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From Dishwasher to the James Beard House: Chef Andy Blanton
Andy Blanton got the “cooking bug” while working as a dishwasher when he was 15. From there he went on to graduate from the Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. Eager ...
Naples Wins Best U.S. Destination for Luxury Travelers, Here's What to Experience While There
USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice poll recently voted Naples, Florida the nation’s top “Best Destination for Luxury Travelers,” leaving high-roller contenders such as ...
Forget El Niño, Chef Vincenzo Betulia is the Real Reason Florida's Restaurant Scene is Heating Up
This was a very good year for Chef Vincenzo Betulia, who scored a double whammy when he was honored with two 2015 Naples Illustrated Dining Awards: one for Best Restaurant and the other for Best ...
Eat Your Way Through Taiwan's Culinary Scene With These 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Delights
When I received an invitation to join a group of culinary journalists on a trip to explore the food scene in Taiwan, I immediately broke into my happy dance (trying to burn off some calories in ...
Chef Gilberto Guidi On Honest Food, Olive Oil Farming and What it's Like Running a Rustic Trattoria in the Heart of Northern Italy
I happened upon Cà Guidi, a little bite of Italian heaven tucked away in the captivating hill town of Longiano, while I was traveling through the virtually undiscovered part (by Americans ...
Get a Local Food Expert's Tips On the Best of San Sebastianís Gastronomical Delights
A few years ago a leading panel of UK food professionals named Spain’s San Sebastian “the greatest gastronomic resort on the planet” for its one-two punch: a food scene ...
Milan Expo 2015: A Guide to the Best, Must-See Exhibits & Attractions
Milan is fabulous. It always has been and probably always will be, but with the opening of Milan Expo 2015, the city is having a shining moment. The wildly-impressive expo will run through October, so...
Insider Tips For Expertly Experiencing Viking River Cruises' 8-Day Danube Waltz
Viking River Cruises recently received its ninth win as the "Best Overall Cruise Line" for River Cruising by the TravelAge West and was awarded "Best Luxury River Cruise Company&...
Napaís Atlas Social Chef On Food Trends and Who Would Play Him in a Movie (Plus a Recipe!)
After a recent, mind-blowing meal at Napa gastropub newbie, Atlas Social (the latest offering from local restaurateur tag team, Michael Gyetvan and his wife, Christina), I knew I had to score an ...
About Janice Nieder
Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove. After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep in the Amazon Jungle helped Ethiopian tribal woman bake injera bread on hot stones in 108 degree heat and crashed a wedding feast in Pakistan, where she was wined and dined by over 200 men ? and no women. But her real passion is working with underdeveloped countries to protect their cultural identity by preserving their traditional foods and cooking methods. Janice has received San Francisco's Community Leadership Award of Excellence for her on- going work as the Volunteer Coordinator for C.H.E.F.S. ( Conquering Homelessness Through Employment in Food Service) a program she helped develop that provides culinary and job skill training for the homeless. She is also a leading member of Bay Area Travel Writers, International Food , Wine and Travel Writers Association, San Francisco Professional Food Society and Slow Food. Her Girlfriend Getaway pieces can be found on Examiner.com as well as on the sophisticated and ever so entertaining site, Starkinsider.com. Janice recently became a staff writer for the travel department of The Global Herald, based in London, which attracts an international audience. To follow Janice on her adventures and get some great ideas for your next Girlfriend Getaway go to www.travelwriters.com/janicenieder