The oldest candy store in the world is in England, and has been selling traditional sweets since 1827…

The oldest sweet shop in England, as its name not by chance suggests, is the oldest sweet shop in England. Of course, It’s a right claim, but also modest, as the Oldest Sweet Shop in England is, in fact, also the oldest candy store in the world, as recognized by Guinness World Records. The shop is located in the small but historic market town of Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire, in a building that began life as an apothecary in the early 1600s. The sweet shop opened in 1827, and…

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Deep Sea Pudding made in Japanese port town of Numazu: an edible work of art!

Numazu Port, in central Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, was more famous for its seafood dishes and arresting views of Suruga Bay, but ever since photos of a visually striking blue pudding became popular online the port town has become known for its gourmet desserts as well. Japan is famous for its striking desserts, do you remember the transparent water cake? The Numazu Deep Sea Pudding Factory (Numazu Shinkai Purin Kōbō), opened its doors in July of 2018 and managed to make a great first impression with the help of an inspired…

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Rome: the Doll Hospital where antique dolls are given new life.

We are in a cobblestone alley near the popular Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy. Here, a weather-striped window showcases porcelain heads, limbs, and bodies of dolls long lost and completely broken. Above the creepy repository of disrepaired faces pressed to the glass, small owl figurines perch menacingly. No. This isn’t Rome’s own little shop of horrors, but it is actually the Restauri Artistici Squatriti, known to Romans as “l’ospedale delle bambole,” which means “dolls’ hospital”. Here, Federico Squatriti and his mother Gelsomina, who is now over 80 years old,…

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