Farm-to-Table in the Peruvian Amazon

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 18, 2013

potatoes in peru

Every October 5th, the Andean peoples of Peru celebrate the day of the Olluquito that signifies the importance of the From, one of 3,800 varieties of potato found in Peru and served at Rainforest Expeditions’ three eco-lodges deep in the Peruvian Amazon. A leader in Peru’s sustainable tourism, Rainforest Expeditions is introducing farm-to-table to its […]


Restaurant Review: Greek Dining at Estiatorio Volos, Toronto

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 2, 2013

Volos restaurant Toronto exterior

I was beat after TBEX Toronto. Exhausted, tired, hungry, and ready to let my hair down. I need sustenance, but making sense out of all the dining choices in Toronto and making a perfect decision was all Greek to me. What a perfect choice, then, when food blogger Andrew Dobson of Dobbernation Loves arranged for […]


Louisville, Kentucky: One Tasty Town

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 15, 2013

Hot Browns, Derby Pie, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bourbon, and Louisville Slugger baseball bats — what do these things have in common?  They all claim Louisville as their birthplace.  While these regional favorites may be the first things to come to mind when you think of dining in the Derby City, food enthusiasts will devour a […]

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Five Fine Dining Experiences in Johannesburg, South Africa

by Guest Contributor on April 12, 2013

Johannesburg skyline, South Africa

Fine dining is about a lot more than the simple act of eating. It is about the experience, as a whole, how each course guides you through your meal, like plot points in a book. How the setting creates a mood and an atmosphere. How your waiter helps you along this journey like a familiar […]


Valparaiso: Culinary Tour of an Indiana College Town

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 26, 2012

Valpo Velvet

Walking about the campus of Valparaiso University recently, I proudly thought that this was the same campus that I walked as a student merely a few years before.  As sudden shock hit me and my pace slowed, those few years were, in fact, were 30 years ago! With new eyes I started looking at the […]

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Party Like it’s Prohibition in Philadelphia

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 3, 2012

McGillins Olde Ale House Philadelphia

The Prohibition craze that’s manifesting in the nation’s bars, bookstores and TV programs will spark even more interest when the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition makes its debut at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, which is curating and hosting the first-of-its-kind exhibition from October 19, 2012 to April 28, 2013. The exhibit contains […]


Toronto: Crazy Culinary Adventures

by Lanee Lee on July 20, 2012

What do a suckling pig and a hockey stick have to do with one another? On a recent urban adventure tour of Toronto, Canada, I discovered they are intimately and literally intertwined.  Chef Scott Savoie of Culinary Adventures Company specializes in offering tours featuring the bizarre and beautiful aspects of Toronto’s burgeoning food scene, and […]


Sweets for the Sweet: Disney Desserts Worth Every Calorie

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 12, 2012

When I’m handed a restaurant menu, I excitedly fling it open.  My eyes don’t start with the customary appetizers, salads or entrees.  No, my eyes head straight to the bottom right corner looking for one word that sets the tone for my meal – DESSERTS! Saving room for dessert is key to my dining pleasure.  […]


Barge Cruising in France’s Burgundy Region

by Rita Cook on May 30, 2012

french barge cruise

Cruising in France’s Burgundy region is an experience that rivals the best cruises in the world.  While the boat I was on, Europeans Waterways’ La Belle Epoque, was slow going down the French canals, the scenery and world class service meant drinks within moments of asking, biking on the banks of the shallow canal, lounging […]


Best Burgers in Los Angeles

by Lanee Lee on May 14, 2012

Best Burgers Los Angeles

Burgers in Los Angeles are as pizza is in New York: a birthright. Although the American burger was invented in the Midwest, Los Angeles (specifically Pasadena) is the birthplace of the cheeseburger, created in the 1920’s. Since then, burgers have been as much of a Southern California icon as the palm tree.  Some of the […]