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How To Taste Your Way Through Tuscany

Tuscan food is richly entrenched in rustic traditions with simple regional staples like wild game and fish, bread, beans, cheese, and of course, olive oil and wine. Modern Tuscany is literally dotted with Michelin-starred restaurants and celebrated among gastronomes, but the culinary essentials remain the same: fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, simply prepared to allow […]

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10 Must-Visit Wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma

Rolling vineyards, sprawling estates, Michelin-starred restaurants—Napa and Sonoma Valley make up a globally revered wine region beloved for much more than excellent Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. It’s easy to spend a weekend, or even a week, tasting your way through the grape-covered countryside, but with 800-some vineyards to visit, the sheer number of options can […]

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In Search of One of Italy’s Culinary Treasures – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Europe has long been obsessed with tradition, regionalism, and purity in its foodstuffs. Germany’s Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Beer Purity Law, was the world’s very first food purity rule, enacted in 1516—more than 500 years ago. It mandated ingredients and processes for any beverage marketed and sold as “beer” so consumers would know exactly what to […]

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Take a Tour of L.A.’s Top Street Food Spots

There’s no question Los Angeles has a renowned dining scene. It’s a melting pot of authentic, ethnic eats; impressive restaurants are helmed by notable, award-winning and celebrity chefs; and surrounding, local farms ensure incredibly fresh ingredients are sourced daily. While it’s true some of the hottest tables in the country are in L.A., not all […]

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Spain’s Newest Restaurants Making a Name For Themselves

It would take more than a solid month’s worth of meals to truly taste the best of Spain’s restaurants, as its gastronomic traditions are as rich and varied as the country itself. There’s Andalusian cuisine, famous for introducing the world to gazpacho; the Basque Country, with its strong culture of pintxos; a wealth of Catalonian […]

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Amazing Foodie Experiences in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is bursting with nature. The capital city, San Jose, lies in the central valley region, surrounded by a volcanic mountain range to the north and the Talamanca mountains to the south. This incredibly fertile soil is a farmer’s dream, with almost every fruit and vegetable imaginable growing with wild abandon, dairy, poultry, and […]

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Regionality Rules in Maui’s Farm-to-Table Food Scene

Hawaii, the 50th state, might have been a latecomer to the union but it was at the head of the line when it came to launching the farm-to-table movement that has blanketed the North America food scene over the past decade. Although it sounds like an obvious birthplace for plant-to-plate style cuisine, Hawaii, for all […]