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Crazy for ‘Cue. A Southern Love Affair with Barbecue, Spread Nationwide

It’s time to dust off the grill, prep the pit, and smoke some coals. May is National BBQ Month and the official kick-off for outdoor grilling season. Many people refer to a good old-fashioned warm-weather cookout as a “barbecue.” But ask any Southerner (including this Tennessee gal) and you’ll be quickly clued into what true... Read More

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More than a Margarita: Pepino el Toro with Mezcal

Pepino el Toro Mezcal Cocktail (Created at La Loncheria) It’s the time of year when you start to swap out your darker liquors for something a bit more festive and bright.  Margaritas are a natural choice, but too much of the same thing can get a little old.  Enter Pepino el Toro.  This cocktail gives the classic... Read More

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Genuine Peruvian Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour By Fredy Arone, Bartender at the Sumaq Machu Picchu The original Pisco Sour recipe was created in 1916 by (surprisingly) an American bartender from Salt Lake City named Victor Vaughan Morris, who was running a bar in Lima, Peru. It quickly gained a following. Today, just about every bar... Read More

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Pisco: The Spirit and Pride of Peru!

Peruvians are proud of being the birthplace of the Incas and home to one of the world’s most ancient sacred sites, Machu Picchu. Its biodiversity is awe-inspiring; the country claims more than 80 of the world’s 103 different eco-systems! These days, Peru enjoys a reputation as South America’s culinary epicenter. From its abundant agriculture to... Read More

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Savoring Peru Slowly: A Delicious Experience for the Senses

Ancient Incan ruins, Amazon rain forests, snow-capped Andes, the world’s highest navigable lake, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu – Peru’s appeal is endless. It’s pretty clear why Peru is top of the bucket list for so many world travelers, but the cuisine is also gaining a fan base all its own! Restaurant-hopping tops... Read More

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From Farm To Fizz: Champagne’s Smaller Sparkling Gems

Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Taittinger, and Louis Roederer are just a few of Champagne’s biggest international superstars. If you love Champagne, no doubt you’ve already got their posters up in your mental locker.  But there are dozens of smaller independent producers worthy of discovery. Many of these wines are produced by local grape growers, called vignerons... Read More

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A Taste of Romance from Italy’s “Valley of the Queens”

Give Your Queen a ‘Sparkling’ Gift this Valentine’s Day Italy may be famous for “La Dolce Vita,” but many agree it’s also the Land of Amore. Italians are passionate about everything, whether it’s opera, art, literature, fashion, food, wine or politics. The French may think they have written the book on romance, but the Italians... Read More