Culture & Cuisine


Food & Wine Experiences at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel Culture & Cuisine / Travel

While I always enjoy traveling abroad whenever and wherever I can, I’ve learned that you don’t always need to pop on a plane to have an adventure. Becoming a parent has forced me to get more creative in my explorations, and I’ve started looking closer to home for fun things to do. Especially if they mean Little Linguist can tag along. And while the events...

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Discovering Montréal’s History and Craft Beer Culture with the Montréal Brewpub Experience Culture & Cuisine

Experiencing local culture is an incredible way to fall in love with a place and its people. When you do that with someone who has insider knowledge and a vast expertise, that feeling of falling love with the city is inevitable. Especially when food is involved. With an afternoon to spare, I decided to try out the Montréal Brewpub Experience. Accompanied by a well-researched and...

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Alambique, Puerto Rico Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Local fare on the water in Puerto Rico? Why yes, thank you! Our cruise ship left from Puerto Rico, so we had a day on the island before heading out. Rather than hiding from the heat (and rain) in our hotel room, we decided to venture out and enjoy lunch on the water at Alambique, a small restaurant and bar with a great view and...

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Sweet & Spicy Tofu Recipe Culture & Cuisine

Tofu seems to be one of those foods that people either love or hate. I have always fallen on the love side of the line, but M has never been a fan. Preparing two separate dishes was always a pain, so I’ve made efforts to find recipes for tofu that he’d enjoy as well. And I finally found a winner. Pulling together ingredients I happened...

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Homemade Baked Tater Tots Recipe Culture & Cuisine

So, this is going to be the first recipe in quite some time that doesn’t belong to a country who’s language I am studying. But… tater tots… Need I say more? For those of you unfamiliar with this American treat, tater tots are a croquette of sorts, but much smaller and without ingredients in addition to potato. They’re typically fried, but I opted to bake...

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Baked Spicy Cajun Panko Croquettes Recipe Culture & Cuisine

I had my first croquettes, or croquetas, while we were in Barcelona, Spain. Since, they’ve been on my list of recipes I’d love to try out at home and recently, I finally had the opportunity (and ingredients on hand) to try it out. The croquetas I had in Spain were made with Iberian ham, manchego cheese, and dough, but M doesn’t eat ham, and I...

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Chococurb | Unboxing and Review Culture & Cuisine

When it comes to subscription boxes, I think that one of the best things about them is getting access to products you wouldn’t necessarily choose for yourself and that you might not be able to find locally. And when it comes to little indulgences, like chocolates or sweets, I tend to go with something quick and easy (and that’s tried and true) rather than experiment...

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