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Tagliata di Manzo (Beef Tagliata)

Tagliata di Manzo, or beef tagliata, is a simple but delicious dish served throughout Italy as a main course. The dish consists of perfectly seared high quality steak, accompanied by fresh spicy arugula and aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.  For this version, I used a good-sized filet mignon, but any other quality cut of beef will …

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Spanish Meatballs (Albondigas Tapas)

When we visit any of our favorite tapas bars in Spain, one of my go-to choices is Spanish Meatballs (in Spanish, albondigas). Albondigas Tapas are similar to Italian meatballs, but the Spanish meatballs are smaller (about 1 inch in diameter) and are meant to be appetizer or snack portions. They are often eaten with a …

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How to Choose a New Orleans Cooking Experience

Anyone who spends any time on our blog knows that we often pick our travel destinations based on food. It is also easy to determine that taking food tours and cooking classes are some of our favorite things to do. One of our best loved foodie destination, and one of the first trips we ever …

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Spicy Molcajete Salsa Verde with Tomatillos

Molcajete Salsa Verde (green salsa) is a tangy, bright salsa that is quite different from traditional tomato salsas. Making it using a molcajete, a traditional Central American mortar and pestle made from lava rock, imparts additional flavor and texture.  The green color (verde) of the salsa derives from the use of tomatillos rather than the …

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Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

With the amount of time we spend in Mexico, we are familiar with all things tequila, including the ubiquitous margarita. While the traditional lime version is still a favorite, we sometimes like to branch out. Strawberry, mango, and other fruit flavors are pretty easy to find in most restaurants and bars, often served frozen. They …

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The Best Puerto Vallarta Beach Clubs and Day Passes

When it comes to visiting the captivating oceanfront destination of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, you’re going to have tons of beach time at any number of the great beaches on offer. Of course, you can just park a towel on the sand to enjoy the day. But, Puerto Vallarta’s Beach Clubs offer an additional level of …

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