Fodor’s Travel by Michelle Tchea

The East Coast is my playground Stories by Michelle Tchea for Fodor’s Travel   Story 1 – Lobster Roll RUN  Story 2 – The best Ice Cream in Connecticut   

Michelin Chef Maurizio Bardotti loves Tuscany

Quick Minute with Tuscan local and Michelin-starred chef, Maurizio Bardotti of Restaurant La Colombaia    Why do you love Tuscany? The most important and wonderful feature of the food in Tuscany is the freshness of the many different ingredients that we can find every day. It’s a land rich in all the products that a…

The Science Behind Food and Wine In The Air

Think you know how to pair wine with food? Meat with Reds and seafood with Whites… right? Even professional sommeliers are left scratching their heads when it comes to pairing food with wine…. when it comes to flying 35,000 feet, that is! To look like a professional oenophile and impress all your friends as a wine-snob…

Secrets from Michelin-chef Andrea Mattei of Meo Modo, Tuscany

Quick minute with Tuscan local and Michelin-starred chef, Andrea Mattei of Restaurant Meo Modo located in luxury hotel, Borgo Santo Pietro     Why do you love Tuscany?  I love Tuscany because I was born here; it’s my land, and the scent of it is so special, so unique. What makes Tuscan produce so amazing?…

Best Olympic Houses #Rio2016

Rio doesn’t need an excuse to party but with the Olympics drawing near, Rio is just going to get hotter!   Olympic Houses are a great way to enjoy the Games Although some Houses are no longer free (boo!) they do offer some extra perks so are worth splashing out for. More than just a…

Best Bakeries in Rio #rio2016 Padaria

Everyone in Rio has a beach-bod Home to some of the best superfoods in the world like Acai, coconut water and other great ingredients to fuel your body post-workout, where do you go for carbs in Rio de Janeiro?   Here are some of the BEST bakeries in Rio Where do you carbo-load?   Talho Capixaba…

Fogo de Chao, The Original Brazilian Churrascaria

Asadors have reached Michelin status around the world Chefs going back to old-world cooking techniques – wood, fire, good food   For foodies, Rio de Janeiro is a paradise of gastronomical experiences Wonderful restaurants can be found dotted throughout the city, despite many claiming São Paulo is the ultimate culinary city. Not one to argue,…

Best Burgers In Rio #rio2016

Everyone will be in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics this August But if you are an Olympic athlete, you most likely will be in Barra da Tijuca If you crave a burger in between training sessions, here top 4 burger places in the areas of Barra da Tijuca and Rio de Janeiro   Have…

Grilled Pemaquid Oysters & Shaved Fennel Salad

Hotel Restaurants are actually great places to eat Before you snuff at this concept, try this recipe courtesy of Eve’s at the Garden, Portland Harbor Hotel in Maine, USA   ….and what is a Pemaquid? Maybe go to Maine and find out for yourself!     ~ Dressing ~ Yields twice as much as is needed…

Farm-To-Table Brazilian Food in Rio

Food in Latin America is really HOT right now Foodies knew little about the great chefs from South and Central America but rightfully, amazingly talented chefs should be shared with all self-professed foodies around the world. To head up the next Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, here is an interview with one of the great…