housed three religious groups.

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10 Quotes About Champagne
10 Quotes About Champagne
Gastronomy

Champagne is typically drunk during celebrations. For example, British Prime Minister Tony Blair held a Champagne reception to celebrate London winning the right to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. It is also used to launch ships when a bottle is smashed over the hull during the ship's launch. If the bottle fails to break this is often thought to be bad luck.

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14 quotes about wine and food
14 quotes about wine and food
Gastronomy

Wine is a popular and important drink that accompanies and enhances a wide range of cuisines, from the simple and traditional stews to the most sophisticated and complex haute cuisines. Wine is often served with dinner. Sweet dessert wines may be served with the dessert course. Wine is also drunk without the accompaniment of a meal in wine bars or with a selection of cheeses (at a wine and cheese party).

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