Epicure & Culture was started in November 2012 with the goal of helping people explore the world through food, drink, people and culture. The articles, photographs and videos you’ll find throughout the online magazine were created with travelers in mind, whether you’re a full-time nomad, one week per year vagabond or curious armchair traveler.
While there is an emphasis on cuisine, don’t expect to find recipes for 5-minute meatloaf or sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. That is, unless these recipes relate in someway to the culture of a place, an artisanal business or will help people to better explore a destination. Moreover, don’t come here if you’re looking for any generic “10 best” or “10 things to do in” posts, as any roundups we do focus on delving into specific facets of a place. If you love immersive narratives that take you on epicurious journeys, stories that bring you on explorations of discovery, guides that enlighten you on a city’s culture and stunning video and photography – including #FoodPorn – then you’ve come to the right place. We hope you enjoy your epicurious and cultural journey.
Note: If you like inspirational pictures full of wanderlust, please visit our new travel photography shop on Etsy.
About The Editor
Jessica Festa was born and raised in New York. Curious by nature, she has traveled all over the world. Some of her experiences include studying and working in Australia, teaching English in Thailand, orphanage work in Ghana, backpacking Europe and South America, touring through South East Asia and China, road tripping through the United States and much more. She enjoys experiencing a place at ground level, especially when it involves eating typical foods and drinking local libations.
To learn more about Jessica, you can check out the following interviews at:
The Traveling Eye (Radio)
Melodia Stereo 96.9 (Colombia/Radio)
Co-Author Of “Hostels 101: The Ultimate Hostel Guide”
Contributor To The “Solo Traveler Accommodation Guide”
As Seen On
Along with editing Epicure & Culture and Jessie on a Journey, Jessica’s work has appeared in:
Digital First Media’s network of 75+ newspapers
The Daily Meal
The Matador Network
A Luxury Travel Blog
Europe Up Close
Europe a la Carte
Long Island Pulse
9 Noteworthy Reads (AFAR)
This Week In Travel (Four Seasons Magazine)
Travel Tag Roundup (Travel Freak)
So Much More Hawaii (1/24/14)
So Much More Hawaii (2/18/14)
50 Kick-Ass Female Travel Blogs To Follow In 2014 (Travel Junkette)
Sunday Spotlight Series: Things To Do In Japan (y Travel Blog)
Travel/Culture Blog Takes To Twitter, Kickstarts Conversation (General Motors)
Travel Stories: The Bolivia Makes Me “Hot” Edition (Matt-Gibson.org)
Travel Bloggers Share Their Perfect Romantic Getaway (Travel Photo Discovery)
31 Travel Experts Share Their Best Tips For Packing Light (Tortuga Backpacks)
Sydney Travel Tips (The Blonde Abroad)
“Travel Expert” Speaker and “Travel Babel” Speaker at the 2014 New York Travel Festival (April 26-27, 2014)
Meet Plan Go Speaker (May 6, 2014)
You can contact Jessica via social media or use the contact form below.
Facebook: Jessie Festa
Latest posts by Jessica Festa (see all)
- Ancient Grains: How A Makeshift Bakehouse And Experimental Garden Are Changing Our Perspective On Food - July 24, 2014
- Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey - July 23, 2014
- This Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Is Too Good Not To Mention - July 22, 2014
- Food, Culture And Fun: Travel With A Blogger In Italy - July 21, 2014
- Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection - July 21, 2014