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Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside has long been prized for its fertile land and beautiful scenery. The soil here produces some of the world’s favorite produce—vineyards filled with ripe grapes, olive trees laden with fruit, figs bursting with flavor, the list goes on. Yet one of the region’s most famous exports is extremely hard to find, grows […]

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Coffee scientist Shawn Steiman
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The Expert Guide to Hawaii’s Famous Kona Coffee

Kona coffee is cultivated on a 20-mile long, two-mile-wide stretch on the slopes of two active volcanoes in the North and South Kona Districts of Hawaii’s Big Island: Hualalai and Mauna Loa. And at roughly $20-35 per pound, it is one of the world’s most expensive coffees. The value has to do with its taste, […]

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Tuscany Food Festival
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Tuscany: The Land of Feasts and Festivals

Tuscany – the name conjures up rolling hills and long tables laden with fresh produce and bottles of wine in abundance. And no time of year is more abundant than fall. After the heat of the summer has passed the region comes alive with harvests—from the grapes that will go on to become delicious ruby-red […]

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Cafeoteca Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Coffee and Chocolate Cultural Revolution

The rich landscape of Costa Rica is famous for its high-quality coffee beans and cacao fruit, but until recent years, the country has been primarily an exporter—with the best of its raw materials roasted, brewed, and blended far from its borders. But the times, they are a-changin,’ and all for the better if you love […]

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The San José Restaurants Giving Costa Rica’s Traditional Food A Fresh New Twist 

Unlike culinary destinations like Mexico and Peru, Costa Rica’s food scene is considered a bit…bland. Visitors expect gallo pinto—the country’s quintessential beans-and-rice dish—as well as meat, fish, plantains, and little else. But all this is quickly changing as a new wave of ambitious eateries introduce global cuisines and reimagine traditional recipes. Costa Rica’s largest city and capital, […]

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Sunset at Ocean 82 restaurant in St. Martin
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The Best Restaurants In Saint Martin Are All On One Street

Every Caribbean island has its own take on local cuisine: Anguilla’s barbecue joints rival that of America’s celebrated southern cooking, Jamaica has a delicious tendency to go jerk-style on any meat dish, and St. Barts serves up world-class offerings for cafe-goers. But we’re not calling any of those places the culinary capital of the Caribbean. […]