Culinary Reflections “Travels Through Christmas” by Jackson Stones

“Travels Through Christmas” by Jackson Stones Through my work and holidays I have been lucky to have traveled to many countries. Some of these were during the Christmas period, so I thought of recalling some of those memories here. I remember some of the Christmas dinners, yet as I was writing this I noticed how…

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France: Food, Wine, Culture & Cooking

We are dedicating this week to enchanting, romantic and mesmerizing France. While my concentration will be on food and recipes, I found it fitting to first offer some interesting facts about “la République française.” Also known informally as “l’hexagone” (the hexagon) because of the general form of the country. To not only whet the palate,…

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The Fast Food of Italy: #1 Ranked Friggitoria Vomero!

In Naples, Friggitoria Vomero is a small corner shop near the shopping district of Chiaia that sells some of the finest fried food in Naples. From deep-fried stuffed calzones to puffy, cheesy arancini to frittatine da maccheroni (fried pasta and egg), this is a great place to grab a quick, cheap snack or take-out lunch….

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Simplicity At Its Finest: Guanajuato, Mexico & Una Galleta

Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra de Guanajuato lies the striking, colorful majestic city of Guanajuato, Mexico. The city was founded in 1554 next to one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico. The 16th-century mining boom led to the construction of beautiful haciendas and fine colonial buildings. Guanajuato streets and many multicolored…

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The Amalfi of My Dreams… Bella Italia

As I bask in the warmth of the Arizona sun—the woodpeckers sing, the doves coo their morning songs. Yet, my visions and dreams on this clement, sun-drenched morning reside in Amalfi—the true home that lies deep within my heart….as deep as the depths of the Mediterranean Sea that envelope this exquisite yet, haunting city of my…

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