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Gift Guide: Top 12 Sustainable Food & Wine Finds For A Delicious Holiday

From savvy home cooks to serious gourmands, food and wine holidays gifts from sustainable or charitable companies are always appealing. Here’s our suggestion list of goodies and delights that keep on giving year-round.   1. Papa Ben’s Kitchen Papa Ben’s […]

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Making Friends Over Food In Riomaggiore, Italy

“Hurry! Turn off the stove!” Dan, a Toronto, Canada, native, shouts as boiling water begins overflowing from the pot. I have never cooked before but am determined to create a delicious, authentic Italian meal here in Riomaggiore, Italy. We lower […]

Aperitivo: An Enviable Italian Ritual

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 […]

Dining Solo: Unexpected Experiences And Delicious Food Await You

Dining Solo: Unexpected Experiences And Delicious Food Await You

Solo female travel can be daunting in and of itself. Couple that with the thought of eating alone in a foreign country, and some would simply not do it. But as they say, life begins at the end of your […]

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Kalua Pork, Tea Wine And Exotic Mushrooms: The Epicure’s Guide To Hawaii’s Big Island

Those looking for an epicurious escape need look no further than Hawaii’s Big Island. With a culinary culture influenced by the destination’s volcanic soils, water access and ancient traditions, there is much to taste around the island. To help you […]

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

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 […]

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North Carolina Attractions: Going Local At The South’s Only Organic Distillery

With the holidays just around the corner, a little liquor in the cabinet can be necessary to keep guests happy and cope with in-laws who overstay their welcome. When shopping, choose a product that’s not only high-quality but sustainable, to […]

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Indonesian Coffee Culture: Drinking Cat-Poo-Chino In Bali

Bali, Indonesia. Prior to visiting, I pictured its white sand beaches as a haven for honeymooners and a hot spot for surfers.  While all of this exists on the southern end of the island, there are also areas where one […]

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German Winegrowers Leading the Organic Revolution

The exceptional, perhaps overlooked, qualities of German wine — in particular its signature grape Riesling — are a reliable source of enjoyment for wine aficionados the world over. And not content with simply producing good wine, the nation’s viticulture community […]

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Mezcal El Silencio: An Artisanal Approach To Mexican Tradition In Los Angeles

Mezcal is ingrained in the culture of Mexico – the region of Oaxaca, specifically – with recipes and methods handed down through generations. And with each new generation of “mezcaliers” come new ideas on how to approach their native spirit. […]