Food Reviews

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Ackee and Salt Fish

Ackee and salt fish is a traditional Jamaican entrée. However, the ackee tree is not native to the island. It was imported from West Africa along with the slaves who were used for labor on the plantations that were seen on the island as early as the 1600s. Enjoy this...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Casado

While jokes could be made about the fact that the term ‘casado’ also refers to a married or so-called hunted man, this repast is constantly served up in various restaurants throughout Costa Rica. Enjoy this week's installment of Gastronome Wednesday ~ Casado. The...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Key Lime Pie

If you are seeking a truly delicious dessert while visiting Florida, indulge in the local favorite? Key lime pie is a great way to end a meal if you happen to be in area...or start the day, celebrate a special occasion, or just because! This week's installment of...

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Snapshot Monday ~ Key West

Key West is an island located between Cuba and the rest of the Florida Keys but the city district spills over to some of the adjacent isles. Enjoy this week's installment of Snapshot Monday ~ Key West. Snapshot Monday ~ Key West Known as the Southernmost point of the...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Empanada

An empanada is exactly what people would think it is when they learn that the dish’s name is derived from the Spanish word ‘empanar’ which translates as ‘to cover with bread’. This week's installment of Gastronome Wednesday ~ Empanada will have you drooling!...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Pad Thai

Even though it is probably one of the most popular Thai dishes, to most diners this entrée remains a tasty, albeit mysterious, blend of noodles, vegetables, and proteins. This week's installment of Gastronome Wednesday ~ Pad Thai is quite simple to make if one happens...

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Focaccia – Heavenly Italian Bread

Focaccia is a type of Italian bread that has gained global popularity as a basis for sandwiches. Rosemary focaccia is commonly eaten as an appetizer, snack, or side item. It is often served with olive oil or sometimes prosciutto in restaurants. Most people don’t know...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Ceviche

If the thought of eating raw seafood marinated in citrus juice and various spices doesn’t sound off-putting, this dish might just be the one to try. While the original recipe is thought to have originated in northern Peru or possibly Ecuador, there are many different...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Naan

Bread is an important culinary staple throughout the world. The wholesome grains that form the basis of most loaves have been part of our diets since the dawn of cultivation so it is no surprise that these nutritious items continue to take up such a large role in...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Curries Around the World

From Thailand to India to Jamaica almost every culture has it's own version of curry. I can't get enough of this savory, rich, spicy food and I'm always in search of new and exciting, unique recipes. This week's installment of Gastronome Wednesday ~ Curries Around the...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Let Them Eat CAKE!

A delicious lemon cake with vanilla bean cream filling and butter cream frosting is my Achilles heel! It doesn’t matter where I am, what’s going on in my life, whether I’m dieting, or getting ready for a special event, if someone is serving cake I’m there! I can’t...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Not Your Every Day Pasta

When you hear the word pasta images of noodles covered in tomato sauce, layered sheets covered with meat and cheese, or a bowl of low mien come to mind. But did you know that Italy and China aren't the only cultures that eat the flour based food? In this week's...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

Who doesn’t love cookies? Crispy or soft, chocolaty or citrusy, big or small, the hand held delights can lighten any mood. Offered in every shape and size every continent in the world has their own variation of the sweet flour based treats. In this week’s installment...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Tantalizing Italian

My favorite food…Italian. I absolutely cannot resist the delicious taste of homemade pasta, savory red sauce, and irresistible pastries. Whenever we travel I make it my mission to find a good Italian restaurant. Here are some of the best places we’ve discovered.

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Ooo La La French!

Since cheese, crusty bread, and wine are the cornerstones of French cuisine, it’s fast becoming one of my favorites. But food from the Western European country is much more than pre and post dinner treats. With each region contributing it’s own style, French cuisine...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Indonesian Cuisine

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Indonesian Cuisine I’ve been traveling pretty extensively throughout Indonesia in the past year and its cuisine is becoming one of my preferred. With the rich flavors and vibrant colors, dishes from over 300 ethnic groups known to the islands...

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6 Awesome Tropical Drinks

Who doesn’t like tropical drinks? They’re sweet, refreshing, and fun. I’ve put together a list of 6 awesome tropical drinks to get you in the mood for warm weather and white sand beaches. 1. Piña Colada, Puerto Rico I’ve had Pina Coladas in every region of the world...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Mmmmm…Chocolate Cake!

Let’s face it, almost everyone loves chocolate cake! It’s a comfort food, perfect end to any meal; center of any great celebration, or a girl’s best friend during…well any time is the right time for chocolate cake! I set out to find some of the best places in the...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Breakfast Around the World

It’s the most important meal of the day and yet the one most often ignored. Who has time to sit down and eat when there are kids to get off to school, jobs to get to, and traffic to deal with? Most of us can barely grab a cup of coffee before we bolt out the door to...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Mouth Watering Burgers

To all our vegetarian friends I offer you an upfront apology but…Mmmm…nothing’s better than a mouthwatering, juices running down your arm burger. There’s something about the smell of meat cooking on a grill that perks the taste buds up. SeriouslyTravel has put...

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6 Strange Delicacies of Asia

Asia is famous for some of the world’s best food; sushi, dumplings, fried rice, curries, and Korean BBQ. But, undeniably, it is also the home of some of the strangest delicacies known to man. Here are a few that we’ve encountered during our travels.

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Tapas

Made famous in Spain, Tapas can be found in every corner of the world. The finger food was developed to inspire friendly conversations within the community. Many cafes serve the snacks cold or hot and the varieties are endless. Fried, steamed, dried, raw, cooked, or...

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Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sinfully Good Sushi

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like Sushi. Even if you don’t like Sashimi (raw fish) a good California roll with fresh ingredients can get your mouth watering. We’ve decided that this week we’d give you a our Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sinfully Good...

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