Piedmont Food – Why Food In The Piedmont Region Is So Good

Piedmont Food – Why Food In The Piedmont Region Is So Good

Italian food is one of my comfort foods. But, I grew up surrounded by Italian-Americans who cooked southern Italian cuisine. Northern Italian food, though, is so different than what I grew up with. And, some of the best northern Italian cuisine can be found in the Piedmont region. We are going to share what makes Piedmont food so good, and so different from other Italian cuisine. Understanding Italian food by region is important. There are so many different types of cuisine depending on where in the country you travel to. In my opinion, there is no such thing as a food capital of Italy. Piedmont recipes are going to be entirely different than recipes from Rome, or Florence, or Sicily. And, a big part of this is because of the key ingredients that the Piedmont region is known for. What is the Piedmont Region – Piemonte Versus Piedmont The first thing to understand when learning about the food and wine of the area is to define Piedmont. It’s not an Italian region that is as well known as other areas of Italy, like Tuscany or Umbria. First off, what is the difference between the Piemonte region and the Piedmont region? That’s a simple one. Piemonte is the Italian spelling and Piedmont is the English spelling. In this post, I might use both versions interchangeably. The Piedmont area is located in the northwest corner of Italy. The capital of Piemonte is the city of Turin, which is known as Torino in Italian. Some of the other major cities in Piedmont include Alba and Asti, as well as the tiny village...
Best Camera for Food Photography 2018 – Food Camera For Travel

Best Camera for Food Photography 2018 – Food Camera For Travel

Everyone wants to share tasty food pictures from their travels. But, I have to admit, that there are some food photos that I see on Facebook, or Twitter, or even worse, on TripAdvisor, that seem to be the most unappetizing dishes out there! Bad lighting, blurry, half-eaten dishes. Now, I admit I am not a professional food photographer, but over the last 6 years, I’ve managed to improve my food photos quite a lot. And, I’ve figured out the best camera for food photography, at least for me. But, in this buying guide, I will share what we use, as well as some other recommendations for food cameras for travel. Most important, I will hopefully answer a lot of questions that people have about which camera will help you take better foodie images. And I want to provide options and recommendations for the best food camera for travel. How to Choose a Camera for the Best Food Pictures I am not a photography expert. Far from it. I’m a trained tax attorney. But, I’ve spent the last 6 years learning and practicing and following some of the best food photographers. And, when I look back at my food photos from 5 years ago, I cringe! Part of the improvement is due to improvements in technology, and part of it is practice. When it comes to how to take better food photos when traveling, both are important. But what is truly important is to recognize that the best camera for photography in general might not be the best camera for food photography. Check out our Ultimate Guide: Food Photography Tips...
Food Photography Tips When Traveling – Take Better Food Travel Photos

Food Photography Tips When Traveling – Take Better Food Travel Photos

We get loads of questions from our readers and followers about how to photograph food. The good news is that people think we take good food photos, and that’s a compliment. But, it made me think it was time to share some of our top food photography tips when traveling. Now, we might not take the best food pictures every time (and I’ll explain why), but over the last few years I’ve figured out some tips and tricks on how anyone can take better food travel photos, without being into “professional” food photography. My goal here is not to offer advice on how to become a professional food photographer, or how to start a new business. Instead, my goal is to provide sufficient advice, on what food camera to use, and how to use it, to capture tasty food images when traveling. Learn more about culinary travel with our Food Travel Guides Food Photography Versus Food Travel Photos Before I share our tips, I want to define what is food photography, and how it compares to food travel photography, because there is a big difference. And, it’s the main reason why I don’t necessarily take the best food pictures every time. Check out some of the best food pics on the internet, perhaps from some of the top food bloggers, ones who write a lot of recipes or offer recommendations on cookware to purchase. Generally, the food glistens. The light is natural looking, and maybe a little too perfect. There is a spray of flour, or a couple of blueberries that ran away. When traveling, this is almost impossible....
10 Best Tapas in Barcelona – Barcelona Tapas Guide

10 Best Tapas in Barcelona – Barcelona Tapas Guide

When we first traveled to Barcelona, in 2006, I felt entirely intimidated just entering into a tapas bar. I knew some of the basics about what to order at a tapas restaurant in the US. But a tapas restaurant in Barcelona – well, I didn’t know where to begin. I didn’t know the types of tapas in Barcelona, or how to order tapas in Barcelona. Since that time, we’ve traveled to Barcelona a ton of times. And, we live just up the road in Girona. Now, I feel pretty confident that we can tell any new traveler, or even experienced traveler, to Barcelona, what are the best tapas in Barcelona in our Barcelona Spain tapas guide. Barcelona Tapas Guide Spain, and in particular Barcelona (which is actually in Catalonia, a region of Spain), is one of my favorite places to eat. This is due in large part to the availability of Spanish tapas. I just love the concept of these small plates of Spanish food, which allow me not only to snack throughout the day, but also to try many different dishes in one sitting. We ate a lot to come up with our list of the top 10 tapas in Barcelona. But what are tapas in Barcelona? Learn more about Spanish tapas: 500 Tapas: The Only Tapas Compendium You’ll Ever Need 500 Tapas: The Only Tapas Compendium You'll Ever Need (500 Series Cookbooks) (500 Cooking (Sellers)) List Price: $17.95 Price: $13.54 You Save: $4.41 Price Disclaimer So, what are tapas? The concept of tapas has evolved over the years. It once was the case that a tapa came...
A Barcelona Food Tour With the Food Lovers Company

A Barcelona Food Tour With the Food Lovers Company

Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city. Sure, we don’t technically live in Barcelona, but I feel like we are there all the time. I don’t know the city like the back of my hand, but I feel like I know it well enough. After all, we only live 38 minutes north by train. So when the Food Lovers Company invited us to test out their Barcelona Food Tour, I was a little hesitant. Being almost a local, I wondered if it would be worth while to take a food tour about Spanish food, practically in our own back yard. But, in the end, I’m convinced it was one of the best Barcelona tours that focuses on food. Learn what are the 10 best tapas to eat in Barcelona Why Take a Barcelona City Tour? Barcelona is a big and bustling city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It’s so popular that there is almost too much Barcelona tourist information out there. It can kind of be overwhelming, particularly for first time travelers to Barcelona. To make the most of a visit to Barcelona, taking a city tour can help. Sure, it’s possible to take a free walking tour of Barcelona. And sometimes a free walking tour of a city is a great way to get an overview of the city. But, it doesn’t help you learn about the food, which is at the heart of a city like Barcelona. Looking to take great food photos when traveling? Check out our guide on How to Take Food Travel Photos! Why Book...
What to Eat in Jamaica – Traditional Jamaican Dishes

What to Eat in Jamaica – Traditional Jamaican Dishes

When planning a trip to Jamaica, especially for foodies, tracking down the best Jamaican food is a priority! The problem is that many people book Jamaica all inclusive resorts, which is fine. But, then they never leave the resort nor find out what to eat in Jamaica. They don’t seek out a great Jamaican restaurant to try some traditional Jamaican dishes, off the resort property. We researched what to eat in Jamaica, and offer a few recommendations for some Jamaican restaurants. But, first I want to answer the frequently asked question: What is Jamaica known for when it comes to food? Learn more about travel to Montego Bay in our Jamaica Travel Guide. What is Jamaican Cuisine If I had one word to describe the Jamaican diet, it would be hot! Yes, the Jamaican people are known for being amazingly friendly. But, traditional Jamaican food also caters to the local palette, and that means it carries some heat! Perhaps those smiles are masking tongues tingling with spice! It’s not quite as spicy as Szechuan cuisine in China, but it could be up there in the consistency of the heat. But, there is more to the most famous Jamaican food than spice. Authentic Jamaican food is a result of the melting pot that is Jamaica itself. Earliest settlers were Spanish, and then, of course, the British controlled the island up until about 6 decades ago. But, Jamaica is also home to Chinese and Indian settlers. And, although some of the items that could top a list of Jamaican national foods are meat products, there’s no shortage of island influence, as...