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11 Craziest Ice Cream Flavors in the World

Want to cool down this summer with some scrumptious ice cream? You’d think this delicious-sounding list would be safe to read while eating … but maybe not. From foie gras to creamed cod to jellyfish-flavored ice cream, these crazy flavors require an iron stomach to enjoy.

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June 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Baltic Cuisine in Tallinn’s Best Restaurants

Olde Hansa

With the first generation of visionary chefs coming of age, restaurant kitchens throughout the Baltics have become laboratories for defining a new regional cuisine. For some, this means blending the old with the new, while others prefer to resurrect ancient recipes. Still others are focusing on a new dining aethstetic in design. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, gathers the threads together in its many restaurants, most expertly at the following.

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March 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Pisco Sour lesson in Lima

When in Peru, drink as the Peruvians do – that’s how the saying goes, right? That’s the theory travel buddy Zoe and I were operating under when we signed up for the Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson. Pisco has been a part of Peru since the Spanish invasion, when colonizers attempted to make their beloved wine from home. However, the harsh Peruvian climate refused to participate and they ended up with Pisco instead – a clear, strong, whiskey-like liquor.

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January 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Finding Zen in Yakitori: 12 Delicious Dishes to Try in Japan

An assortment of grilled delicacies! From L-R: bacon-wrapped asparagus, grilled chicken cartilage & hearts, chicken yakitori with asparagus, tsukune (chicken meatball grilled on a stick)

Any first time visitor to Japan will no doubt be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of delicacies available, whether they go to an upscale restaurant or visit a tucked-away izakaya. One of the best ways to experience Japanese cuisine is to seek out the neighborhood izakaya and try a variety of enjoyable dishes – from takoyaki to yakitori. Here are some of those must-try foods that are guaranteed to make your visit to Japan memorable.

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December 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Discovering Croatia, a Culinary Adventure

Croatia cheese

Sandwiched between some of Europe’s most seductive culinary cultures, Croatia has fascinated epicurean travelers with surprisingly great food and wine since gaining independence in 1996. Some areas of Croatia were part of Italy until the end of WWII, and you’ll find gnocchi, pastas, and olive oil-based dishes on one hand and, on the other, paprika, yoghurt, spicy grilled meats, and other icons of the Near East. This melting pot of delicious foods has induced everyone from backpackers to Anthony Bourdain to enjoy fresh mussels and local wine on Croatia’s pebble beaches.

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June 5, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Discover the Best Food and Wine in Melbourne

Yarra Valley to Great Dividing Range. Photo by author.

It’s hard to pin one particular tag on Melbourne’s cuisine; it’s too diverse. From cool coffee shops to classic Italian bistros, authentic Thai street food to and molecular gastronomy inspired eateries, Melbourne is bound to have something to satisfy your tastebuds.

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April 16, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The 10 Best Wine and Food Festivals in the World

Capetown Vineyard

Wine connoisseurs and foodies have plenty to get excited about this year, with a packed roster of gastronomic events taking place around the globe. From celebrity studded culinary masterclasses to grape-stomping competitions, here are 10 Wine and Food festivals that you don’t want to miss.

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April 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The Caribbean for Foodies

Each of the 22 island territories of the Caribbean has added its own individual style to its own cooking; few islands produce exactly the same dishes although strong mutual roots are evident.

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March 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Best US Cities for Foodies

Mamoun's Falafel

The Foodie, with an insatiable appetite for the finer things, knows what the finer things are all about. The nuance of flavor in a generations-old mole sauce, the unbearable lightness of crème fraiche, the pacifying subtleties of a well-made brick roux – these are the things worth living for, am I right? They can take a trip from being sort of “meh” to “remember that time when?” If you’re in the market to see some of the best cities in the US and prefer to eat and drink your way through town, then this is the article for you.

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February 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Mouth-Watering Food Festivals in Normandy, France

Escargots

There are few things that the French enjoy celebrating more than their cuisine and Normans regularly don their traditional costumes and haul out the cider barrels in ode to their homegrown delicacies – a fun way for visitors to not only taste the food, but to get a sense of its history. From cheese-eating and shrimp-shelling competitions to a procession of ships in honor of the mackerel harvest, here are unique food festivals in Normandy.

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February 15, 2013 by | 4 Comments

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