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Foreign Food

Experience Moroccan Culture

Experience Moroccan Culture

From Marrakesh Morocco, our family traveled about Morocco, over the Atlas Mountains and in the Sahara Desert. Eating Moroccan couscous in Zagora was the highlight of our Morocco adventure.

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad

Try something new for lunch today. Panzanella salad takes advantage of the summer tomatoes ripening on the vine and a day old baguette. Add a few vegetables, drizzle on the olive oil, and voilà!

Octopus Out to Dry

Mediterranean Diet of Octopus

These drying octopuses hanging on a clothesline was an unexpected discovery.

Paella

Best Paella Ever

This was the best paella ever in a year of sampling many in Spain. It was made from scratch by a local fisherman for a long Spanish lunch with new friends.

The Turkey Head

Turkey Head and All for Thanksgiving

When it’s Thanksgiving morning in Spain and you open up the bag of turkey giblets, and there is the head staring out at you, are you supposed to boil it up too with the heart and liver and neck? I wondered.

Mamma Mia

Mamma, Federico and the Tiramirsu at his Italian Restaurant

My Mom and I were standing at a bus stop in Rome. It was our last afternoon in the eternal city, and we were hoping to squeeze in one final amazing Italian lunch before leaving for the airport. Read on for our pleasantly unexpected experience at Federico’s Italian restaurant in Rome. Traveling tip, never refuse an invitation from an Italian man!

Cooking a Whole Fish

Fresh dorado fish at the Central Mercado in Valencia, Spain.

I am determined to learn how to cook a whole fish while at home in Spain. My first attempt at dorado fell apart, a travail, but I enjoyed the experience to the fish market and mastered the Spanish recipe by the end of my travels.

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