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Just ten miles north of downtown Boston, accessible by commuter rail, the Hilton Boston Woburn overlooks marshland in a rather unassuming part of town just off exit 36 on I-95, surrounded by industrial/commercial space and apartment buildings. But the hotel's recent, $16 million renovation elevated what was once a hum drum business class hotel into an entirely new realm featuring historic connections to the surrounding community accompanied by onsite restaurant and local favorite Matadora.

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Woburn

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Fantastic Food Delicacies in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh is famous for its long history and the places recognized as world cultural heritages. Therefore, this land is always the choices in each tourists journey, besides the beautiful natural scenery the famous rural food is the feature that makes people think of Ninh Binh.

If you have trouble finding places to eat, book a Ninh Binh tour through Beetrip.net, the cost is not high and you will have a full trip.

  • Yen Mac Fermented Pork Roll

Nem Chua Yen Mac - Yen Mac Fermented Pork Roll: is one of f

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You always hear about Costa Rica’s amazing beauty. The fabulous uncrowded beaches. The exciting volcanoes. The thrilling adventures like zip lining and whitewater rafting. The wildlife … rainforest … and the warm, tropical climate.


What you don’t often hear about is Costa Rican food.


That’s not because there’s nothing to write home about. It’s just that Costa Rican cuisine isn’t touted as much as its sloths and surfing.


That’s all changing. Costa Rica’s government is on a mission to promote the

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Apart from its divine beauty - including awe-inspiring views of the mighty eastern Himalayas and picturesque Buddhist temples and shrines, India's second smallest state is a delight to the palate, and to truly experience the essence of Sikkim, every visitor should sample as much of the local cuisine as possible. The local culinary culture and traditions are predominantly influenced by the ethnic Nepali people who make up its majority, but also include Tibetans and local ethnic groups such as the

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9008986499?profile=originalIt’s a simple recipe: Fresh, good food.

The Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has that recipe down to perfection.

Now it’s even better. Known in the popular beach town for its fresh, healthy, innovative cuisine, Buddha Eyes Restaurant recently changed its dinner menu to bring back old favorites and give diners new dishes to look forward to trying.

“Over the years, many different chefs had brought their influences to the hotel menu. We wa

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Taste of Europe: Dine Around at Eataly NYC Flatiron

 

Want to take a trip across Europe — without leaving NYC? Join us on May 2, when we are partnering up with the European Union Delegation to the United Nations to host an epic dine-around dinner that celebrates the rich tapestry of the continent's cuisine! Eataly NYC Flatiron. 200 5th Ave, NYC. 5:15 PM - 9 PM.

 

For one night only, taste your way through Europe as you hop from restaurant to restaurant at Eataly NYC Flatiron.

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Kaiseki ryori with irori-yaki

The historic town of Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, is just two hours north of Tokyo, via Tobu Railways, from Tobu Asakusa Station to Tobu Nikko Station. While, Nikko is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites, "The Shrines and Temples of Nikko," and its soothing natural hot springs and pristine picture-perfect scenery, it is also a mecca for "Back-in-Time"dining.  Yes, a trip to Nikko is an ideal way to experience some of Japan's most ancient culture throu

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Part of the landmark Café des Artistes restaurants on New York City's Upper West Side (just across the street from Central Park on West 67th Street), The Leopard at des Artistes features museum-quality Howard Chandler Christy wall murals from the early 1930s showcasing nude nymphs modeled on his mistress Elise Ford.

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Owned and operated by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, along with Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo, The Leopard at des Artistes curates a menu inspi

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hotsaucenation.jpg?width=248Buffalo wings are now a staple American dish, bottles of Tabasco and Sriracha sit nestled between salt & pepper on countless restaurant tables across the country, and BBQ sauce seemingly gets hotter by the year. Our love affair with capsaicin, the chemical compound that makes peppers hot, is obviously growing but how did it all begin and what's fueling its meteoric rise?

Hot Sauce Nation: America's Burning Obsession written by Denver Hicks & released just several months ago provides an in depth e

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Moroccan cuisine is a mixture of influences from a number of different cultures such as the Berbers, the Moors, the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, although it has its own personality as it never underwent Turkish influence, unlike other countries in the Maghreb.

Moroccan cuisine is one of the most sensual in the world; it goes directly to the senses with a taste and aroma that not many international cuisines are capable of achieving. At the same time it is very simple to make and very fam

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Original Seafood Paella in Valencia, Spain

The famed El Cid battled the Moorish invaders in the area around Valencia during the Middle Ages of Spain.  Unless El Cid held dinner parties with the remaining Moors, it is unlikely that he enjoyed Valencian seafood paella because its origins in Spain developed later from the Moors influences on cooking with rice.

 

Where is Valencia, Spain?

Valencia is on the eastern shore of Spain, about half way between the Pyrenees border with France, and the thorn in Spanish pride at British-occupied Gibralta

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“How much onion?”  “It says about half.”  “A half, a whole; onions are good for you.  Let’s use the whole onion.”  “It says a teaspoon of paprika.”  “This looks like about a teaspoon.”  And so it went.  One of us chopped, one sautéed, another mixed.  All the tools were there, all the ingredients ready to go.  And so we created.  The Wine Council made the perfect dishes to pair with some outstanding wines from the La Rochelle and Steven Kent Wineries.   Three hours, six dishes, six wines.  A trul

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The recipe today is “Cao Lầu”, a regional Vietnamese noodle dish that cannot be found in the town off Hoi An. 

It is an ancient town that belongs to Quang Nam province of Central Vietnam. As the UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Vietnam. eventhought you might see more tourists than local here, the town is really well preserved and organized. In the 17th century, Hoi An was the trading port and also a center of Japanese trading activity.

The famou

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Hungary's Pride and Joy: Paprika

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I've been experimenting a bit more than usual with spices recently, and so pungent Hungarian paprika has been very much on my radar, bringing back memories of a three-week stint in Hungary several years ago. This spice is used in cookery throughout much of the world, but boy do Magyars love them some reddish pepper powder – and in some cases in much stronger versions than the capsicum annuum you might use in your own kitchen.

The word paprika is itself Hungarian but derives from Serbo-Croat

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9008997056?profile=originalWouldn’t it be nice to dine in a restaurant that only served freshly-made meals made with locally-sourced ingredients, vegetables picked that same day, sauces that didn’t come from a jar or can, bread hot out of the oven, juices that only a moment ago were whole fruit, and desserts loving crafted by an on-site pastry chef?

 

In fact, you can. This is what is cooking at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The renowned Costa Rica eco-adventure hotel at the base of the Rincon de la

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by Nellie Huang

9296575690?profile=originalWith its romantic Mediterranean flair, rich cuisine and millennia-old history, Spain has captured the hearts of many – including world-famous Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow. There’s no denying that the 40-year-old celebrity has had a long love affair with Spain: she speaks almost perfect Spanish with an Iberian accent, she’s worked closely with several Spanish directors and she’s even hosted her own culinary show based in Spain.

Paltrow Hails Spain as Her Second Home

“Spain

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9008978458?profile=originalDining is avant-garde at the Shambala Restaurant at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Now, the restaurant section of the Hotel Tropico Latino website matches the creativity coming out of the kitchen.

Large high-density images flow across the top of the restaurant webpage. Caution: the images of sample dishes may induce drooling. Photographed in such full color detail, you can almost smell and taste the tantalizing cuisine. A video shows off the restaurant of the Santa Teresa beach

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After living in Australia more than 20 years, I can say that there are still aspect of Australian cuisine that I find worth exploring and learning about. What defines food of the country I now call home? Traditionally a lot of meat, but since the whole continent is surrounded by the sea/ocean there is an abundance of seafood. That is what I loved about Australia: fresh, healthy variety of the seafood platter. Add some original brands of wine and good beer and you have a recipe for success in eve

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“Honey, I still don’t see any action in the restaurant!”  

We were sitting on the balcony of our hotel high above the Adriatic with a view directly into a large, empty, open-air restaurant built in a cave which was also high above the crashing surf. For experienced independent travelers we were getting a little concerned. Did we just make a big leap of faith on a good friend’s recommendation to go to this isolated location for an exceptional dining experience?

The Journey of Faith and a Twinge

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At a Temecula, California media event for International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (FWTWA), we had an opportunity to learn about Cultivating Good, which encompasses E.A.T. (Extraordinary Artisan Table) Marketplace, Harvest 2U, and EAT@Home.  The architects of Cultivating Good, Don Webber and Leah Di Bernardo, have a noble mission:  to support the local food economy by providing fresh, healthy food to the community.  As an advocate for the area’s farmers, ranchers, and food artisans,

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