Seattle dining with a pro

Browsing through Airbnb Experiences became one of my preferred ways to plan our days at a new destination. Sometimes only for inspiration, others to get to know a place from a local person’s perspective. Admittedly, there are a lot of hit and miss options. For instance, I’d never sign up for an Instagram photoshoot to…

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10 best Japanese dining experiences (according to me)

If you’re looking for the ultimate list of the best dining experiences in Japan, you might be disappointed. With so many diverse foods and eateries ranging from informal to exquisite Michelin-starred restaurants putting together any kind of “best of” list would be mission impossible. So what you have here is only my personal account of…

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Cheese and vinegar. Or do you need more reasons to visit Italy?

Of course I’m not talking about just any random cheese and vinegar. I mean traditional balsamic vinegar and cheese that goes by the name parmigiano regiano which is a universe away from what you’re used to calling parmesan. These two were the reasons for our recent trip to Modena. The region around Modena is nothing…

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Restaurant Week: Best Time to Visit Slovenia as a Foodie

How many gourmet restaurants can you visit in a week? For me the answer to this question is some correlation of the available time, budget and a certain physical fitness in form of a sustained appetite (because no matter how small and elaborate portions seem you always end up full in the end). But what if…

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Two Stars With Guts

“I don’t think people come to Sicily to taste French food, that’s why our menu is based on local ingredients,” says Vincenzo Candiano, executive chef at the Locanda Don Serafino restaurant in Ragusa at the end of our six course meal. I admire his confidence. He is following his determination contrary to the popular opinion…

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Eat Your Way Around the World In Just One Day

I love the concept of street food markets. I don’t think there’s a better way to taste all kinds of food from all over the world in just one extended meal. Eating on a street is a casual affair – but sharing a table with total strangers, eating from plastic plates using plastic cutlery that…

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The Restaurant That Turned Me Into a Fish Snob

One of the main reasons we’ve been spending our summer holidays on the Brač island in Dalmatia for the last eight (or is it nine?) years is a restaurant we discovered during our first stay. Come to think of it, it’s more likely the sole reason for our annual pilgrimage, the joyful anticipation of it…

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Five Foods You Shouldn’t Miss In New Orleans

The iconic food of a certain destination, the thing that you should absolutely try is not necessarily always something up to your taste. Like curry wurst in Berlin or pasteis de nata in Lisbon – they are not on my “top 100 foods” list just because everyone else likes them (or so it seems, perhaps…

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