Modena, Italy – Fast Cars and Slow Food

Modena Italy - slow food fast cars

When you hear the words “Modena, Italy” what immediately comes to mind depends on your passions. If what pops into your mind is a flashy red sports car, then you know this to be the birth place of the Ferrari. If, on the other hand you enjoy a good balsamic vinegar or dream of sitting … Read more

Becoming Certified Gelato Experts at the Gelato University

Gelato is synonymous with Italy. While some Italian food dishes are very regional, you’ll find gelato shops throughout all of Italy. On a sunny afternoon in any Italian city, I challenge you NOT to find someone walking along, eating a few scoops out of a cone or cup. And, you’ll be drawn into shops by … Read more

Pasta Making Class in Bologna Italy

Bologna Italy Cooking Class

We arrived at the cooking class in Bologna and were met with a stern look from the chef. Due to a number of circumstances including the loss of a wallet, miscommunication and a little misdirection, our little group was late. 10 minutes by our understanding, but a full 40 minutes by the school’s. Not a … Read more

Bologna Italy Food Tour – Taste Bologna

Bologna Food Tour

When we decided to take a trip to Bologna, Italy the first thing we did was seek out a food tour. It’s a great way to get an introduction to a new place by a foodie expert (so you will already know where to find all of those off the beaten track best places to … Read more

Palermo Street Food Tour – Sicilian StrEats

Palermo Street Food Tour

I love the name of this Palermo Street Food Tour – StrEat Palermo. As the name implies, today we were doing one of our favorite things, sampling street food. Eating street food gets you right into the center of the culture of a new place and a glimpse at the heart of the people who … Read more

Marrakech Moroccan Cooking Class – La Maison Arabe

Marrakech Cooking Class

When we first arrived in Marrakech, one of the first things we wanted to do was to the try a tagine dish. Tagine is the cone shaped vessel that Moroccans use to slow cook dishes with combinations of meat, vegetables, and spices or fruit along with a special blend of spices. Sounds delicious – and … Read more

Marrakech Food Tour – A Taste of the Red City

Marrakech Food Tour

This Marrakesh food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city and allowed us to explore the real flavors of Morocco. The setting was as compelling and mysterious as the food and I wonder how many people who haven’t been led specifically behind the doors that we explored, leave Marrakesh without really … Read more

Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden – Malaysian Cooking in Paradise

Penang Tropic Spice Garden

Malaysia is known for its cuisine. With the blending of Asian and Indian influences (among others), you can imagine the exotic flavors that come into play. We decided to take a cooking class while in Penang, Malaysia in order to unlock the secrets that make this world-renown cuisine. And as it turned out, the setting for … Read more

Eating Hong Kong: Dim Sum Food Tour

Hong Kong Dim Sum Food Tour

We only had three days in Hong Kong. It seemed like a very short time to experience this diverse and fascinating place. But honestly, for this brief visit we were really only after one thing: eating traditional Cantonese dim sum. These little bite-sized snacks became a favorite treat that we frequently shared with a large group … Read more

Panviman Spa Chiang Mai Thai Cooking Class

Panviman Chiang Mai Cooking Class

We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Panviman Spa in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here we were in the midst of the kind of luxury that honeymooners dream about. But who knew that while in these beautiful surroundings, we would also find a cooking class where we were able to cook with a Thai … Read more