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8 Mayan Dishes to Try in the Yucatan

by Culinary Spelunker / Jan 22, 2018 /
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While I'd visited other parts of Mexico before, the Central and Gulf regions, places like Taxco, Puebla (the birthplace of mole), Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta, neither my husband, who lived in northern Mexico for two years, nor I had ventured to the Yucatan.

The Food Lover's Travel Guide to Cancun

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 15, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 15, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food

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Do you follow one of my favorite authors? David Downie, a native San Franciscan, lived in New York, Providence, Rome, and Milan before moving to Paris in the mid-80s. He divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food, and arts features have appeared in leading print and on-line publications including Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Saveur, Epicurious.com, and Gault & Millau, the premier French food guide. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books, including the highly acclaimed Paris, Paris and A Passion for Paris.

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
 

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