Lisbon Food Experiences

Portuguese food is… well, it kind of reminds me of Newfoundland food. Lots of potatoes. Lots of cod. Tons of cod, actually – the Portuguese are the greatest consumers of this fish and they never eat it fresh. Apparently their cod comes from Norway – or they know that’s how to answer the question when... Continue Reading →

Spanish Cooking Experience with the Travel Bar

One of Busabout’s recommended partners in Barcelona is a company, catering primarily to backpackers and exchange students, imaginatively named the Travel Bar. They have a variety of offerings, ranging from walking tours to bike tours to snorkeling trips, plus they operate several bars within Barcelona’s core. One excursion that most of us on the coach... Continue Reading →

Meat Season

For many, the arrival of summer is heralded with an increase in meat eating.  Casual backyard parties centred around the BBQ, steaks and hot dogs over a campfire, deliciously decadent food trucks... meat seems to everywhere you turn. I took in the annual Arrow & Loon pig roast last weekend, a suitable end to an... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Foodie Challenge – Discoveries

One of the major benefits of the Ottawa Foodie Challenge (beyond the amazing prizes and supporting the Ottawa Food Bank) is the ability for participants to explore all sorts of delicious destinations, some known and some new.  We had to use Google for a few of the challenge list items as the answers weren't quite... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Foodie Challenge – Summary

I am writing this as one of the two 2013 Ottawa Foodie Challenge champions! The Ottawa Foodie Challenge (OFC) is a foodie related scavenger hunt that entails running around Ottawa like crazy and visiting all sorts of delicious destinations.  Some stops required that we complete a foodie related challenge while others simply required a quick... Continue Reading →

Bon Appetit

One of the highlights on Ottawa's food and wine calendar is the annual Bon Appetit cocktail party and charity fundraiser.  Celebrating its 17th year, Bon Appetit Ottawa is now held out in the bush by the airport at the Ernst & Young Centre. Ron Eade, of Omnivore's Ottawa, stated that attendance was down this year... Continue Reading →

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