The Hills are Alive: Hidden Gems of the Black Forest

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The hills of the Black Forest region, alive with stunning scenery, family fun, ski resorts and spas, not to mention Michelin-starred restaurants, is an area of mystery and darkness idealized as Waldeinsamreit (the beauty of solitude in the woods) during the German Romanticism movement. The magical fairy-tale ambiance of the region was immortalized in Jacob … Explore More

Off the Beaten Path in Hawaii

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The Aloha State features three active volcanoes, a mountain that measures 33,000 feet from the ocean floor and waterfalls galore. Eight islands comprise the island-state, but only six are open to the public: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii (known as the Big Island). With rare beaches, volcanoes and hiking trails, the Big Island of … Explore More

Luke Dale-Roberts’ #BestMealEver

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“It was a bloody good time,” said Luke Dale-Roberts, recalling a recent #BestMealEver at Atera, a New York-based restaurant focused on highly seasonal, sensory cuisine. One of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, Dale-Roberts was raised in the UK and trained in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia, where he launched restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, … Explore More

Viva Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2015

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All eyes in the culinary world were on Mexico City last week, which celebrated the region’s best chefs and restaurants at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the historic San Ildefonso. For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, was crowned as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America. … Explore More

Chef Virgilio Martínez: Creating Food that Screams “Welcome to Peru!”

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Called “the new messenger of the Latin American [food] scene,” Chef Virgilio Martínez will travel 14,000 feet above sea level in [Cusco, Peru] to find local products to bring back to his flagship restaurant, Central, located in Lima, Peru. Martínez has made a name applying modern cooking techniques to indigenous Peruvian ingredients. He is known for incorporating unusual … Explore More

How to Experience Rome Like a Pro

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Known as the Eternal City or Caput Mundi (capital of the world), Rome is an ancient city that became the capital of a unified Italy in 1870, after taking the title from Florence.  Although the capital of Italy is a large cosmopolitan city, with 3,000 years of art, culture, and architecture on display, Roman cuisine … Explore More

Gaggan Anand’s #BestMealEver

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“Wow, how did they do this? Wow, wow!” said Gaggan Anand, owner and executive chef of Bangkok Indian restaurant Gaggan, (No.1, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, No. 10 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015) when asked about his #BestMealEver experience that mystified his sensibilities. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain … Explore More

Top Spots in Tuscany

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Italian cuisine is full of variety and each city within the 20 regions of Italy offers its own culinary specialties. In Tuscany, earthy staples abound, from hearty soups to ubiquitous antipasti (often  composed of crostini and cold cuts), to parpadelle (ribbon pasta) served with tomato sauce of wild hare or boar, to Chianti and Tuscan … Explore More