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Creative Cuisine: Brunch at Junction with Dona Bauer.

Creative combinations that sound crazy at first, but taste so delicious you can’t wait to try all the other odd-sounding things on the menu. Chef Josh Harmon’s knack?  Putting together inventive ingredient combinations and leaving you feeling wow’ed –… (more)
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My favorite food festival in the whole world: Big Tex Choice Awards

I travel to learn about new cultures, see world famous sites —and most of all to experience new cuisines, I have been to a progressive dinner in Hong Kong that started on the heliport on top of the Peninsula Hotel,… (more)
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Park and Palate: chefs from Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio tempt you with Texas’ best tastes.

Instead of spending up to four hours traveling on a  culinary exploration of Texas, you can enjoy gourmet offerings prepared by 3 of the top chefs from each of Teas’s best culinary destinations: Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.… (more)
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My best Black Friday ever!

While the rest of the shoppers were waking up in the middle of the nigh to line up with other shopaholics, braving cold weather, almost non-stop rain, crowded parking lots and store aisles, I woke up in mid-morning When I… (more)
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Is Haute Worth the Hype?

The Monnaie de Paris is what it sounds like — the Paris Mint. These days, the manufacture of Euros and circulating coins takes place off site, but the iconic building will soon host exhibitions including artisan workshops revealing the secrets… (more)
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A moveable feast of Paris culinary traditions

Do you know what the shape of a croissant tells you? In the language of pastry, it’s important and you need to know it before you buy one. I just discovered a language in France called food. Yes, I speak… (more)
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Pairings Dallas: Wonderful Wine and Fantastic Food

Recently, a hot new neighborhood in Dallas was a wonderland of food and drink. It was an evening designed to tantalize taste buds and introduce people to the new restaurants located in the Trinity Groves development. The exicing new culinary… (more)
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The Best of Pairings? Food and Wine (or Beer), of Course

The new Trinity Groves development at the foot of the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas, will be the site of a tasting event that is sure to amaze all who attend. Called “Pairings”, the event is being… (more)
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Wichita and Omaha are Excellent Foodie Destinations

Fastidious foodies already know New York City, New Orleans and San Francisco are food meccas. But thanks to the Food Network, Travel Channel and websites such as livability.com, smaller cities, including Wichita and Omaha, are getting their fair… (more)
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Hunt and Gather with your Mate in Texas

If you seek the thrill of a hunt and rugged play in the wilds with professional guides, teamed with gourmet cooking instruction and luxurious digs, you’ll jump at this creative retreat. Classically-trained chef Georgia Pellegrini, 21st Century hunter and… (more)
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IL SUPERMERCATO

My imaginations of Italy and food are of this: a stolid, determined woman toiling away in her kitchen, pinching out pasta shells with her thumb, gathering tomatoes from scraggly vines hanging off her balcony railing, basil from the spice pots… (more)
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If You Have A Penchant for Picnics

Do you know July is National Picnic Month?  Not that we’d ever need a reason to pursue this age-old delight. Although many look to their local parks for a classic lunch-on-the-green, five inviting picnic spots may draw you… (more)
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Honor Dad’s efforts to bring home the Bacon with Bacon gifts

You can count on your Dad to bring home the Bacon. Here are some products that show your good taste in gift giving. Bacon of the Month Club Goose the Market in Indianapolis offers a unique Bacon of the Month… (more)
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Pick Your Grapes, Wine, and Destination…France

With any given vacation destination, unless you’ve been there before…once, twice, or even thrice, it is difficult to know where to go to eat, sleep, and explore.  If you have dreamed of traveling to France but have never… (more)
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Benissimo! A Foodie Tour at the Venetian

Not for the craps, the pool parties, night life, or an extreme bachelor / bachelorette bash. Not for the tall plastic slushy drinks, street acts, peep shows or the wedding chapel.  We went to Vegas for the food. It… (more)
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Spotlight on Local and Fresh on Amelia Island

Every year, Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf leads a group of chefs to visit farmers, growers and seafood purveyors for a better understanding of their capabilities and how they work. “Our goal is to partner and support our growers so we… (more)
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Summertime Culinary Extravanganza in Northern British Columbia

Outdoor adventurists may be lured far and wide with the promise of some of the finest fishing on the planet.  It’s simply a bonus that a club situated in the remote Haida Gwaii in Northern B.C.  is also… (more)
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The 24th Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

New Zealand, a country synonymous with award-winning wines and renowned lamb, has also developed a discerning palate for wild grown, authentic “bush food”.  Experience this cuisine at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, an iconic gourmet extravaganza showcasing novel “bush tucker”… (more)
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Sweet Tooth Meet Tout Sweet

You can have your cake and eat it too at Tout Sweet Patisserie.  You can also have your wine and drink that, too, with dessert!   Desserts Paired with Wine and Beer Yigit Pura, chef and owner… (more)
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Put a Little French in Your Friday Nights

Have you ever wanted to travel to Europe? Do you wish you were in France right now eating a crepe or drinking some delicious French champagne? If you enjoy almost there adventures and a real hands… (more)
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Too Many Cooks Make the Broth Better!

Give your Valentine the gustatory gift of love this year: a ‘Supper Club’ Valentine’s weekend at Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico showcases the culinary brilliance of three of Mexico’s top chefs. Hotel Matilda is setting the table… (more)
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Valentine gifts for Foodies and Cooks

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has come a long way from the flowers & chocolate routine—especially for foodies. In that vein, I wanted to share some great gift ideas that will delight any sweetheart that loves to eat or cook. · No-burn… (more)
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The Weirdest dinner I ever had

I am in an organization called Weirdery. There are no admission or entry qualifications.  All you have to do is think you are weird or want to be weird .  I read abut this group on Meet Up… (more)
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Eating Las Vegas: 50 Essential Restaurants and Foodie Hot Spots

Las Vegas has experienced a meteoric rise to become, arguably, the best restaurant city in the world. The names attached to the eateries on the famed Las Vegas Strip represent a veritable “Who’s Who” of the culinary universe, now home… (more)
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A Future in Pork Belly

Small bites were a hit at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles on November 15.  Guest chef de cuisine Daniel Corey from Luce, at sister property the InterContinental San Francisco, mixed up some of his favorite flavors… (more)
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Celebrated chef Eric De Maeyer adds gourmet options in Cancun

      Live Aqua Cancun All-Inclusive Resort, renowned for its unique focus on the engagement of all five senses, is unveiling a vibrant variety of new dining options designed to invigorate the palate and awaken the senses. … (more)
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A Provencal Feast

She was a heavy set woman with a short, dirty blond bob and an overbite not corrected in childhood two dozen years past.  She was wrapped in a thin blouse and a pink sweater against the damp chill of… (more)
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Mexico’s ‘Julia Child’

Lessons from the Markets to Best Selling Cookbook and more…  At the MexicoFest 2009 organized by the Mexican Consulate, Vancouver — internationally renowned Mexican Celebrity Chef Susanna Palazuelos partnered with Damien Callaghan Executive Chef of Marriott Pinnacle Hotel to… (more)