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World Food Crisis in Ethiopia
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Infographic: A Look At The World Food Crisis

      While here at Epicure & Culture we love discussing the joy food brings as well as the experiential element it adds to travel, it’s also important to look at other ways food — or lack thereof — is affecting the world. The World Food Crisis is an […]

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Fresh, ethically-sourced ingredients from Camino
Africa / Food / Get Involved / Global Ethics

The Dark Side Of Easter: Child Slave Labor And How To Source Ethical Chocolate This Holiday

Easter has always been a time to celebrate rebirth. During the spring, the entire planet seems to come back to life. Trees and flowers begin to blossom and the holidays are celebrated with an array of delicious foods. Most notably, chocolate eggs and bunnies have become a symbol of the […]

Olives. Photo courtesy of Castelfalfi.
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Dispatch From Tuscany: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Olive Oil

Olive oil is a super ingredient with the ability to enhance the flavors of a dish while also adding antioxidants and heart-healthy benefits. That being said, there are many misconceptions that exist on the product. That’s why — with the help of agronomist Marco Soldani of Castelfalfi and agronomist Francesco Caselli […]

Sea Urchin and Beer at Spike's Africa Bar and Restaurant, San Diego.  Photo courtesy of Spike's.
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Beyond Wine And Fish: Ultra-Fresh Seafood And Craft Beer Pairings At Spike Africa’s In San Diego, California

Like its free-spirited, ocean-faring namesake, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar — one of the top downtown San Diego restaurants — offers a culinary journey of fresh flavors, friendly people and even face-to-face encounters with the fish you’re about to eat. This San Diego restaurant honors the memory of […]

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Winery.
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How To Pair Wine And Cheese Like A Pro

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a “Wine & Cheese Pairing” course at New York City’s Brooklyn Winery. The class — which was curated and taught by the knowledgeable Noel Cavnar — was designed to not only tell you what wines and cheeses went well together, but also ensure […]

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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia
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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Avid traveler and blogger at Moi, mes souliers Jennifer Doré Dallas of  tells us where to  eat like a local, ways to stay safe and how to get off the tourist trail to experience and have an authentic cultural experience in Southeast Asia. 1. Please […]

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Earth Lodge: A Soul-Finding Farmstay In The Mountains Of Guatemala

“Just follow these two children. You’ll walk up the road a ways, down a path, do a small hop over a gap in the road and continue descending to the lodge.” I didn’t realize I’d have to hike to the Earth Lodge, and I immediately regret taking a small rolling […]

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Vietnam, Coast, Hoi An, Woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market.  Photo courtesy of VBT.
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Food Travel: Top 14 Culinary Experiences To Savor In 2014

Dive into local cuisines and cultures with the top culinary experiences of 2014. The best way to experience exotic customs is by feasting on local produce, savoring regional spices, clinking glasses for a “cheers” with the national beer and sitting down to share a meal. This article features off-the-beaten-path locations […]

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Aperitivo with variety.  Photo courtesy of Anie Mendrick.
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Aperitivo: An Enviable Italian Ritual

If you ever find yourself in Russia, and someone offers you a glass of Vodka, you don’t turn it down. The same is true in Italy, when being served food, whether you’re hungry or not. Aperitivo: Drinks Paired with Food The freshly baked focaccia sits in front of me. Next […]

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Charleston Best Bites: The Vegetarian Issue
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Charleston Best Bites: The Vegetarian Issue

Southern soul food. For many, it is synonymous with butter cascading off pillowy biscuits, shrimp and grits drowning in cheese and salt, she-crab soup saturated with heavy cream, greasy fried chicken, fried okra and fried green tomatoes; however, the Charleston culinary scene proves there’s more to good country cookin’ than […]