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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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#FoodPorn: Pepian, Guatemala’s National Dish
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#FoodPorn: Pepian, Guatemala’s National Dish

When visiting Guatemala, no trip would be complete without sampling the country’s national dish: Pepian. You’ll find it on almost every traditional restaurant menu. This hearty stew features slow-cooked meats; vegetables like onion, tomato, Poblano pepper and chunks of potato; and seeds and nuts like peppercorns, pumpkin seeds and cumin […]

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In Good Spirits: Uncovering Mezcal Culture With Master Mezcalier Jen Queen

Mezcal. If you’re like me a couple weeks ago, the word didn’t call anything to mind besides “it sounds vaguely familiar…” If you’re a little worldlier, you might recognize it as a type of alcohol, maybe even mistakenly associate it with tequila. Or wrongly envision it as a shady, unregulated […]

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Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia
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Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like a snowy alpine village illuminated by strings of colorful lights and open fires roasting chestnuts. While small towns like this light up across the Rocky Mountains and the European Alps, Big White Ski Resort stands out as the home of highly skiable champagne powder snow. […]

Brooklyn Brine Company making their pickles. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Bring Company.
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This Miami Bartender Is Crafting Clever Concoctions Using Unusual Ingredients

There’s much more to mixology than simply combining spirits and soda. In fact, there are many creative bartenders around the world experimenting with innovative drink recipes, from libations made with meats to using ingredients like camel’s milk, caviar powder and vinegar to create unusual cocktails. One mixologist in particular who […]

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Danish Traditions: What Is Smørrebrød?

It doesn’t get much more traditional in Danish culture than with smorrebrod (literally meaning “buttered bread”). Essentially an open-faced sandwich usually featuring rye sourdough bread, smorrebrod present different combinations of seafood, meat, vegetables and condiments, and are typically enjoyed with a cold local beer or snaps (aquavit). Try the “Shooting Star,” […]

#FoodPorn: Jumbo Gambas al Chichaito On Vieques Island In Puerto Rico
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#FoodPorn: Jumbo Gambas al Chichaito On Vieques Island In Puerto Rico

When dining at the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island in Puerto Rico I was able to sample the above dish, crafted by Executive Chef Fernando Coppola. The philosophy of the hotel’s dining program is locally-sourcing ingredients — mainly from their organic farm — and taking traditional Puerto Rican dishes […]

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Hotel Bars Share Their Best Cocktail Recipes In Honor Of National Rum Month

August is National Rum Month and National Rum Day is celebrated on August 16. In honor of this aged spirit, here are six rum-infused cocktail recipes from resort and hotel bars to commemorate the holiday: Moon Club Mojito: Moon Club – Atlantis, Paradise Island Website: Bahamas vacation mecca Atlantis […]

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Tropical Flavors: What Is Breadfruit?

Breadfruit. The first time I heard about this tropical food I was confused. Was it sweet? Did it taste like a grain? Was it a sweetbread? Breadfruit is an extremely starchy fruit that is used as a vegetable with an almost potato-like taste. My first encounter came in Saint Lucia, […]

#FoodPorn: German Pfeffernuesse Cookies
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#FoodPorn: German Pfeffernuesse Cookies

Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy an interesting and fun food tour with Milwaukee Food Tours in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of the tour was Milwaukee’s German heritage, and one of the stops along the way was The Spice House. The Spice House focuses on purchasing their spices from the […]