food travel

Are You a Flexitarian?

People of all ages living all over the world are looking for ways to be healther and wealthier. Baby Boomers in the U.S. (named after the so-called "baby boom" that created more births in the U.S. than at anytime in history) are now referring to themselves more often as "Baby Zoomers." A Zoomer is one who, though in their 50s or 60s is maintaining an incredibly active and healthy lifestyle. 60 is the new 30, as they say.

All The Chocolate In The World

by Diana Laskaris & Sue Reddel


When we were visiting Paris this past October we had the good fortune to visit the Salon Du Chocolat - billed as the only trade show entirely devoted to chocolate - and what a treat it was!

belgian waffles you'll dream about




end of summer celebrations

live from madrid!

tips, tastes and myth-busting: st. patrick's day revealed

Saint Patrick's Day is widely celebrated around the world each year on March 17th.  Named after St. Patrick, the popular patron saint of Ireland and originally a Catholic holiday and official feast day in honor of St. Patrick's death, the day has come to be recognized as a secular celebration of Irish culture. Everyone is just a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Saint Patrick Himself

24 hours in los angeles

Los Angeles, like many cities, is not one that you should plan to visit for only 24 hours. But, if you're traveling on business or have a lay-over on a longer trip you should definitely make the most of the time you have and see what the city of angels has to offer. 

wonderful italian flavors in the windy city

One of the things that I like best when traveling is to discover restaurants that embody the region you're visiting. When you can find a restaurant that captures that feeling at home it's always a sheer pleasure. Chef Tony Priolo and his partner Ciro Longobardo of Piccolo Sogno have done just that. The combination of delicious Italian cuisine and the atmosphere that you are eating in someone's home make this one of the best places to eat in Chicago.


taste of the bahamas

a crash course on philippine cuisine

“Eat up, dear. Eat up,”  my grandmother urged, completely oblivious to the roundness of my cheeks already bulging with food. “This is tocino,” she explained, slowly enunciating each syllable as if I were a kindergartner, “Toh-SEE-no -- Filipino preserved bacon.”

“Lola,” I started, using the Filipino word for grandmother, “this tocino is sweet. And thick”. She blinked back. “Not salty like what we have back home.”

My lola stared back across the table from behind her thin black-rimmed glasses.

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