A Mexican Hacienda and the Best Guacamole Ever

A Mexican Hacienda and the Best Guacamole Ever

Two years ago we visited a sprawling hacienda in the highlands of Mexico. This wasn’t a created-for-tourists hacienda but one that’s been around since the 1500s. Pancho Villa himself made it a stopover and the owners obliged. The owners figured hosting him was...
Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Italian cuisine is simple. My Italian friend gasped when she opened up my heavily stocked spice cupboard typical of American households. “Why would anyone need so many spices?!” she complained. (After visiting her kitchen I clearly understood why she was overwhelmed....
Destination: Street Food

Destination: Street Food

  If you can buy it on a street corner and eat it while you’re walking, then you’ve likely discovered street food.   Americans have their hot dog stands and snow cones, and Canadians flock to poutine and Beavertails. Every culture has its own version of...
Olive Oil Cheat Sheet

Olive Oil Cheat Sheet

Olive oil has been around for a long time in the Mediterranean region. Archaeologists say that it was produced as early as 4,000 BC and has been used for numerous purposes throughout history, including fuel, cosmetics, religious ceremonies, and even birth control!...
One Big Takeaway I Learned about Chasing TV Food

One Big Takeaway I Learned about Chasing TV Food

I love travel shows, especially ones that are food oriented. That’s what I turn on to unwind at the end of the day. And of course it’s fun to watch an episode on Italy, for instance, prior to traveling and make plans to eat at some of the favorite spots...

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