17 Hot Beverages for Winter From Around the World

Baby it's cold outside!! Stay warm by enjoying one of these hot beverages from around the world. Chocolat chaud from France, anyone? Warming beverages are served in countries all over the world — from Australia to Indonesia — and have gathered a list of classic and unique regional drinks. Source: Continue reading

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast? 

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast? 

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How to Eat French Food Like a French Person 

How do you eat French food like a French person? Hint: You’ve been doing it all wrong. Here’s the scoop from French insiders. Source: How to Eat French Food Like a French Person - Yahoo Continue reading

Happy Birthday Julia Child

Happy Birthday Julia Child

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I had the opportunity to explore much of what the Smithsonian has to offer, including the American History Museum. My husband really had no interest in going to this particular museum, but I convinced him to go pointing out that Julia Child's kitchen was on Continue reading

World’s Best Cities For Foodies

World’s Best Cities For Foodies

  One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world. If you're a true foodie or even a self-proclaimed food snob, add these top-notch global foodie destinations to your list. I've been to 10 out of 25....including New Orleans, Continue reading

Top 10 Destinations for Wine Enthusiasts

Top 10 Destinations for Wine Enthusiasts

(photo source) Love to travel and drink wine? Why not combine the two! Sure, sipping your way around Napa and Sonoma can be amazing and should be on any wine-lover’s bucket list. However, discovering the “undiscovered” wine destinations can add a whole new appreciation to wine tasting, not to Continue reading

European vs American School Lunches

European vs American School Lunches

(Photo source) Like many parents, what schools serve for lunch became important to me when my children started attending schools that provided daily meals. Growing up, I attended a private school where "hot lunch" was pizza served once a week. Today, most schools provide a multiple hot and Continue reading

French Champagne Uncorked

French Champagne Uncorked

New Year's Eve - a time to reflect on the previous year and welcome a brand new one. And what better way to toast to new and shiny year than with a bit of something sparkly? For French enthusiasts, such as yours truly, New Year's is the perfect time to indulge in a classic French treat - Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

(photo source) For those who know me, you know that I love espresso drinks. Not regular coffee drinks but the fancy kinds that more resemble a dessert than a beverage. But while in France, I had challenges finding espresso drinks similar to what I had in the US - unless I visited Starbucks. So, Continue reading

A Taste of Champagne in France

A Taste of Champagne in France

By now you should know that I adore Champagne and sparkling wine. So it should be no surprise that after 3 nights in Paris, we made our way North to the Champagne region to taste a bit of the bubbly. Our first stop was in Epernay at Champagne Mercier where we were taken on a short train tour of Continue reading

Chicago Gourmet 2014 Celebrity Chefs

Chicago Gourmet 2014 Celebrity Chefs

Chicago Gourmet 2014 - a celebration of gourmet food and fine - featured many local celebrity Chefs, including Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, and Jimmy Banos. What I especially liked about this year's event, was that the celebrity Chefs were front and center at the event, giving food Continue reading

New Impressions of Chicago Gourmet

New Impressions of Chicago Gourmet

This year marked the 7th anniversary of Chicago's premier culinary event, Chicago Gourmet. Created by the Illinois Restaurant Association and presented by Bon Appétit magazine, Chicago Gourmet continues to impress year after year. Held September 26-28 in Millennium Park, Chicago Gourmet 2014 was Continue reading