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King-Sized Stroopwafel with Chocolate (Photo by Dong Kim)

FAVOURITE FOOD THINGS OF 2011 – PART TWO

In Part I of my Favourite Food Things of 2011, I featured my favourite savoury dishes this past year. Originally the post was to include ALL my 2011 Favourites – savoury and sweet things, kitchen items, foodie reads, and grocery items. However, there seemed to be so much content in savoury dishes alone, I thought […]

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Trattoria Sostanza (Photo by Dong Kim)

FAVOURITE FOOD THINGS OF 2011 – PART ONE

It’s year-end, a time to reflect on the past 360-somewhat-days. Think about the great moments, achievements, challenges, things to be grateful for, and for me… the year’s great eats. Taking a page from Oprah and friends, I decided the best way to commemorate 2011 is to give a shout out to all the dishes, sweets, […]

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View of the Arno from Uffizi

EUROPE 2011 (PT 2): FLORENCE – Birthplace of the Renaissance and Ribollita

When we started planning our Italy trip, we really didn’t have a clear idea as to where we’d go, what we’d do, or where we’d eat. We only knew of a few areas we REALLY wanted to see – Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Bologna. In talking this through with our travel agent, she recommended that […]

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Albert Cuyp - Stroopwafel

EUROPE 2011 (PT 1): AmsterDAMN those Stroopwafels!

My Facebook status back in mid-June, “GOAL: to travel to Italy in the fall and eat home-made food by an Italian nonna. Looking for any tips, recommendations, travel agents to help achieve this goal.” First response came from my friend M, “Travel on KLM via AMS and stop by for a visit!!!! I miss you!” […]

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EUROPE 2011 – Eten! Eten! Mangia! Mangia!

I. am. SO. excited! One more sleep! One more sleep until I get on a jet plane… One more sleep until my trip of a lifetime… “Trip of a lifetime” might seem slightly exaggerational to some but I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Italy… not just any place in Italy but I have always […]

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