On a recent Friday night, I sat in a cozy Punta Gorda cafe with about a dozen others and all of us had at least one thing in common, an interest in wine. Together, we journeyed to Austria with Bernhard Weidinger as our guide but passports were not needed. All what was required was a thirst for adventure.
“Do you want to go by motorbike?” Vu, co-owner of Saigon Street Eats, asked when I met him at my hotel for the Pho Trail – A Morning Walking Tour
Recently, I was a reluctant visitor conducting business in Cincinnati. Prior to this trip, my previous visits were to the Cincinnati-Kentucky International Airport (which is in Kentucky) and a 10-day business trip one January where I primarily saw the inside of an exhibition hall and a hotel room because it was so dang cold.
There were many delicious flavors to sample and here are my 10 favorite flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked.
When I told my friend I wanted to eat crickets off some food cart in the middle of a Bangkok street, I knew I was pushing his comfort zone. I compromised and told him I wanted to try street food one night but he didn’t want any of that. As resourceful as he is, he had a solution, Eathai Food Court at Central Embassy, one of several luxury shopping malls in Bangkok.
‘Tis the season to dive into Florida food festival season and I’m looking forward to the fifth annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked, Feb. 6 – 7, 2016. Kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the powder soft sand of Clearwater Beach while enjoying hours of grazing on delicious bites, sipping wine and craft brews, learning from local chefs, and sampling new food products. The gastronomical event takes place on the gorgeous beach of...
“Mmm, it kinda tastes like bacon,” I said to my sister as we sampled three beers in Bamberg, Germany, “and I bet it would be delicious with bloody mary mix.”
‘Tis the season to be merry and jolly and as you compile your list of holiday gifts for outdoor adventurers, take a look at the reliable and rugged Stanley gear with my favorite being a Stanley Happy Hour set.
Wrangling snakes requires mental alertness and nourishment. Before learning the proper ways to round up pythons last month, I fed my body a Florida Everglades lunch at Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe.
When traveling to Lisbon, Portugal, be sure to stop and sip the ginjinha (or ginja). If you have the option, sip it from an edible, chocolate cup for that chocolate covered cherry flavor. As part of the Viking River Cruises Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary, I had time to explore Lisbon (Lisboa) for a couple of days before boarding the ship and sailing the Douro River. One of the things that makes Viking Cruises awesome is that...
Looking for an October getaway and the secrets to living longer? Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to discover keys to longevity. Blue Zones recently launched Adventure Travel Tours and will be offering two, 7-day trips to Ikaria, one of the five Blue Zones discovered by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic fellow.
“Mmm. It’s kind of nutty and creamy,” I said after chomping down a roasted silk worm cocoon in Chiang Khan in the Loei province.
As the group I was traveling with walked to dinner, we admired the street vendors roasting a variety of food. Over dancing flames I saw skewers of octopi, legs of chickens, and little balls of meat in which I assume was pork.
“We like sweet things,” my guide said as the group stopped at a small maphrao kaew factory in Chiang Khan located in Thailand’s northeast province of Loei, “Because coconut is not sweet enough,” she added while laughing. Maphroe kaew is coconut strips cooked in melted sugar to create a deliciously sweet treat. Lined up on a table were plastic bags filled with sugared coconut strips in hues of...
It just took 48 hours to fall in love with Pittsburgh. Sure, one of those mornings it was 3 degrees, but during my quick visit I found so many things to love about the Steel City.
Oh, boy. Sure wish I could participate in the Inaugural Ramp Picking Weekend at The Arnold House in the Catskills, April 18 – 20, 2015. Ramps are new in my culinary world and I consider them one of those trendy veggies for the hipster crowd. Have you tasted ramps?