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A Tour of Italian Regional Cuisine

Posted by Mary Nadal on Nov 19, 2019 4:02:29 PM

 

Italy is famous for its incredible cuisine, but each region has its own local specialties. Food in northern Italy is traditionally heavier and richer, with more butter, cream, and cheese while southern Italian food is more typically Mediterranean, with lots of fish and seafood, olive oil, and tomato sauce. No matter where you go, though, it's always delicious! Let's explore a few of Italy's regions and their characteristic cuisine. 

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Topics: food, tuscany, florence, italy, venice, milan, rome, sicily

Food and Wine of Latin America

Posted by Mary Nadal on Oct 15, 2019 2:48:36 PM

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Latin American cuisine is nearly as diverse as Latin America itself, with each country and region boasting its own specialties. Each regional cuisine is influenced by native foods and spices as well as the influences of other cultures. Mexican food is famously spicy, thanks to the popularity of the indigenous chile pepper which has been a basic ingredient in Mexican cuisine for thousands of years, while Argentinian cuisine is traditionally beef-oriented and cattle have played a major role in Argentinian culture since they were brought to Argentina by Spanish conquistadors in 1536.

Within each country, there are distinct regional specialties as well. Colombia, for example, is incredibly geographically diverse, and its cuisine reflects this diversity: in the city of Medellin and the surrounding mountainous Antioquia region, the typical dish is the hearty bandeja paisa, a substantial and filling meal including sausage, beef, beans, rice, pork rind, an arepa, plantain, fried egg, and a slice of avocado, while in tropical Cartagena, cuisine is solidly Caribbean, with seafood, coconut rice, and spicy flavors dominating the menu. Many countries' cuisine also shows the strong influence of the many different cultures that have left their mark on that nation. Peruvian cuisine is known as one of the biggest examples of fusion cuisine, with Peruvian food giving a veritable history of multicultural influence including indigenous cultures, Spanish colonists, and immigrants from Italy, Germany, China, Japan, and West Africa. 

We Suggest: `8 Day Culinary Journey of Peru

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Topics: Latin America, food, wine, peru, argentina, coffee, chocolate, colombia, mexico

Our Favorite Fall Destinations for 2019

Posted by Mary Nadal on Aug 19, 2019 10:36:19 AM


It may seem hard to believe now in the heat of August, but fall is right around the corner. We’ve compiled some of our favorite fall destinations for you to explore this autumn.

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Topics: food, italy, germany, germany travel, scotland, egypt, fall travel, autumn, greece, wine

Top 5 Restaurants in Asia

Posted by Erin Wright on Jan 11, 2019 8:55:13 AM

We've collected the top 5 restaurants in Asia, and some may surprise you! Ever wanted to try German cuisine in Thailand? Use our list of top restaurants to guide you in your culinary exploration of the East.


Visit Thailand
10 Day Thailand A la Carte Private Vacation - Bangkok, Chang Rai, Chang Mai
Visit Japan
9 Day Japan A la Carte Private Vacation - Kyoto, Hakone, Tokyo


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Topics: travel, food, vacation packages, top 5, restaurants, asia

Best of Moroccan Street Eats - Sampling Jemaa el-Fna

Posted by Erin Wright on Nov 6, 2017 12:43:59 PM

Many believe to truly experience a new culture one must eat the way the locals do. One of the best ways to accomplish this is street food. Not only is street food quick and convenient, it is also rich in flavor and can be easy on the wallet. In this article, you will find our top recommendations for street foods in Morocco for both the adventurous eater and those with simpler tastes.


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Topics: marrakech, morocco, food, jemaa el-fna

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