food

Costa Rica’s Motto, Pura Vida, Comes Through in Its Humble Dish, Gallo Pinto

by Culinary Spelunker / Sep 25, 2017 /
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Our driver, Emilio, and our cultural guide, Antonio, kept glancing at their watches and speaking in quick, hushed Spanish as they navigated the packed streets of downtown San Jose. At first, I thought their thinly-masked concern has something to do with the swarms of subcompacts and mopeds zipping around the tour bus, but even as we cruised up the mountain highway, past lush coffee plantations, jungle river valleys, and mist-wrapped peaks, I could see their worry increase. When we got stuck behind a slow-moving farm truck, their stress became palpable. 

Foodie Finds: Mercer Hall, Stratford, Ontario

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Foodie Finds: Mercer Hall, Stratford, Ontario

6 Foodie Finds in Detroit

by Culinary Spelunker / Aug 28, 2017 /
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Detroit doesn’t tend to make headlines as a foodie destination.
 
It should.
 
Before moving to Detroit, Michigan, I had a grocery list of misconceptions about the Motor City, including an expectation it would be a food desert in the Midwest.
 
Instead, what I found was that Detroit holds a diverse mix of different cultures and people. And food.
 

Food on Foot: A History of Eating on Trails and In the Wild

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I have found THE MOST FASCINATING book on eating outdoors. And I will tell you that once I started the book, I could not put it down (hello, 5am bedtime), and I have recommended it to all my friends who hike, meander, and eat in the wild. It has inspired me to look at being outside differently, and taught me much about food, walking and hiking, history, and culture.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Artist and the Original Foodie

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 26, 2017 /
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Ironic, really – it took traveling to Toronto to discover an American original.
 

7 Mole Lessons from Salt Lake City’s Storied Red Iguana Restaurant

by Culinary Spelunker / May 22, 2017 /
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In 1989, I made my first trek to Salt Lake City’s famed Red Iguana restaurant.
 
I was just 14 then and had gone to the four-year-old Mexican restaurant during a solo trip to see my brother, who lived in the area.
 
7 Mole Lessons from Salt Lake City’s Storied Red Iguana Restaurant
 

Celebrate Cheeseweek in Stratford, Ontario April 1-9

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Savour Stratford presents Stratford Says “CheeseWeek” to welcome the Canadian Dairy XPO with delicious cheese features at eleven participating Stratford and area restaurants April 1 through 9 plus a special cheese pairing event, April 8.

Bards Steakhouse. Celebrate Cheeseweek in Stratford, Ontario April 1-9
Bard's Steakhouse

Taste Good - Feel Good: Bravo! Cucina Italiana's New Spring Menu

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Have you eaten at Bravo! Cucina Italiana yet? We went last night up to Bravo! in Grand Rapids, Michigan  to taste their new spring menu, and let me tell you - I was impressed. This national restaurant offers fresh, delicious Italian food in a convivial atmosphere. We loved it.

Taste Good - Feel Good: Bravo! Cucina Italiana's New Spring Menu

Will Travel For Food: Broccoli, Tarantulas, and Paella

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Food is wonderful. It tastes great, there are an almost infinite number of options, and it keeps you alive.

Will Travel For Food: Broccoli, Tarantulas, and Paella

Top 10 Things to Eat in Jordan

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One of my favorite parts of living in Jordan was the food! Here is a list of the top 10 foods that you should eat while in Jordan.

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