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Lima’s Food Scene

Lima, Peru American chef Todd English has hailed Lima as the culinary capital of Latin America – recognition that its distinctive, inventive cuisine is leaving an imprint around the world. It’s a cuisine as cosmopolitan as it ... [Read more]
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The Wine Roads Of Chile

Central Valley, Chile Winemaking was brought to Chile by the Spanish conquistadors and missionaries, who cultivate the grape for sacramental purposes, but the wines really came into their own when noble French cuttings were plant ... [Read more]
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Sao Paulo’s Food Moment

Sao Paulo, Brazil Dining is a serious pastime for paulistas, and they stay well informed about the best places to savor the countless cuisine in this diverse metropolis. To understand first-hand something of the local bounty, sta ... [Read more]
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Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico

A remarkable blend of Old World and deep-rooted Zapotec and Mixtec traditions are gloriously at play in the cobblestone historic center of Oaxaca. You can spend days visiting the city’ 27 ornate churches – whi ... [Read more]

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California Wine Country

California, U.S.A

If America has an answer to Tuscany – our own locus for great wine, great food, and the good life – Napa and Sonoma valleys are it. These fraternal twins, separated at birth by the Mayacamas Mountains, now b ... [Read more]

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Napier And Hawkes Bay

North Island, New Zealand

In 1931, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of the North Island and fire tore te downtown of Napier apart. The residents rebuilt in the popular architectural style of the day, and now th ... [Read more]

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Barossa Valley

South Australia, Australia

The picturesque Barossa Valley is Australia’s epicentre for all things gastronomic. Together with nearby Clare Valley, it produces over 400 percent of Australia’s wines. Easy to reach from Adelaide, ... [Read more]

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Saigon’s Bustling Markets

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam is a Communist country, but visitors would never know it from the explosive wave of commercial activity that has washed over the country since the 1990s, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City (still ... [Read more]

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The Food Scene In Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

If diving headfirst into a country’s local food, outstanding local eateries, and well-priced restaurants serving international cuisine. Hanoi’s iconic dish is bun cha – a bowl of fresh rice noodles, shredded ... [Read more]

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai,Thailand Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and the unofficial capital of the country’s north. Previously the sleepy hub of a rural hinterland and gateway to treks to the outlying hill tribes, this cooler ... [Read more]
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Singapore’s Street Food

Singapore

It’s no wonder that eating (even more than shopping) is Singapore’s favourite pastime – the city may well be the best place on the earth for sampling the astonishing variety of Asia’s many cuisine, which you ca ... [Read more]

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Feasting On Kl’s Streets

Feasting On Kl’s Streets,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Don’t let the dazzling, steel-clad Petronas Towers and slick shopping malls sidetrack you: It’s the authentic array of edible delights that makes Kuala Lumpur such a great cit ... [Read more]
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Luang Prabang

Laos Most places in Laos are apt to take you back in time, but this is especially true in sleepy, temple-filled Luang Prabang (City of the Buddha of Peace), in the mountains north. This small city sits on a peninsula at a confluen ... [Read more]
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Ubud

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia The island of Bali stands out in Indonesia not only for its beautiful landscape but also for its sophisticated Hindu art and culture. The Balinese have always believed that the gods live in the mountains and ... [Read more]
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Dinning In Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

The great chef Paul Bocuse once said, “There are only three cuisines in the world: French, Chinese, and Moroccan.” And not necessarily in that order, once is inclined to believe after spending time in Marra ... [Read more]

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Gundel And Gerbeaud

Budapest , Hungary

Budapest’s reputation as a gastronomic capital suffered greatly during the chilly days of Communism in the 1950s, when restaurants were put under state control and the best chefs, including the renowned Karo ... [Read more]

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San Sebastian And Basque Country

Spain Along with France’s Biarritz San Sebastian is the great belle Epoque resort of the Basque coast. Crescent-shaped la Concha beach is punctuated on either end by misty mountains and lined with 19th-century resort building- p ... [Read more]
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Porto And The Douro Valley

Porto , Portugal

There’s magic in the air—or the rocks—in the upper Douro River Valley, where vintners conjure wine from the stony riverbanks. The vineyards that cling to towering cliffs above the golden river that snakes ... [Read more]

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Germany’s Beer Culture

Bavaria , Germany To many, Germany plus beer equals Oktoberfest. But that's only part of the equation, and those who arrive outside of festival time won't go thirsty or bored. Bavaria boasts more than one-sixth of the world's brew ... [Read more]
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Lyon’s Food Scene

Lyon , Rhone Alpes , France Lyon sits between Paris and the Mediterranean near the Burgundy and Beaujolais regions with the Alps and Italy not far away—a location that helps explain why it has more restaurants per square mile ( ... [Read more]
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Belgian Frites

Brussels, Belgium Belgium’s pommes frites are not french fries at all—a grievous misnomer, this universally known and loved side order is Belgian in origin. Belgians make the best frites in the world: Crispy, sweet, lightly b ... [Read more]
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Belgian Chocolate

Brussels, Belgium Stand outside the Leonidas shop on the Boulevard Anspach—one of the 22 Brussels outlets of this leading Belgian manufacturer—and you might think it was fast food it was selling, not luxury chocolates. But th ... [Read more]
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Beer In Belgium

Belgium In a country barely the size of New Jersey, the breadth of Belgium's unparalleled beer-brewing industry is astonishing. Some 125 breweries produce more than 800 varieties, including "white beers" made of wheat, stratosphe ... [Read more]
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The Wachau Valley

Austria With 1,730 acres of vineyards inside the city limits, Vienna is one of the world's most unique wine regions. But for the cream of the area's wine-producing crop, head northwest to the Wachau Valley along the Danube. Though ... [Read more]
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Pubs And St. Patrick’s Festival

Dublin, Ireland Dublin's greatest asset has always been its people and their gifts of music and gab. You'll find boatloads of both, along with plenty of craic (Irish for "sociable good times") when you join the locals in one of t ... [Read more]
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Edible Dublin

Dublin , Ireland Once known solely as a pub-grub destination, Dublin has—over the last few decades—become a gastronomic contender. Frenchman Patrick Guilbaud first opened his restaurant here in 1981, underpinning his elegant ... [Read more]
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Culinary Cork

County Cork, Ireland County Cork once saw masses of emigrants fleeing the 19th-century famine, known as the Great Hunger, but today it's the epicenter of Ireland's culinary reawakening and Slow Food movement. Its reputation as a ... [Read more]
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The Malt Whisky Trail

Speyside, Highland’s, Scotland

Just as true Champagne can come only from the champagne region in France, authentic Scotch malt whisky (spelled without an “e” and from the Gaelic uisgebeatha meaning “water of life” ) mu ... [Read more]

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Loire Valley

Pays de la Loire, France, Europe

The lush, fertile valley created by the winding Loire River has captured travelers’ hearts and imaginations for centuries. Hundreds of chateaux line France’s ‘Royal River,” the highest co ... [Read more]