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Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan
Asia / Experiences / Food / Tasty DM / Travel / Trip Journal

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba noodles. Home to about 50 noodle shops, Izushi is known […]

sumatra
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Going Local In Sumatra, Indonesia

While living in Singapore, some friends approached me to travel with them to Medan on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. When I asked why Sumatra, they showed me the blowout sale Jetstar was having on flights and said “why not?” It wasn’t until long after our flights had been […]

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Exploring The Largest Gin Collection At Sea (Tasting Guide Included!)
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Exploring The Largest Gin Collection At Sea (Tasting Guide Included!)

“Have you ever realized you could put a slice of ginger in a gin and tonic? Well, you can.” I’m currently in the Herrenzimmer aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s MS EUROPA 2 luxury cruise ship partaking in a gin tasting experience. Led by Erik Schutze, the ship’s Public Room Manager, the class allows […]

Fijian culinary delights from Flavours of Fiji
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Fijian Cooking School Offers Flavorful Lessons (Kokoda Recipe Included!)

From curry dishes to vegetable sides, Fijian cuisine can offer lessons in heritage, culture and daily island living. On one of these islands, I discovered a cooking school that gives visitors a hands-on exploration of home-style native cuisine. Opened in May of 2013, Flavours of Fiji Cooking School holds a […]

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amalfi coast
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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 in June 2014, Epicure & Culture — in partnership with […]

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