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150 Years of Fish and Chips (#643)

2010 marks the 150th anniversary of this great British institution. Today there are some 11,500 fish and chip shops around the UK that sell many millions of portions every year..

Piero Lissoni designs yachts, furniture, kitchen utensils and bathroom fixtures. He is also a successful architect and has released a book called Recent Architecture featuring some of his most impressive work.

Oquestrada is a band from Lisbon who give Fado a danceable and cheerful touch and have added a bit bit of hip hop, ska and other styles as well.

More and more top fashion designers are turning to the opera and theatre stages of Europe. The latest to do so is Belgian star designer Tim van Steenbergen - who's created the costumes for a new production of Wagner's Das Rheingold in Berlin.

Featuring the town of Ockenheim in the Rheinhessen region where the the newest type of grape has been released for cultivation in Germany. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: DW-TV's euromaxx provides an insight into the cultural side of Europe and the people who live there with colorful stories that reflect the rich variety of cultural life in Europe. From architecture and design to pop culture and fashion, euromaxx explores the region's new trends as well as its old traditions. euromaxx is as multi-facetted as Europe itself: an entertaining kaleidoscope of people, places and lifestyle. Each half-hour is packed with features focused on the latest in music, movies, fashion, food and travel. euromaxx always has a fresh take on today's culture - it's what's happening today and this week. It's topical, relevant, and as fresh as this week's Sunday newspaper.

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