Argentina- land of the cows and home to the meat eaters. There’s no place for vegetarians in Argentina. In this country, carnivore is king. Any decent foodie knows the famed reputation of a quality grass-fed Argentinean steak. It’s a culture known for its dedication to the art of red meat. Beef, pork, ribs, lamb, chorizo, blood sausage, sweetbread- you name it, they’ve perfected it. Considering
Welcome to Wanderful Wednesday friends! Don’t forget to link up a wanderful travel related post down below! 😀 Today I’m going to be talking a little bit about Asheville, North Carolina, a city that’s been on my mind a lot lately. I visited the city a while back, almost 6 months ago now and only for a short weekend trip, but lingering thoughts about this place still
Spanish cuisine is one of many great gifts to the foodie world. It’s a breath of fresh air in its simple, traditional and delicious flavors. Authentic Spanish cooking focuses on highlighting the true, natural flavors of food without drowning its taste in spices, sauces or condiments. It’s definitely different, but in my opinion it’s the way food should be. Without some guidance though, in a
First up on my Southern City Bucket-list, Atlanta. Now that I’m currently residing down here in the Deep South (seriously though, who would’ve thought), cities like Atlanta are just too close and convenient not to visit. As we all know, travel in the US isn’t the easiest and is usually on the expensive side, so for me, taking advantage of time down here is crucial.
Listen up fellow street food lovers. Portland is the next BIG thing. Actually, maybe it’s already the big thing. Compared to countries with an established street-food culture, the US has never had a particularly memorable curbside restaurant scene. Luckily for us, our very own Portland, Oregon has recently put us on the map. In 2010, CNN named Portland “World’s Best Street Food” beating out well-known
EVERYONE I’ve spoken to has raved about Rome. Tourists. Locals. Its history. Its culture. Its sights. Its food. Unfortunately, I have to say, I just didn’t get it. My first trip to Rome left a weird taste in my mouth, literally and figuratively. Maybe it’s my fault, as I guiltily admit, I didn’t do enough research beforehand. During our short trip it was hot, crowded and dirty.
Before visiting Istanbul, I had absolutely no idea what Turkish cuisine entailed. I was a little disappointed that the foodie in me had let this Mediterranean [or was it Middle Eastern?] style cuisine slip by with little notice. Oh right! I have had a doner kebab. If you’ve spent any time in Europe, I’m sure you’ve heard of these doner kebabs as stands selling
We’ve all been told a million times that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day,’ and us Americans, we like our breakfast. French toast and fried eggs, pancakes and hash browns- we may have more specific breakfast foods than any other country I’ve heard of. Spain doesn’t really do breakfast, not like American breakfast anyway. I mean if you consider tomato paste
A few weekends ago I finally made it to Porto, Portugal, a city that’s been resting on the top of my bucket-list since I came to Europe last year! At such a close proximity and with many transportation methods available, Portugal makes the perfect weekend trip from Spain. It is also a great valued destination with amazing cuisine, glorious sandy beaches and lively nightlife. Seriously Portugal,
Planning a wine tasting excursion in Spain? Simply love the culture of wine and want to learn more? I recently traveled to Spain’s famous ‘La Rioja’ region, the capital region of Spanish wine, and while I may not consider myself a “wine-snob” (future aspiration), this short list of vocabulary got me through the weekend just fine! Beginner Spanish Wine/ Drinking Vocabulary Beber– to Drink Brindar–