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Budapest café culture

Budapest café culture

A word about Budapest’s Cafe Culture… a guest post by Fiona Hilliard. Café culture has been on the go in Budapest since the 17th century. Coffee was first introduced to the city by a Turk named Behram in 1579, when Hungary was under Turkish rule. In those early days, locals referred to the new brew […]

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Olive et Gourmando, Montreal

Olive et Gourmando, Montreal

So after my TWO dinners the night before with Evelyne and then Neil, I slept for 12 hours!!! I guess the craziness of being a teacher in October (and the Foodbuzz Festival) finally caught up on me… We weren’t super hungry when we finally headed out but I had a mission: Olive et Gourmando. We […]

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Boquete (Panama)

Boquete (Panama)

The internet is a weird and wonderful place, and a small world indeed. A couple of days before I found out I was a finalist for Best New Blog, I was contacted by a reader, Sean, who had found my blog via an “advanced Google search” looking for travel related blogs. He proposed a piece […]

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Rice cakes in Laos on eatlivetravelwrite.com

How to make rice cakes (not the Quaker ones…)

Ok, I have to admit I am not a big fan of processed rice cakes so when we had the opportunity to see the real thing being made in Laos this summer, we were very excited. I am not sure what happens in the Quaker factory but the ones you buy taste so… well… artificial. […]

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Metro Etienne Marcel on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Dear Sam and Joe…

(or a non-exhaustive guide on where to take 8 year-olds in Paris….) When I was in Melbourne recently, I had the fortune to meet my best friend from childhood’s twin 8 year-old boys, Joe and Sam. After commenting on their little hoodies and penchant for wearing them even though it was relatively warm, I made […]

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Adelaide institutions #1 – Balfour’s frog cakes

Adelaide institutions #1 – Balfour’s frog cakes

Aren’t they lovely??? But what are they?? Why it’s a frog cake, of course – they even have a Wikipedia entry! It’s a basic sponge cake square with a jam layer in the middle coated in thick fondant (brown, pink or green) icing with a round “head” made of sticky sweet cream and slit to […]

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