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The Best Gift Ever

It’s a wonderful time of year. With Thanksgiving marking the beginning of the holiday season, the energy in the air has changed. The weather is cooling down, holiday tunes are on the airwaves, people are making travel arrangements to visit family, and offices are planning their yearly holiday parties. For many, these festive weeks are something they [...]

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Thanksgiving......With A Twist

Thanksgiving is a beloved celebration day. Of all the holidays during the calendar year, it holds a special place in the American heart. Not only is it the official start of the Holiday Season, it is also a wonderful four days off of work, with a healthy dose of family time, amazing food and a general attitude [...]

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All About Truffles

When we think of the most expensive gourmet foods in the world, truffles make the top of anyone’s list. They are a true delicacy. Essentially a rare and stunningly flavorful mushroom, just a few shavings of truffle on a dish can add hundreds of dollars to the price tag. So what is it about truffles that makes [...]

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Balsamic Bliss

While it may seem that balsamic vinegar is merely an inexpensive salad dressing, ubiquitous in restaurants and supermarket shelves, the truth is quite different. If you don’t check the label, the product you may be getting at your corner store is in fact not balsamic vinegar in the traditional sense. It is instead regular cider vinegar with coloring [...]

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Make it Better with Jamon Iberico

Cinco Jotas Iberico ham is famously delicious, and adding it to your favorite fall soups makes them go from good to great.  Try it in this pumpkin soup recipe:INGREDIENTS200g Cinco Jotas Iberico Ham500g Squash100g Chives40g Butter5ml Olive oil1 L Ham broth 1 Dried chilli pepper Nutmeg (to taste)Salt (to taste)4 Quail eggsFOR THE SOUPPeel and [...]

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The Magical Cuisine of Provence

Situated on France's southeastern coast, Provence-Côte d’Azur boasts miles of Mediterranean coastline and outstanding gourmet food. A legendary region among travelers and foodies, the cuisine of Provence has a few signature dishes that are not to be missed if you plan on visiting. More closely resembling the flavors of its neighbor Italy than the cafes of Paris, Provence's food [...]

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A Caviar Primer

The Origin and Evolution of Caviar Sturgeon originated in the Caspian Sea region. Fisherman from neighboring countries (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan) frequently caught sturgeon, the fish were well known, and even inexpensive. It was at the beginning of the 20th century with the expulsion of the Russian aristocracy and their emigration to France [...]

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Jamon Iberico de Bellota – The World’s Greatest Ham

   We are happy to see that there are so many other food lovers out there that love to indulge not just in the finest of flavors, but in all of the other fascinating details that make cultural dishes so great outside of taste! You being here not only shows your appreciation for one of [...]

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So Many Pasta Shapes! What Could It All Mean?

With so many Italian gourmet masterpieces to choose from, it can be easy to overlook the simple artistry of Italy’s staple sauce-carrier, pasta. It may have only a few ingredients and be ubiquitous on supermarket shelves, but a properly prepared pasta dish with the appropriate sauce can rival any culinary superstar. Pasta with a twist is even [...]

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The World's Best Chocolate Comes From Where???

"Chocolate doesn't ask silly questions, chocolate understands."  ~ AnonymousWhen you think of amazing chocolate, you may automatically think of Switzerland or Belgium. You'd be surprised to know that some of the best chocolate in the world comes from Ecuador. In Ecuador, a small country bordered by Colombia and Peru, farmers are proud to say they produce “black [...]

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