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Food Name Origins: ‘Why Hot Dog?’

I enjoy stories of how foods travel and get named and then often re-named as they mutate to fit changing tastes. One of my favorite documentaries in recent years was The Search for General Tso which traces the origin of the famous dish while uncovering the history of Chinese immigration to the US in the process.(…)


5 Great Argentine Restaurants – Outside of Buenos Aires

Argentina is known for a handful of things. Beautiful scenery, incredible wine, and meat-heavy meals, to name a few. But not all great Argentine meals focus on a generous portion of steak, lamb, or pork. And not all great Argentine restaurants are located in Buenos Aires. For something a little different, outside the bustling capital,(…)


5 Must-Visit Restaurants While Vacationing in Lima, Peru

More and more people are discovering the incredible cuisine of Peru in the U.S., Europe, and fellow Latin American countries. If you’re getting ready to make the trek to this South American country, you are bound to find your new favorite meal. From casual street fare like anticuchos and chicharones to traditional stews, there are(…)


5 Mexico City Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss

Mexico City is known for doing things on a grand scale, and its restaurant offering is no exception. There are quite literally thousands of options to consider when it comes to choosing your next meal out when vacationing in this major metropolis, so you may want to do a little research before you go. We(…)


4 Must-Eat-At Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is one of those destinations that keeps visitors coming back for more. Those who have the chance to visit find it difficult to prolong a return, with it becoming an annual trek for the luckiest of the bunch. So what is it that attracts them? The shopping, the boardwalks, the beaches? Of course!(…)


¡Que Rico! 3 Classic Peruvian Dishes Every Kid Will Love

Peruvian food has gained a lot of attention in the last few years, with chefs, foodies, and casual diners all starting to realize just how tasty this South American country’s cuisine truly is. From the unusual cuy (that’s guinea pig to you and me) to the elegant causa Limeña (potato, avocado, eggs, and other ingredients stacked(…)


Top 5: Don’t Miss These Incredible Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Let’s be honest… One of the most exciting things about going on vacation to a faraway place is sampling the flavors of the local culture, wouldn’t you agree? If you’re planning a getaway to Rio de Janeiro, it will pay to do your research in advance and choose at least a handful of must-be-visited eateries(…)


5 Uniquely Peruvian Foods to Try in the Land of the Incas

While most people know Peru as the Land of the Incas and home to Machu Picchu, it is quickly gaining a reputation for another facet of its culture: the food. From the perspective of a North American, some of Peru’s culinary favorites can seem a little intimidating. Roasted rodent? Skewered heart? Spicy stews so hot(…)


The 5 Strangest Foods to Try in Russia

If you’re the kind of globetrotter who loves to try strange and exciting cuisine from around the world, then we salute you! Here are some of our favorite culinary delights from Russia: 1. Kholodets Kholodets takes the concept of jelly we know and love from childhood parties, and brings it down a more challenging route.(…)


The 7 Strangest Foods to Eat in Spain

If you’re planning a vacation to Spain you probably have a full agenda. If you’re going to Barcelona, a visit to at least one of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces will surely be a highlight of the trip. Going to Madrid? No doubt you’re excited about visiting a world-class museum of spending the afternoon people watching in(…)