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The first time I tasted the Ceccon family panettone, it simply melted in my mouth! I was speechless, I had never tasted something quite as silky smooth. And believe me I have tasted all sorts of Italian Panettone before. My husband looked at me and said I really needed to write about the Pasticceria Ceccon. […]
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As a child my favorite thing about decorating the Christmas tree was setting up the Nativity scene that went along with it. My mother always bought fresh moss from our local florist as a basis for our nativity figures. I remember fondly its fresh and earthy smell while we would set the figures. We didn’t […]
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There are no coincidences Claudia Villax told me when we met on a hot summer day in a hidden protected spot of the S. Mamede Natural park in Marvao. A piece of paradise with ancient olive groves, fruit trees, aromatic herbs and vegetables that the land generously offers to those who care for it. At […]
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Visiting Austria’s best Chocolatier was a wonderful experience. Imagine a place where all your chocolate indulgences are not only permitted but also encouraged. A place where 365 chocolate varieties are waiting for your approval, one for each day of the year. All this with no boundaries, no limitations but your own, when your body finally […]
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If you are wondering what ham has to do with classical music, I’m afraid you’ll have to come to Austria to find out! I admit I am not a big consumer of pork but when I heard about this farm in Styria’s Auesbach where pigs are bred in a special, respectful way, I wanted to see […]
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During my travels in Mexico I’ve always tried to meet local artisans wherever that may be. All the regions in Mexico are rich in handicrafts and usually “pueblos” in each region specialize in a particular art. Families keep the traditions alive by passing their knowledge and artistry to the younger generation. In my country many […]
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