Comida Tipica in Cusco: Cuy Chactado

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Looking for traditional food in Cusco, Peru? Try Cuy! Cuy is a local specialty of the highland regions in South America, especially Ecuador and Peru. You can find it served in a variety of ways, often wood-fired or roasted, though people complain that it can be dry and a lot of work for such a small amount of meat. A friend tried it in a […]

Things to Do in Portland: Wine Tasting by Helicopter

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It might seem odd that, although it’s been a good 15 years since I’d seen her last, Coral looked exactly the same as she stepped out of the helicopter and ducked across the helipad. Come to think of it, she pretty much looked the same as I remembered her from elementary school days, going on adventures up in Piiholo or hanging out in Pukalani. Suddenly, […]

Hawaii Food & Wine Fest 2014

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September was truly a month of gluttony for me. Knowing that I’d be on the road for months with a mostly street food diet to stretch my budget over the course of my trip, thankfully I was able to follow a diet from thedietdynamo.com and it went pretty well, I wanted to be sure leave on a high note. I created a “Honolulu bucket list” […]

Culinary Cancun

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I have to admit that I was not expecting much of the food scene in Cancun. My only other trip to Mexico was last year when I’d won a stay in Cabo San Lucas at a resort that – while not an all-inclusive – was one of those “party party” hotels right on the playa. On that trip, the mediocre food and ridiculously inflated prices […]

Where to Eat in Cancun: Benazuza

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Deconstructed fajitas. A “pinata” filled with guacamole. Foie gras posing as roasted baby corn. A beautiful seascape where the “starfish” draped over the reef are meant to be eaten. An edible garden as dessert. An invisible margarita. Such are the descriptions we were given during our extended tasting menu at Benazuza, and each time I felt myself breaking into a wide grin before considering the […]