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Christmas Market Foods & Culture in Germany

Many things come to mind when you think of Christmas, and we’d bet that among them, love it or hate it, is shopping. Though many people lament the commercialization of Christmas as a vice of modern times, the origin of […]

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On the Trail of Tanjia in Marrakech

Just off the main square of Marrakech, the infamous Jemm’a al Fna is an unassuming alley lined with tile topped counters. Behind the counters sit men in white jackets and ramshackle tables that have seen better days. Unlike many food […]

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Understanding the Moroccan Menu

In some countries, people avoid places with multilingual menus like the plague, insisting that they are an indicator of tourist-oriented restaurants and that the quality of the food won’t be good. While that may be true in many countries around the […]

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Taking Time for Tea in Morocco

Come, sit with me and let’s drink tea! – the shopkeeper exclaims as he ushers you through a labyrinth of rugs. Sure, you’re grumbling under your breath thinking this is just another ploy to get you to buy something, but for […]

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10 Tips for Dining in Morocco

When visiting Morocco, the food is something that must be experienced. But, you’re likely to find the dining experience is very different than what you may be used to and can be overwhelming. These ten tips should help take some […]

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Foodie Finds: 2014

We love sharing our food-focused adventures on ParTASTE, but there is a lot more out there than what our small team has had time to discover thus far. In 2015, with the help of collaborators, we are starting to compile […]

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Cicchetti: Venetian-style Tapas

For many years, Venice has held a steady place among the world’s most popular destinations. Famous for its beautiful canals and amazing palaces, Venice boasts a dream-like atmosphere that only a city built on water can evoke. The locals’ Venice can […]

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Deciding Where to Eat in Italy

When you think, “let’s go to a restaurant tonight,” what is it that comes to mind? A large dining room with friendly servers bustling about taking orders and bringing patrons steaming dishes of professionally cooked food? This is usually how […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Gelato

The word gelato translates to ice cream in English, but anyone who has ever appreciated real Italian gelato knows that it is entirely different from a standard ice cream. There are some differences between gelato and ice cream that are apparent just […]