Europe

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A Visit to the Pillhofer in Nuremberg

We’ve got another trip through the travels of Mr. Paul Bacon. This time, we’re heading to Nuremberg… On December 26 most of the restaurants are still closed for the Christmas holiday. We asked the hotel for a restaurant that may be open and after they called around they found one that was available. We made…

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Photo Tour: French Gourmet Trip 4

It’s the Day of the Bocuse d’Or! Well, that’s not actually true. It was yesterday, but with the time difference and my handy-dandy time machine, you’re reading this yesterday. Or something. I don’t know. I’m not a time scientist. In any case, you’re about to see photos from the first day of the Bocuse d’Or,…

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Photo Tour: French Gourmet Trip Day 3

If you’ve missed any of the previous photo tours from my French Gourmet Trip, go ahead and catch up here: French Gourmet Trip Day 1 Photo Tour: French Gourmet Trip Day 2 Good. Now that you’re all caught up, it’s time to join me for Day 3 of the journey towards the Bocuse d’Or in…

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Photo Tour: French Gourmet Trip Day 2

I never expected to love France this much. Everyone talks about how charming it is and I thought it was just hype, but it’s not. Wine, cheese, and truffles aren’t mere extravagances here. They’re part of everyday life. The people are relaxed and friendly, with a healthy dose of cynicism in almost every conversation. The…

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French Gourmet Trip Day 1

It’s officially Day 2 of my French Gourmet Trip and Day 1 finished out STRONG. I took a walking city of Vieux Lyon (the old city), experienced the B.I.G. (no relation to anyone Notorious — it’s actually the biennale international du goût, the world’s largest food festival that takes place specifically in a tunnel), and…

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My #FrenchGourmetTrip is About to Begin!

Yesterday I posted about leaving for France and today I’m here. Bonjour from Lyon. I’ll be here for a week taking in the sights sounds tastes of Lyon and, more importantly, the Bocuse d’Or — the Olympics of the culinary world. Get ready for lots of posts about what I’m eating here, thanks to the…

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Madrid Trip Round-Up!

It’s with great sadness that I say goodbye to Madrid. I loved my time here and was so happy to help the NH Collection EuroBuilding Hotel celebrate their grand re-opening. If you haven’t kept up with my trip, relive it all today while I fly back on not one, but two airlines I’ve never flown…

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