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JBF Sends Its Winners Out on the Road for the Taste America Tour. First Stop: Miami!

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to choosing an epicurean event to spend money on, sticking with one put on by the James Beard Foundation is a pretty good bet. Especially if it’s one of the stops on the third annual Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” epicurean tour. Heading to 10 major cities between September 18 and November 7, Taste America officially kicks off in Miami with the All-Star Rocco DiSpirito dinner. 

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Chef Gilberto Guidi On Honest Food, Olive Oil Farming and What it's Like Running a Rustic Trattoria in the Heart of Northern Italy

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

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 at least) of Emilia-Romagna. You can find Gilberto Guidi’s unpretentious, heart-felt cooking at Cà Guidi on the top of a winding hill that offers views of vineyards and castles.

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Celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee at PARKROYAL on Pickering's New Lime Pâtisserie

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if we needed a new excuse to eat sweets, Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering just launched their new Lime Pâtisserie to coincide with the Singapore Golden Jubilee (SG50). Found in Singapore’s Central Business District, the patisserie offers a tasty selection of sliced cakes, macaroons, pralines and muffins, all of which highlight the pastry team’s dedication to detail. 

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This Deconstructed S'mores Cake Reinvents the Classic Campfire Treat

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, the summer means crowding around a campfire with good friends and when that happens, s’mores treats are bound to follow. As good as the old standby is, sometimes it is much more fun to deconstruct an old favorite to create something completely new. Thanks to BOA Steakhouse, you won’t have to experiment with creating the best recipe since they’ve done the hard part for you.

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Portugal’s Algarve is More Than Just Another Beach Destination & Sunbathing Haven

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Portugal’s southermost region is well known for its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, but The Algarve also entices visitors because of its diversity. Here, golden cliffs drop off into the ocean’s waves below and Moorish ruins remain where entire communities once lived. As a major tourist destination, former fishing villages have been turned into summer resorts, but if you look close enough, its history still lingers amidst high rise apartments and modern developments. However, this beautiful region still has plenty of treasures worth discovering and plenty of activities to hold any traveler’s wanderlust interest. Here are a few tips on activities for navigating the region in three days:

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The Wonders of Wales from Castles to Seaside Towns & Wickedly Welsh Chocolates

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

What do Catherine Zeta Jones, castles and zip lining have in common? If you answered Wales, you’re right. It is the birthplace of the actress, the country with more castles per square mile than anywhere on earth and home to Europe’s longest, highest and fastest zip wire. It is also the destination of my most recent travels.    

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This Canadian Resort Can Only be Reached by Air or Sea & Was Once a Logging Camp

Aug 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

After a helicopter ride north from Vancouver, about 45 minutes of over the Discovery Islands, a dozen of us set down at the Sonora Resort on a recent trip. This is the only way it can be reached, via air or boat. No roads mar the pristine beauty of the deep red cedar, fir, pine and spruce forests here. How ironic, to be spoiled rotten in one of the most unspoiled places on earth.

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Dining Around SF: 4 Restaurants Worth Checking Out in the City by the Bay

Jul 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Always developing new and innovative culinary offerings, San Francisco’s food scene never experiences a dull moment. From fresh approaches to old favorites to brand new restaurants and concepts popping up in every neighborhood, the City by the Bay doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Here are some of the best new or newly-updated restaurants feeding San Francisco’s locals.

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Enjoy a $1,500 Executive Chef’s Table in the Morgan's Pier Crow’s Nest

Jul 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Dining at the Chef’s Table is always a better experience no matter what restaurant you’re in, but the exclusive table at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia is definitely standing tall above its competitors. Gather up 19 of your friends for the $1,500 dinner that takes place on the restaurant’s upper level, which is called the “Crow’s Nest,” and enjoy views of the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the jealous commoners below. 

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Milan Expo 2015: A Guide to the Best, Must-See Exhibits & Attractions

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

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 book a flight, pack a bag and reserve a hotel room soon. The theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” taps into people’s fascination with anything food related. And with over 1 million square meters (about twice the size of Vatican City) devoted to exploring the gastronomy and culture of 145 countries, the expo will feed your mind, body and soul.

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We Headed to the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival to Discover its Secret Ingredient

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Amidst the whisper of swaying palm trees in the tropical breeze and the sound of a knife dicing fresh herbs on a cutting board was the 34th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Maui. Dominating the island, the event was held June 11-15 and was host to countless culinary masters, sommeliers and anxious imbibers. 

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The Tangerine Creamsicle Recipe Fit for The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles WP24 Restaurant

Jul 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When Megan Potthoff was announced as WP24 Restaurant’s new Executive Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, we expected big things. In bringing Asian-inspired flavors and seasonal fresh fruit from local California purveyors to the new summer menu, Potthoff has reinvented the restaurant’s dessert options. Don’t believe us? Just look at her Tangerine Creamsicle dish

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New to Grilling? Follow These Simple Steps to Throw a Killer Fourth of July BBQ

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Fourth of July definitely means sparklers and fireworks, but it also means putting that barbeque to good use. After all, you don’t want to be the only one in the neighborhood not grilling something up for your friends and family. If you want to fly solo this year—without any help from that overachieving know-it-all friend—take the below kernels of wisdom from chefs Russell Bry (of Yalla Mediterranean restaurant) and Steven Lindner (executive chef and founder of Zone Manhattan) to heart—they just may be what keeps you from burning everything. 

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Party Like the Kardashians and Jason Statham With Palms $20K “Top of the World” Summer Package

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You know a penthouse is good when famous faces throw parties there (like the Kardashians) and when big-budget Hollywood movies film scenes there (à la Wild Card with Jason Statham), and The Palms Place Penthouse just so happens to have been host to both. While Palms Casino Resort is always a good bet for Vegas vacations, they’re taking their offerings to a whole new level for the summer with their “Top of the World” package.

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Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Boasts Gourmand-Focused Experiences, Impressive Botanical Gardens and Four AAA Diamonds

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

If you’re a foodie seeking a gastro-oriented all-inclusive resort retreat, then Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta is for you. As one of the many properties in the lauded Velas Resorts portfolio, I was truly impressed with this particular location’s continual efforts to keep its culinary options interesting and innovative. Indeed, this adults-only luxury boutique resort is helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm at large.

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