Costa Rica: Chorreadas

Costa Rica’s Independence Day is coming up on September 15th. The occasion for us to feature the cuisine of this beautiful country over the next two weeks.

bo tai chanh

Vietnam: Bò Tái Chanh

Love is in the air on 196 flavors! Any occasion is good to celebrate love. The bò tái chanh that I am presenting to you today takes us to Vietnam, which will celebrate the Thât-Tich festival this coming Thursday.

Vietnam - Goi Cuon Chay (Summer Rolls)

Vietnam: Gỏi Cuốn Chay (Summer Rolls)

August 20th is Thất Tịch festival in Vietnam, the occasion for 196 flavors to feature a country with a rich history, including culinary history.


Croatia: Pašticada

For our second stop in Croatia this week, we are heading south to Dalmatia for the ultimate dish from the region: pašticada.


Croatia: Kremšnita

“If you have a problem or a disagreement, offer a kremšnita and then everything is forgiven!” say the people of Samobor.

pappa al pomodoro

Italy: Pappa al Pomodoro

For a number of European and even world travelers, no region rhymes with summer more than the Tuscan region, and this is where I am taking you again today.


Italy: Baicoli

Romance and eroticism, a magic gondola ride through the canals lined with Renaissance palaces, a sunset on Piazza San Marco, kisses on the Bridge of Sighs from which the lock keys are thrown into the canal to seal an eternal love.


Italy: Panzanella

This week, we are celebrating the summer with Italian cuisine and traditional recipes from a region known all over the world for its unparalleled charm: Tuscany.


Colombia: Patacones

July 20 is fast approaching! The opportunity for Vera, Mike and me to wish a happy Grito de Independencia to Erica, our new Colombian cuisine expert.