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Simplesmente Vinho

Simplesmente Vinho, Porto’s alternative wine festival, recently concluded its eighth outing. The festival at Cais Novo, on the banks of the Douro River, featured...
Plate of cheeses

In Cartoceto, Italy with cheese master Vittorio Beltrami

We walked past Gastronomia Beltrami—twice—before we spotted the entrance, partially hidden behind a leafy tree. Inside, a heady aroma of cheese greeted us,...
Roasting chestnuts in Ascona

Ascona, Switzerland celebrates the chestnut

I love one-trick food festivals. They bring out my penchant for taking a single food ingredient to levels I would never envision on my...
Italian countryside

Tasting sparkling wine in Fabriano, Italy

When we were invited to visit the Sbaffi winery near Fabriano, Italy, Tom and I knew only that the winery produces a range of...
Clerigos Tower

In Porto, “The story of Portugal in 5 glasses”

Clérigos Tower: Two hundred forty steps to the top…and a classy backdrop to relaxation on the lawn of Jardim das Oliveiras, in the heart...
Chef Guido Mangarelli before a painting

Behind the scenes in Sassoferrato, Italy

Pick a town in Italy’s Le Marche region, just about any town, and you’ll find a castle and a piazza or two for enjoying...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

Touring a new city on foot always brings the place into focus, and a good food tour adds an element I especially enjoy. A...
Alberobello trulli

In Alberobello, Cucina Povera gets an upgrade

“I look for happiness through taste!” chef Domenico Laera exclaimed, as he put the finishing touches on the pasta dish he had prepared for...
making sheerma in Lucknow

In India, Lucknow food meets Awadhi history

Outside a busy Lucknow restaurant, two men work in harmony atop what appears to be a small room, but is in fact an enormous...

“No Passport Required” for this Manhattan food walk

A boutique coffee roaster for morning espresso? The best rugelach in New York?  The Indian snack food that has gone nationwide from a tiny...
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