Tags archives: eating

My First Food Festival: Rota das Estrelas in Madeira

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In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal's remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas - which translates less beautifully as "The Stars Route" - a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of t[...]

Making tortillas from scratch in Costa Rica

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Tortillas are actually pretty easy to make from scratch, but no one ever suspects that.  So when I do decide to take the extra time to make them they are perceived as an impressive delicacy.  I mastered the art while living on an organic farm on the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica, where they are as much of a staple in everyday meals as ri[...]

Falling in love with Copenhagen

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Don't you just love Scandinavians? Good-looking, fashionable, smart and incredibly sweet. And as if that wasn't enough, they also have great food! So great in fact, that I kept eating pretty much non stop, duing my recent visit to the Danish capitol. My Danish friends, whom I had met during a semester abroad in San Diego always raved about their city, saying[...]