Home to friendly camels, luxury campsites, and mouthwatering food, Jordan managed to surprise and delight me at every turn. When I vowed to make 2017 the Year of the Middle East, I never imagined how easily I would fall in love with every aspect of Jordanian culture. One of the many experiences that contributed to this borderline obsession was cooking with A Piece of Jordan. Click to learn more about my experience cooking with locals and with Jordanian hospitality!View Post
Food tours and amazing eats from all over the world!
After spending a week eating my way through Singapore, I was eager to learn how to cook some of the dishes I’d been so enthusiastically consuming. Enter Palate Sensations’ Tourist class. Complete with a a market visit for fresh ingredients and a variety of Singaporean dishes, I left with the knowledge and confidence to cook Singaporean cuisine at home. Click to read about my experience with Palate Sensations, and book your class next time you’re in Singapore!View Post
Paella is the quintessential Valencian dish. Since I was spending my summer in Valencia, I knew I couldn’t leave without learning the tricks of making this world-famous meal. I’d attempted to cook paella a couple of times in Los Angeles and failed miserably, so I was eager to learn the secrets from the masters themselves. Click to read about my experience with La Escuela de Arroces y Paellas Valenciana, and book your class next time you’re in Valencia, Spain!View Post
While most people associate Valencia with paella, the food scene is much more robust than I could have possibly imagined. Thanks to the ultra-mouthwatering Valencian Treats and Tastes Food Tour I took with Valencia Urban Adventures, I’m (almost) an expert on the various cuisines Valencia has to offer. If you’re planning on visiting Valencia and want to try some of the delicious dishes this city has to offer, I highly recommend you do the Valencian Treats and Tastes food tour. Click to read all about the tour and see photos of all the yummy things I ate!View Post
Eating in Spain can be a bit of a mystery for foreigners. 3-course meals are served for lunch, and dinner often consists of bar-hopping and eating small plates late into the night. Embracing Northeastern Spain’s pintxo (small plate) eating habits can be a bit of a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these tips on how to navigate a pintxo bar like a pro – and see which restaurants you have to try when visiting San Sebastian, Spain!View Post
San Sebastian is famed amongst foodies as being the gastronomical capital of the world. Holding the most Michelin stars in the world, the food culture in this beautiful seaside city in unique, daring, and enticing. Although I initially came here for a few days of beach bumming and a guaranteed fancy meal, San Sebastian charmed me with much, much more. The pintxo bars are stars in their own right, and food chefs consistently push the envelope to dazzle the senses of tourists and locals alike. If there’s one city where I truly splurged both on food and accommodation, it was definitely here in San Sebastian. Read more to find out all the secrets the city has to offer.View Post
Since I knew my time in Madrid was limited, I was intent on making the most of my meal times there. What better way to sample all the top foods than by going on a food tour? Madrid Food Tours took me on a mouthwatering gastronomical journey through the streets of Madrid, where I sampled authentic local eats and got a “taste” of Madrid’s fascinating history. It was truly an unforgettable experience, and if you’re looking to gain a deeper understanding of Madrid’s food culture, then this is the tour for you.View Post