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Epicure & Culture Is Now On Etsy!

Announcement: We’re on Etsy! You can find our travel, food and culture photography at JFInspirationGallery. Please have a look, and if you like what you see, spread the word. I’ve always loved pictures. My earliest memories involve my father taking photos at soccer games, camping trips, dance recitals and birthday […]

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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 […]

#InstaTravel: Culture, Food And Beautiful Views In Guatemala
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#InstaTravel: Culture, Food And Beautiful Views In Guatemala

      For those looking to travel to Guatemala, the country is full of beautiful landscapes, delicious food and immersive culture worth exploring. To show you what I’m talking about, here’s a look at some highlights through Instagrammed Guatemala photos from my recent trip.   Have a favorite Guatemala […]

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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels
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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels

While many hotels are epitomes of style – artworks in themselves, or showcase unique art collections — the following go one step further for those seeking creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast. Celebrate your inner Hemingway or Picasso and bring home something more than a snapshot at the […]

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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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#InstaTravel: Top 10 Slopeside Moments At Canada’s Big White Ski Resort
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#InstaTravel: Top 10 Slopeside Moments At Canada’s Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, Canada, is home to world-class skiing and snowboarding as well as spectacular scenery. Living in the village, I’ve created a photo essay of Instagram shots capturing some of my favorite slopeside moments for you to recreate on your travels. Let us know which is […]

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Truffle, Olives And Sangiovese: The Epicure’s Guide To Tuscany
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Truffle, Olives And Sangiovese: The Epicure’s Guide To Tuscany

There are few destinations in the world more synonymous with gastronomy than Tuscany. Chianti Classico wine, rich olive oil, flavors that come from fragrant herbs and spices, crusty breads, decadent truffle and Pecorino cheeses are just a few of the delicious images that swirl through any Tuscan fantasy. While you […]

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Learning The Art Of Traditional Tuscan Cooking

There exists a notion that Italy is a place where time has stood still in terms of tradition; however, the truth is the culinary scene has seen modern advances just like the rest of the world. Italians work long hours and lead busy lives, making it hard to spend hours […]

Wellness Travel: Spiritual And Medicinal Healing At A Sangoma In Johannesburg, South Africa
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Wellness Travel: Spiritual And Medicinal Healing At A Sangoma In Johannesburg, South Africa

At Epicure & Culture, we enjoy sharing cultural and sustainable experiences. On a recent trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, I had a truly local experience that not many tourists even know about: Visiting a traditional herbalist. Known as a sangoma in South Africa, the herbalist is an important community figure, […]

Mueseli cake topped with fresh fruit and mint yogurt
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Confession: I Went On A Wildlife Safari For The Food

While on a recent safari in South Africa with Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps I was not only impressed with the wildlife and knowledge of the guides, but also the food. In fact, I would say the upmarket dishes enjoyed in a casual al fresco setting is a major draw to […]