Jessica Festa

About the Author

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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food

UK Cares: Conflict Cafe Promotes Peace Through Food This Fall In London

Conflict Café, an innovative pop-up restaurant launched by peacebuilding charity International Alert, is returning to London for its second year from 9 September – 3 October 2015 to inspire more strangers to ‘break bread’ and start conversations about peace through […]

old fashioned cocktail

Where To Sip The Best Old Fashioned Cocktails In The USA

For those interested in Depression Era-cocktails, the Old Fashioned is a classic. The original recipe from the early 1800s called for a lump of sugar, a little water, Angostura bitters, one small ice cube, lemon peel and whiskey, although in […]

Indian culture

Masala Vada & Cutting Chai: Experiencing Indian Culture Via Train

Being an expat Indian, my husband and I are on the one hand, thankful for the experiences and adventures our son gets to have at such a young age. On the other hand, we sometimes rue that he doesn’t fully […]

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Who Else Wants To Explore Italy’s Amalfi Coast Like A Local?

To many travel is about escaping reality. Here at Epicure & Culture, we’re  tweaking this notion. Instead of getting away, we’re making it easy for travelers to put themselves in someone else’s reality: the reality of a local. Newly launched […]