Culinary Travel

The Sweet Side of Hilo, Hawaii

Guava, mango and lilikoi flavors are some of the traditional Hawaiian flavors used by a classically French trained chef in Hilo, Hawaii.  Baking with butter and squeezing fresh fruit juices are the heartbeat of the kitchen.

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Homemade Gravlax

Besides the popularly known Swedish meatballs, Swedish cuisine is surprisingly fresh and light. Learn how to make homemade gravlax, another swedish classic.

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Brunching at Glass and Vine in Miami

Glass and Vine is located in Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. It was an ideal place, surrounded by lush vegetation, birds chirping in the trees, children playing in the park and a distant view of the bay. It was a beautiful day, with a mild wind wafting everywhere, slightly cloudy and not hot at all.

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Cuban Cocktail Adventures

When most of us think of Cuba, we have a romantic mental image made up of scenes from the 1950s, perhaps including Al Pacino visiting on the eve of the revolution (Godfather reference). A place full of nightclubs, casinos and, of course, bars where cantineros (Cuban bartenders) threw Cuban cocktails between mixing glasses and poured from multiple bottles of rum at a time into big blenders.