Travel resources, tips, and guides to our favorite food places to travel including California, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.
Basque Country Mixtape |

Basque Country Mixtape

Imagine if your life had a soundtrack -- a musical score that would play as the day unfolded. One that would musically reflect where you were at any given moment and mirror the mood of the time, weather, and the company you were keeping. This week I'm exploring Basque Country and this is what I'm listening to.

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Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail |

Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Here it is – one of our favorite summertime refreshers, the Aperol Spritz. This is a cocktail you find served throughout the Northeast part of Italy with all sorts of variations, but, at it's most simple, it's some sort of white wine mixed with an Italian aperitivo such as Campari or Aperol. 

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Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta |

Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta

This is a recipe that screams summer in Italy. We're talking happy hour (aka aperitivo) time when you're sipping on Prosecco or Spritzs and noshing on olives, potato chips, pistachios, and little crostini. This recipe is inspired by one of our favorite places of all-time to do aperitivo – we're talking the rooftop of the Principe Hotel in Forte dei Marmi.

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{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso |

{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso

There are a few things you should know about the Italian drink, Caffe Shakerato: first, it’s pronounced “shake” with a “-rate” then an "o" at the end. (You know, it's one of those bastardizations of an English word that makes for an awesome word in a foreign language.) Also, it’s a drink that sort of shows up out of nowhere once the weather gets warm. Oh, and, if you see it, definitely order it because it's amazing. 

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{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata |

{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata

There is nothing that transports me to Italy faster than a really well done pasta alla checca. At its most simple, it's just marinated tomatoes tossed with fresh pasta but I've learned how to make it amazing.

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Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée |

Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée

Unfortunately for it, crème brûlée is so ubiquitous that it's easy to write it off as nothing special. But make it in a very shareable dish for two and infuse the cream with coffee beans, cardamom, and vanilla and you add a dash of intrigue to an otherwise very familiar dessert. 

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Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad |

Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad

We could all use a little more Mexico in our lives. Its bold colors, warm hospitality, and lilting breezes, and the food — let’s not forget about the comforting complexity that is Mexican food. So, I took a vacation with my family down in Los Cabos, Mexico. Though I’d like to say I ate healthy, I more or less acted like a sloth. But if I were being healthy? I would have eaten something like this salad — all the flavors of Mexico toasted and roasted and tossed together but a far cry from a chain-restaurant tostada. 

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Exceptional Tomato Gazpacho |

Exceptional Tomato Gazpacho

Have you ever seen a sloth in action? If not, please block away some time towatch this video. If so, then you have a really good idea of the pace of life in California in summer. It was almost too hot to eat — which, for this girl, is saying a lot. Not even a salad would suffice because the whole...

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The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas |

The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas

Yes, it's a super touristy place but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to love about Cabo San Lucas. Here are some of my favorite places to lounge, drink, and dine in Los Cabos.

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Mercado Olympic |

Mercado Olympic

It was one of those rare L.A. moments when the streets were empty as if everyone had overslept or just plain skipped town. It helped that I was racing through downtown L.A.’s Warehouse District, which is all but abandoned during the weekends -- or so I thought. As I headed down Central Avenue tow...

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Visiting Volcano Island Honey |

Visiting Volcano Island Honey

It was if the skies were weeping there was so much rain falling and yet, not even 24 hours prior, I had been crossing fields of lava rock in heat so dry I could’ve baked flatbread. After taking my Hyundai rental car to its limit by off-roading over a pot hole-ridden, washed out road, I trekked by...

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Madre Chocolate |

Madre Chocolate

Madre Chocolate is but one year old yet they've made an impact in that short time, and, with good measure, as they're the only bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate shop in the state of Hawaii. They couldn't be more uniquely located because Hawaii is the only one of the 50 states where cacao is current...

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{Escabeche} Hot Mexican Pickled Carrots |

{Escabeche} Hot Mexican Pickled Carrots

All you have to do is meet Delilah Snell and you’ll likely be as convinced of her awesomeness as I am. When we met, it was quite clear Delilah and I were equally food obsessed and we quickly became close enough that she was willing to share the recipe for these Mexican-style pickled carrots.

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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad |

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad

A super simple twist on classic Italian panzanella salad made with peaches, crusty bread, and loads of herbs. 

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Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles |

Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles

Here are my tips for where to go to get the best Taiwanese food in Los Angeles's San Gabriel Valley.

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