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Gathering Around The Table - Food & Culture in Egypt

Egypt-food-culture Gathering around the table in Egypt
One thing almost every destination in the world shares is an association of food and place. A sudden whiff of epazote or cumin instantly transports me to Mexico and all the memories that go with it. The food of a given country often tells something of the country's history, from ancient trade routes to colonization give and take.  The foo...
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Dinner with Dina - An Egyptian Meal Fit for the Pharaohs

Egyptian cuisine at it's finest.
We're all searching for authentic cultural experiences when we travel but there's one particular type of experience that stands out amongst the rest and when you find it you've found the holy grail of travel. Food!  And I'm not talking about a good restaurant, I'm talking a real home-cooked meal made from scratch, with recipes passed down...
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Cambodian Cuisine | Street Food

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Exploring Khmer (Cambodian) cuisine is a journey full of the unexpected that doesn't disappoint. Sandwiched between the culinary heavyweights of Vietnam and Thailand, a trip to Cambodia is often overlooked when it comes to cuisine, but its rich history and culture are reflected in every dish. Khmer cuisine is one of the world's oldest, wi...
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Digging for Gastronomic Gold in Istria, Croatia

Cover The hills of Istria
What is commonly referred to as the "Tuscany of Croatia", the remote Istrian Peninsula of Croatia across the Adriatic from Italy, was chosen by ancient Romans as the most important territory in the empire for wine and olive oil production.  Today, Istria is a hub of adventure activities cycling back roads and hiking up cobblestone st...
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Want to Try Vietnamese Noodles with Obama and Bourdain?

Want to Try Vietnamese Noodles with Obama and Bourdain?
To be honest, we can't actually organize dinner with President Obama and food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain (RIP) but we have long been sending our travelers to Bun Cha, the very joint they chose for their $6 lunch rendezvous on May 23.    Our Vietnam itineraries allow you to dive into Hanoi’s diverse neighborhoods, sample new foods, and experience life like a local. Start the day at Hoan Kiem Lake, where groups of people can be found practicing tai chi and aerobics in the early morning – you’re free to join in if you like! Explore Ngoc Son Temple, situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, before walking to a charming traditional coffee shop to sample a Vietnamese classic: Cà phê sữa đá (iced coffee). If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the local delicacy known as “egg coffee,” a fusion of egg yolk, sugar, condensed milk, and coffee. After coffee, stop in at a...
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