How to Eat Well at Disney World: The New Skipper Canteen

by Kathryn Blanco / May 13, 2016 /

All Walt Disney World fans will understand the excitement of a new opening in the parks. While projects are still underway in Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom, one new location, at least, is open for business. The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is as much an attraction as a dining experience.

Celebrate National Barbecue Month with Brazilian Churrasco

by Culinary Spelunker / Apr 25, 2016 /
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For Evandro Caregnato, grilling isn’t just something he does—it’s part of who he is. Born in southern Brazil, Caregnato grew up watching his father, Davino, prepare skewers of marinated meat, peppered with fresh herbs, before being placed over an open fire. 

Called churrasco in Brazil, this cooking method is passed down in families, not culinary schools. It’s a casual style that begs families and friends to come together to sample different skewered meats and inventive sides while they talk and laugh with one another. 

Turning Kids onto Tofu

by Culinary Spelunker / Mar 28, 2016 /
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Pureed soybean curds. Mmmmm. Who'd like a big plate of them?

Chockful of nutrients, low in calories, eating tofu has been linked to lowering cholesterol and reducing your risk of certain diseases, including cancer.  

 Turning Kids onto Tofu

But that's not going to convince your kids to give it a try.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Family

by Culinary Spelunker / Feb 08, 2016 /
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Welcome to the year of the monkey! February 8th marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, celebrated by people throughout the world, especially in China. The 15-day festivities are a time to come together with family, express gratitude, and look forward to another year. In some ways, it’s like the American version of Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving Day all rolled into one, long celebration.

Advice from a Local: 12 Best Places to Eat in Milwaukee

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When we were in Milwaukee last weekend visiting family, food was never far from our minds. This could be because we are food people, or because Milwaukee has more great food than you can imagine, or a lovely confluence of the two. We were “researching” an article on great eating in Milwaukee for - my Cheat Sheet to Eating in Milwaukee, and had great difficulty narrowing down the recommendations.

Awesome Energy Bars with DIY Vegan Cookbook's Lisa Pitman

by Culinary Spelunker / Jan 25, 2016 /
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Did you have a New Year’s resolution to start eating healthier and making more dishes from scratch in 2016? Cookbook authors Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman, both contributing photography and food editors for VegNews magazine, understand. The Toronto pair recently published DIY vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) to help guide readers toward making more food at home.

Everything You Need to Know about Eating in London

by Heather Robinette / Jan 12, 2016 /
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During my time studying abroad in London, I had the chance to try some different types of food. Some of it surprised me, because it actually tasted better than it looked. I, of course, had my fair share of fish and chips from a variety of places. There were times when I missed the food back in the states, and now there are times when I miss the food from London. I have put together some information about what I learned from eating in London while studying abroad.

Global Recipes and 9 Easy Steps to Weekly Meal Planning

by Culinary Spelunker / Dec 28, 2015 /
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“Mom, what’s for dinner?” It’s a question my kids used to ask all the time. I found myself fumbling through my thoughts on a daily basis, too, about 3 p.m. wondering what should we eat tonight? The result, not always, but sometimes, was either picking up Chinese food, throwing together a quick meal that no one (myself included) was really looking forward to eating, or getting so overwhelmed with everything else going on that we had cereal for dinner.

Texas Hotels Rustle Up Some Grub for Holidays

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Traveling to Texas for the holidays means dining on the best Mexican food and barbecue in the country. But during the Christmas season visitors to the Lone Star State can also feast on stellar seafood dishes.

At La Cantera Hill Country Resort SweetFire Kitchen restaurant, visitors can dine on shucked oysters on the half shell, marinated mussels, and savory salmon. Chef Jake Andrews has curated the most incredible, edible cuisine available at one of San Antonio’s best resort hotels.

A Search for the Best Dumplings in Montreal's Chinatown

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 14, 2015 /
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If there's one thing I know well, it's the deliciousness of dumplings. Thanks to my husband's love for them, I have tasted them everywhere we go. I've even become a dumpling aficionado, like him. Thinking of eating dumplings is a joy, making them is lovely, but actually eating them is divine. 

A Search for the Best Dumplings in Montreal's Chinatown