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Traditional and Modern Dining Puts Solvang on the Culinary Map

Traditional and Modern Dining Puts Solvang on the Culinary Map

 A visit to Solvang, known as “Little Denmark”, is like a visit to another world, complete with international edible delights. Aebleskivers, round puffy pancakes made in the Danish like town of Solvang, California, is the food you think of when visiting this town in the Santa Ynez Valley. They are such a treat that those...
Forget the fondue, it's the meat in Zurich

Forget the fondue, it’s the meat in Zurich

It was time for a change, bring back traditional Swiss food from the land to the plate. Hung’ER Butchers Shop and Restaurant in the Park Hyatt Zurich is more than locally sourced. Chef de Cuisine Frank Widmer has been working exclusively with a butcher in the village Jona who makes sausages, dry ages meat and...
New Mexico Green Chile Au Gratin

New Mexico Green Chile Au Gratin

New Mexico food, a style of dining all its own and my road trip was to satisfy my cravings. Sure, I live in San Diego, a city of tacos, but chiles are king in New Mexico. Just outside of Albuquerque, on the Santa Ana Pueblo Indian lands, sitting against the Sandia mountains is the Hyatt...
San Diego's Natural Sourdough by the Beach

San Diego’s Natural Sourdough by the Beach

It’s the simple things in life that bring tasteful pleasures. Sourdough bread made with flour, water and sea salt – that’s it. And baked in a cast iron pot.  Olive Café and Bakery owner, Sarah Mattinson, a New Yorker who loved the whole shebang about deli’s, moved west and was determined to create the same...
Growing Chocolate in Hawaii

Growing Chocolate in Hawaii

Hawaii the state of scenic sunsets, gorgeous beaches, and chocolate?  Yes, the “food of the Gods” is grown on the Big Island near the fertile lands where coffee and avocados abundantly grow. A bit south of Kona, in a lush tropical setting with sweeping views of the ocean, sits the gardens of the Original Hawaiian...
What to Catch at Disneyland's Food and Wine Festival

What to Catch at Disneyland’s Food and Wine Festival

Delicious food, drink and special culinary events will keep the magic dazzling in California’s adventure park this month. Here’s what you should check out. <style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> Food, drink and culinary special events will keep the magic dazzling in California Adventure Park during April and first of May, 2016.  Sip and...
Dishing up Disney in Glendale, California

Dishing up Disney in Glendale, California

Five miles from Disneyland, The Tam O’Shanter restaurant has served cozy Scottish pub food to Disney stars, animators, and even Walt himself. Walt Disney, Mary Pickford and John Wayne all dined at The Tam O’Shanter without the paparazzi chasing them or listening to distracting cell phones.  Tam O’Shanter restaurant in Glendale, California and located 5...
Cullen Skink the Scottish Fish Stew

Cullen Skink the Scottish Fish Stew

Cullen Skink, or fish stew with smoked haddock, is a Scottish tradition and Chef Jenny Thomson demonstrated how to make a quick and hearty pot during her hands-on culinary class. By MLiss A Hinshaw A scenic drive from Edinburgh, crossing the Forth Road Bridge and arriving into the Kingdom of Fife, Jenny Thomson lives with her...

Crab Cakes and Ahi: Riding the Wave of Perfection at Blueacre

The Pacific Northwest has the perfect atmosphere of fresh rain and close proximity to the ocean to give Blueacre restaurant an edge when it comes to preparing fine seafood dishes. By MLiss A Hinshaw The Pacific Northwest, besides having lots of rain, has bucketfuls of fresh seafood. Enter the Blueacre restaurant in downtown Seattle, it has...

Dining in Hawaii: More Than Poi on the Big Island

Casual island vibes are in the air as eateries bring variety to the Hawaii restaurant scene with distinct and tempting food. By MLiss A Hinshaw Kohala Burger and Taco Food in Hawaii has come a long way and is more diverse than heaping plates of loco moco and cups of pineapple whip. Of course, tourists want...
The Right Fork Diner on Martha’s Vineyard

The Right Fork Diner on Martha’s Vineyard

At the end of the Katama Airfield runway, The Right Fork Diner is serving up home-style American food alongside their signature coffee. A true “must-try”. By MLiss A Hinshaw Escaping from the large crowds of annual vacationers in the throes of summertime Martha’s Vineyard, I drove along the shoreline dotted with picnickers and adventurers putting toes...
Monumental Dining Over Paris

Monumental Dining Over Paris

The ultimate lunch in Paris should begin with the crème de la crème. Discover the beauty and elegance of Chef Alan Ducasse’s Jules Verne Restaurant. By MLiss A Hinshaw There are many places to dine and celebrate a special occasion in Paris, and the Jules Verne Restaurant is the crème de la crème.  Located on the...