Valencia a Great Place for Special Spanish Dishes

Is Valencia worth visiting to enjoy special Spanish dishes? Absolutely. It’s home to Spain’s most famous dish as well as six Michelin-starred restaurants. Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and sits on the Mediterranean Coast. It has a warm and sunny climate. Much of Spain’s brilliant produce grows in the area surrounding this grand, old city. So, yes, it is a great city to visit as a tourist and not just for the food and wine. The old, city center … Read More

Valencia Tourist Attractions: Mercat Central Valencia

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Our day begins with a visit to fabulous Mercat Central Valencia. It is one of the top Valencia tourist attractions to visit, with an amazing array of food! But first things first, we need coffee! Luckily, Mercat Central Valencia has one of Valencia’s best coffee shops. So, first stop is Retrogusto.  As I sip my cappuccino I feel it coursing through my veins preparing me to explore the rest of the magnificent Mercat Central Valencia. For a moment, as I … Read More

Travel and Foodies Guide to the Best of Peru

Welcome to our travel and foodies guide to the best of Peru. I’m struggling to name another country with as much diversity as Peru. Peru was the epicenter of the Inca empire so there’s plenty of history.Then there is the influence of the Spanish and the people of the Amazon region, and more recent history brings Japanese influence as well. Geographically, Peru contains most of the world’s known climatic zones as well, which all just adds to the interest for … Read More

How to be a Gourmet Chef with this Unique Mashed Potato Terrine

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Today’s dish will make you look like a gourmet chef with this unique mashed potato terrine. I must put my hand on my heart and confess- food presentation is not my thing. For me, it is all about the taste, not what it looks. But with a moderate amount of effort you can make a dish which looks like these photographs. That’s the end of the confession. The point is this dish is easy to make and by using a … Read More

How to Find the Best Local Experiences in Latin America

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We have traveled extensively through Latin America and spent considerable time there over the past few years, both as tourists and whilst working. One thing we found difficult is finding good, local tour operators and authentic experiences with local guides. Your choice is large international tour operators or go it alone. Many businesses in Central America lack websites, some do have a Facebook page, but finding them is the issue! And if you do locate them, you just hope they … Read More

The Best Way to Learn the Secrets of Low Country Cuisine

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If you are in Charleston, the best way to learn the secrets of Low Country cuisine is to take a food tour!  You might be wondering what exactly Low Country cuisine is. Well let’s start with what and where is the Low Country? (or Lowcountry)  It is the area at, or close to, sea level, near the South Carolina coast. It is a geographical region with a shared history, culture and cuisine. Since we were in Charleston we decided to … Read More

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