By Paul Shoul GoNOMAD Staff In Damariscotta Maine, oyster growers, foodies, chefs, travelers, and locals gathered in June for three days of total oyster culture immersion at the first ever Damariscotta Oyster Celebration. Blessed with perfect conditions for producing this marvelous mollusk, the 19-mile long Damariscotta tidal river winds its way to the Atlantic Ocean. […]
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Eating your way through Quebec – The Flavor Trail of Charlevoix By Donnie Sexton I listened spellbound to Pascal Miche, a Paul Bunyan sized fellow as he talked about his love of tomatoes. It wasn’t so much his knowledge of this fruit, but the fact that he is the only person on the entire face […]
An Ancient Eating Guide to Mexico City By Kathleen Ahamed-Broadhurst It is a sure thing that one of the best ways to get to know a city is to eat it. Of course, in the once ancient, now modern mega-city that is Mexico City you can find Japanese ramen to Italian white cloth restaurants and […]
By Brian Gage Elizabeth Minchilli’s new book on discovering the hidden gems of Italian cuisine explores some of the lesser known delicacies that you can expect to find regionally when traveling throughout Italy. Eating My Way Through Italy: Heading Off the Main Roads to Discover the Hidden Treasures of the Italian Table is a culinary guide that allows […]
Learn the history, taste the spice of Tabasco at new facilities on Avery Island By Jackie Sheckler Finch Back in the 1860s, Edmund McIlhenny was a prosperous Louisiana banker. He also was a food lover and an avid gardener. When he was given some pepper seeds from Mexico or North America, McIlhenny sowed the gift […]
Bali is a Heaven on Earth for Foodies By Jackie Cohen The Indonesian island of Bali has long been a sought-after destination for yogis, spiritualists, surfers, and adventurers, but recently, it has positioned itself as a Mecca for vegan foodies from around the world. With an influx of expat-owned, locally-operated cafes, Bali cafe’s have earned […]
Just when you thought you knew Boston, Jacqueline Church has much more to teach you By Jackie Cohen and Jill Webb Between all the Little Italy’s, Chinatowns, and Jewish quarters, throughout America cities, ethnic enclaves help bring culture and community support to immigrants when moving to the United States. When wandering into one of these […]
Paris’ Secret Doors – The Rise of the Speakeasy By Michelle Baun Hidden passageways, secret entrances, intrigue, fun, and fabulousness. Must haves for the ultimate drinking club, also known as the Speakeasy. A term sought out back in the 1920’s during the prohibition of alcohol. Fast forward to today, and gone are the days of […]
Enjoy a drive through beautiful Tuscany, Italy in a rented Alfa Romero and tour many vineyards including Verrazzano, Castello Vicchiomaggio, Baron Ricasoli Vineyards and Marcasi Antonori.
Spain’s Extremadura region reveals the true taste of smoky paprika, not like the red dust I have at home By Jackie Sheckler Finch When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from his second voyage to the Americas, he brought a very special chili pepper that was served to his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Even though […]
By Elizabeth von Pier I’m a food lover and if you’re one too, you’ll appreciate my journey through the enchanting country of Belgium. I am on a quick three-day tour of Brussels, Dinant Ghent and Bruges and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge my taste buds with some Belgian specialties that not only are […]
Road tripping through Umbria – Italy’s Green Heart By Donnie Sexton First-time visitors to Italy tend to head straight to Rome, Florence or Venice and rightly so. Once you have crossed these magnificent cities off your bucket list, go local by exploring Italy’s green heart –Umbria . This agricultural-rich region, within an hour and […]