Despite the name, this breathtaking gorge on the Danube is not directly related to the 20th Century Iron Curtain, except that it was located on the border with Romania and Yugoslavia.
Store Chokoes keep well in the fridge crisper but if stored for too long they will start to sprout from the seed and become stringy.
In the Iron Gates Natural Park over on the Romanian bank meanwhile, is a 40-m high statue of Dacian king Decebalus, the tallest rock sculpture in Europe.
Photo Credit: vanessa cornacchia (Flickr)The Szigetköz is an island plain in Western Hungary, part of the Little Hungarian Plain.
The single nutty tasting seed is edible, particularly when the fruit is young, as are the tender shoots and leaves which are popular in Asian cuisines.
Native to central America, they appear in our markets year round, although supplies can be erratic.