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November 10, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: The Passeig de Gracia

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

One of Barcelona's most famous streets - and one of my favorites - is the Passeig de Gracia, which is a must-stop destination on any culinary tour of Barcelona. Named for the road (passeig means "passage," or "way") that connected old Barcelona to the village of Gracia to the north, this wide, ambling promenade is now one of the most known and poshest in Barcelona, and one of the favorites… Read
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October 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

What is the Nouvelle-Aquitaine?

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a new region of France that emerged with the re-drawing of France's administrative regions that occurred in 2016. The region is one of the largest and includes the former regions of Aquitaine, Limousin, and Poitou-Charentes. We're participating in a yearly event focused on tourism in France and are reminded of the many great destinations that France has, and one of them is certainly the Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Think of… Read
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October 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

How Do You Eat Tapas in Barcelona?

Filed Under  Food History, Travel Tips

How do you eat tapas in Barcelona? It's super easy, especially in a cosmopolitan city where most of the waitstaff speak multiple languages, including English. There are different types of tapas, all of which you can enjoy on a cooking vacation and foodie tour of Barcelona, including: pintxos tapas frias tapas calientes montaditos bocaditos Pintxos What is a pintxo? Basicaly it's a tapa (singular of "tapas") that is composed on… Read
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October 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: El Born

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El Born is one of the trendiest and hottest neighborhoods in Barcelona. Popular with tourists? Yes. But that doesn't make it 'touristy' - quite the contrary, it is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars that make it one of the best places to visit while on a culinary tour in Barcelona. El Born is actually the southern part of the larger neighborhood known as "La Ribera" that runs along… Read
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October 8, 2018

By Peg Kern

What is Baklava?

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

What is Baklava? Baklava is a traditional dessert from the eastern Mediterranean basin, and is especially prevalent in Greece and Turkey, but also the Caucuses and the Middle East. There is no consensus about where or when it originated, but some date it back almost 3000 years! The ingredients can change slightly, but they always include phyllo (or filo) sheets, chopped nuts, some type of sweet syrup, and some type… Read
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October 2, 2018

By Peg Kern

Why Visit Portugal? Amazing Évora

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Why visit Portugal on a cooking vacation? There are many reasons, but one of them is amazing Évora, where you stay during our Delectable Portugal culinary vacation. Évora is a city in the eastern Alentejo region (pronounced "all-en-TAY-zhoo"). This is a beautiful agricultural region known for it's slow, relaxed lifestyle (to the point that there are numerous sayings about the Alentejano's indolence!). One of its primary crops is cork, and… Read
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