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Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 3: Viejo Vallarta

Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 3: Viejo Vallarta

Just like you need to get out of on the Bay of Banderas, another must do, and one of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta is a stroll through Viejo Vallarta. A walk through the pedestrian only Malecon and the zona romantica with a sunset and cerveza on the playa de los muertos  […]

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5 Delicious “Must Try” Foods From Tenerife

5 Delicious “Must Try” Foods From Tenerife

When flying out for a holiday escape in Tenerife most probably think to relax on holiday to the Canary Island and complete with swimming in the sea and  lounging in the sun An outdoor explorer might be looking forward to a climb up Mount Teide, or the chance to explore Tenerife’s stunning scenery. What you […]

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Tasting the Difference,  Enjoying a Greek Wine Tasting at Estate Argyros in Santorini

Tasting the Difference, Enjoying a Greek Wine Tasting at Estate Argyros in Santorini

I wondered about Greek wine. I knew they made wine, I drank it by the carafe many evenings. Yet it never seemed to be too memorable until Santorini and my discovery of the Assyrtiko grape. The Greek Wine of Santorini Sure ten years passed since I sampled Greek wine in Greece, but on my recent […]

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Still plenty of Magic on the Island of Mexcaltitan, Nayarit with its Zarandeado

Mexcaltitán may no longer be an official Pueblo Magico, but there is plenty of magic left on this sleepy fishing island.  The magic exists in the Mexican must order Zarandeado or spelled Sarandeado (naturally I prefer the “Z” spelling).  This fish dish is available along the coast of Nayarit and also on menus in southern Sinaloa, […]

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Tasting Chilaquiles Verde in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan

Tasting Chilaquiles Verde in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan

When I travel to Mexico breakfast often, if not always, translates to Chilaquiles Verde. Every trip and everywhere I dedicate one morning (if not more) to tasting my favorite Mexican Breakfast dish. What are Chilaquiles? Simply stated, the dish originates from a peasant’s meal (as many great dishes do) with “day old” tortilla chips baked, […]

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The Super Grouper of Clearwater, Florida

The Super Grouper of Clearwater, Florida

When visiting Clearwater, Florida I made sure to sample the seaside city’s cuisine and experience local culture through cuisine.  All noteworthy destinations have a special meal, a delicious dish, and in Clearwater, Florida it is all about the Grouper. Every restaurant has grouper on the menu… You’ll find grouper fingers before chicken fingers.  The fish […]

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Raicilla-Mexican Moonshine That Makes Me Happy

Raicilla-Mexican Moonshine That Makes Me Happy

On a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta and the Mexican state of Jalisco, I discovered a new spirit. Certainly most visitors selecting a holiday in Puerto Vallarta know its proximity to Tequila (the town) or they learn quickly. Tequila can be found most everywhere and in most varieties and price points, but on my last […]

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Grandma Knows Best- Mexican Culinary Knowledge Transfer that Benefits Us All

Grandma Knows Best- Mexican Culinary Knowledge Transfer that Benefits Us All

There was not a better sight at the FMGM conference in Acapulco. Nope. When, I obtained behind-the-scene access at the conference and walked around to watch the chefs prepare dishes in typical organized kitchen chaos, I noticed so many “grandmas” (abuelas) working. The food was destined to be delicious and I can tell you it […]

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