Best Food Tour Santiago, Chile

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I am sitting in a cafe with a rustic menu typed on an old-fashioned typewriter and a plastic floral tablecloth.  It’s not fancy.  The sandwich in front of me is pork, basil, mayonnaise, beets and pickled ginger.  I actually don’t like pickles, beets or mayonnaise, so I wasn’t especially looking forward to it, but I … Read more

Wine Tour Concha y Toro Santiago, Chile

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The lights go out, plummeting us into darkness.  Flashes of light illuminate the rustic stonework of the barreled cellar ceiling.  Rows of oak barrels, stacked in neat rows, stretch away from us towards the distant wall.  Wine is aging in the barrels, and I am looking forward to tasting more.  Claps of loud noises startle … Read more

Pasta making class, Rome, Italy

Rome Pasta Making Class

I was sitting at a long table in the large dining/ living room of a chic apartment in central Rome.  I took sip of wine and shared travel stories with my dinner companions about our Roman holidays.  Our hosts shared stories about pasta and bickered with each other in the way that happily married people … Read more