Guide to Choosing the Best Food Tour

How to choose the best Food tour

Food tours are a great way to discover the typical foods of the place you are visiting. They usually include a range of different foods, including many that you may not have tried (or have thought about trying) before.   The best food tours include different foods, an expert guide and a chance to learn about …

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How to Choose the Perfect Travel Cooking Class

How to choose the perfect travel cooking class

I have taken many cooking classes on my travels. Food is such an important part of the local culture that I love to eat as much as I can of the local food. However, learning how to make local dishes gives an insight into the food and how it is prepared that trying something in …

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Making chocolate, Antigua, Guatemala – or – FROM BEAN TO BAR

Chocolate making workshop antigua guatemala

The hot chocolate starts to froth.  I pour it again from one pitcher to the other, raising it high in the air so that it plummets down, creating pressure that creates the froth.  I ground the bean to make the paste that dissolved into water and mixed with chili to make the hot chocolate that …

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Best Food Tour Santiago, Chile – or – SANTIAGO SNACKS AND SCENERY

Santiago food tour-header

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 …

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Wine Tour Concha y Toro Santiago, Chile – or – BLOOD RED WINE AND A DEVIL

Concha y Toro Wine Tour_Header

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 …

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6 Must Have New York Food Experiences – or – FABULOUS FOOD CRAZES FROM NEW YORK CITY

NYC Must Have Food Crazes

It looks delicious.  I bite into it.  The buttery, flaky layers mix with the gooey, creamy center and the cool ganache frosting in my mouth  to create a luscious burst of flavor and texture.  This is much better than I was expecting!  I had thought it was just a gimmick, but this is no gimmick.  …

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Fabulous Food Tour, Marrakech – or – EATING THE SHEEP’S EYEBALL

Marrakech Food tour

I push my finger in to the gelatinous substance and dig down dig, trying to scoop it up.  It doesn’t come out and a dig around a little more.  It is off-putting, but I persist and manage to separate the eyeball from the skull it was attached to. Victorious, I raise it to my mouth, …

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Pasta making class, Rome, Italy – or – A ROMAN DINNER PARTY

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 …

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