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Salata de Vinete – Romanian Eggplant Dip

Salate de Vinete, a Romanian eggplant dip, is a very simple traditional Romania dish. It is similar to the Middle Eastern dish, Baba Ghanoush, but without tahini (toasted sesame seed paste).  Our version of Romanian Eggplant Dip also includes green onions for a little extra color and flavor.  Salate de Vinete (or Aubergine dip) is …

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Romanian White Cabbage Salad – Salatǎ de Varzǎ

Traditional Romanian cuisine is particularly known for its meaty dishes. Roasted pork knuckle, a variety of sausages, cabbages stuffed with pork, or savory meatballs (chiftale) are on the top of the menu.  Alongside such dishes are often very simple salads, which are meant to offset the heavy entrées. Romanian White Cabbage Salad (Salatǎ de Varzǎ) …

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Zacusca – Romanian Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread

Zacusca is a slow cooked eggplant and red pepper spread. This traditional Romanian dish is made in Autumn when its main ingredients, eggplants and gogosari peppers are in season. Gogosari peppers very similar to red bell peppers, which is what I use in this recipe. During our time in Romania, we came to enjoy having …

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Taipei Food Guide – What to Eat in Taipei

In preparing to write this Taipei Food Guide, we immersed ourselves in Taiwanese food culture. This is definitely a foodie city. There are restaurants everywhere, and the Taipei night markets are a regular destination for locals. Entering any of the food markets that dot the city is an immersive experience. The crowds jostle to get …

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What to Eat in Brussels Belgium

If you’re looking for what to eat in Brussels, Belgium, you won’t be disappointed by this diverse foodie city! The city of Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also one of the capitals of the European Union. Belgium’s location, nestled between Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France, and allowing for a short …

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Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen – Don Chendo

When planning a trip to the beach community of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, finding the best pizza probably isn’t on the top of your priority list. But maybe it should be. There are plenty of places to find great tacos, seafood, and margaritas (I’ve included a few of my favorites at the end of the post). …

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Bulgarian Meatball Soup – Supa Topcheta

Supa Topcheta, or Bulgarian Meatball Soup, is a favorite traditional Bulgarian dish and comfort food at its best.  The hearty soup is filled with vegetables and meatballs made with a combination of pork and beef. There are many variations of the recipe, some using rice, different vegetables such as tomatoes or chicken instead of beef …

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Finding the World’s Best Street Food

It doesn’t take long reading this blog to realize that we love discovering and sampling new street foods. Whether it’s stumbling across a vendor serving up sizzling snacks in a local market, or taking guided tour with a local who knows the best hidden spots, we’re up for it. Over the course of our travels, …

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