Archive for July, 2010

World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in World Cuisine Wednesdays | on July 28th, 2010

Back in the olden days, the peasants of Yorkshire, England would cook something called “Dripping Pudding” which could be used as a first course filler when they could not afford much meat.  It was made from batter and meat drippings,  sliced thinly and served with gravy.  This was given to children as their main entrée.

Today, Dripping Pudding has been renamed Yorkshire Pudding and is one of the most popular staples in British cuisine. It is almost always served with roast beef and gravy as part of a traditional dinner.

There are many ways that Yorkshire Pudding can be prepared.  One of the most common ways it is made is as an individual, bun-sized serving with a bit of a depression in the middle to fill with gravy.  Making it this way, each person gets their own edible bowl!

When you travel to the United Kingdom, you must try this delicious bit of history.  No matter if you’re on a vacation in Yorkshire, London, Manchester or Liverpool, this popular dish is served at just about every traditional English restaurant around the country.  Catch a cheap flight to the UK and give it a taste!

Yorkshire Pudding

  • ¬æ c all-purpose flour
  • ¬Ω tsp salt
  • ¬æ c milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ¬Ω c beef drippings*

Preheat oven to 450°.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk until texture is light and foamy.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt.  Add to the milk and egg mixture until just mixed.

Pour beef drippings into each individual cup of your muffin tin and place the pan in the oven until your drippings are smoking hot.

Bring the hot pan out of the oven, pour in batter carefully and cook approximately 15-20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Serve with roast beef and gravy.

*If beef drippings are not available, melted butter may be substituted.  Also can be served with your favorite jam or jelly instead of gravy.

Cheap Travel Packages with British Airways

By 1800FlyEurope in Travel Deals | on July 27th, 2010

Book a cheap flight to London, Paris, Barcelona or anywhere in Europe at a great low rate on British Airways with 1-800 Fly Europe.  We are currently  offering discounted rates on airfare + hotel packages with the United Kingdom’s flag carrier. Car rentals can also be added to this travel package for an even bigger discount on your vacation to Europe.

Cheap airfare on British Airways’ World Traveller Plus is also available, offering passengers a step up from regular economy class.  You can now travel to your destination with extra leg room, comfort and ease at a great special rate you won’t find anywhere else!

1-800 Fly Europe is THE one stop shop for all your travel needs.  These special rates with British Airways are going fast!  Call us now to get a free quote on your next cheap trip to Europe.

Special fall and winter fares must be booked by August 31st.

25 Years and Still Growing

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on July 26th, 2010

Next month, the Swiss Alps village of Chur will be holding one of the most unique events around the world.  The International Beard Meeting takes place during the Chur Festival each August.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of an  event that started a hairy tradition.

From 20-22 August, there will be facial hair of epic proportions as far as the eye can see. Stately handlebar mustaches, whiskers galore and beards that rival those of such famous bewhiskered men like Jerry Garcia, Santa Claus & the members of Z.Z. Top will be on display.  Over 150 men from all over Europe will travel to Switzerland to take part in this championship.

There are three categories that participants can be placed in: Mustaches, Chin & Whiskers, and Beards.  The winner of the contest receives the highest honor of Best Alpine Beard and is declared the Grand Master.

Find a cheap flight to Zurich and drive over to Switzerland’s oldest city for this fun-filled weekend.  Chur is approximately 74 miles from Zurich and the drive is absolutely beautiful, through mountainous landscapes and past Lakes Zurich, Obersee and Walensee.  Call for a free quote on a trip to Zurich and ask about receiving an additional discount when you pair it with your car rental and hotel reservations.

Fly Air Tahiti Nui and Save

By 1800FlyEurope in Travel Deals | on July 23rd, 2010

1-800 Fly Europe is glad to announce that we now have excellent fares with Air Tahiti Nui. Fly from Los Angeles to some of the most popular destinations in the world at excellent prices!  Relax on a beach in Tahiti when you catch a cheap flight to Papeete, take in a lunch at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower on a trip to Paris or spend a day exploring the hills of the Waitakere Ranges while on vacation in Auckland.

Fantastic Fall and Winter Fares are available now, but must be booked by August 31st, 2010.  Check out our rates online or call an agent for a free quote on your next vacation to one of our many destinations.  Ask about discounted rates on car rentals and hotel reservations worldwide.

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