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Drinking in the Cloakroom

Drinking in the Cloakroom

During Prohibition, the US saw more than its fair share of speakeasies and alcohol for these joints was smuggled across the border courtesy of Canada (American friends, you are welcome!). Secret knocks, secret doors, secret handshakes and having to “know” someone was all part and […]

It’s All About the Olives!

It’s All About the Olives!

If I seem a little tired this week, it’s because I spent most of last week climbing trees. Almost 100 trees to be exact. Was I having a childhood flashback? Nope. I was climbing olive trees. As I’ve mentioned before, in Italy, olive oil is special. […]

Le Celle Hermitage, Cortona, Italy

Le Celle Hermitage, Cortona, Italy

When you mention Italy and specifically Tuscany, most people will say: “Oh, under the Tuscan Sun”. While everyone may not have read the famous book by Frances Mayes (or seen the extremely loosely-adapted movie starring Diane Lane), they know the title. Most also know that […]

Escape to Elba

Escape to Elba

Able was I, ere I saw Elba. This saying might be the most famous palindrome of all time and yes, when I think of Elba, the island off the coast of Tuscany, this always pops into my mind. I’ve wanted to go to Elba for a […]

One Pot Egyptian Summer Dinner

One Pot Egyptian Summer Dinner

“I love washing dishes”, said no one ever! “I want to save 15%”, said everyone!!! Exclusive for TravelFoodCool readers! Until October 1, 2017, you can save 15% on your order with Big Cove Foods with discount code travelfoodcool15 at checkout on www.bigcovefoods.com! It’s back to school time. […]

Italian Zucchini Pickles

Italian Zucchini Pickles

An abundance of zucchini from the garden in Italy has lead to various zucchini recipes in my past. I’ve made zucchini soup, zucchini relish, zucchini sauce, Katharine has made zucchini bread – both plain and chocolate – and I’ve even stuffed and fried zucchini flowers. […]

A Little Dash Will Do Ya!

A Little Dash Will Do Ya!

Last month, I was celebrating #cheersCanada150 by writing posts on Canadian things, places, events and foods. Last week, I wrote about a small, proudly Canadian company in Calgary called Black Cloud Bitters. Missed it? You can check it out here. As promised, this week, just in […]