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Taste and Travel International

Winter 2020 (issue 36)

Taste&Travel International is your passport to the exciting and delicious world of culinary travel. Each quarterly issue serves up a feast of great food and travel writing, recipes, destinations, travelers’ journals, book reviews, food trails and tours, cooking classes and other essential information for the culinary traveler and the armchair global gourmet.

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1 min.
going home

Enjoy it FOR THE ISSUE I reviewed a cookbook by Sean Brock, a southern chef who is breathing new life into the traditional cuisine of his native Appalachia. That region, which follows the ridge of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi, encompasses many rural communities for whom farm-to-table cooking has always been, by necessity, a way of life. According to the Appalachian Regional Commission, only 13 of the 420 countries that make up the region have competitive economies. The remainder are struggling, to varying degrees, with poverty, unemployment and other challenges of transitioning from traditional occupations to those that are viable in today’s economy. In urban communities, affordable food most often equals fast food, which is generally high in fat, salt, sugar and chemical additives, and low in nutritional…

1 min.
taste & travel international

PUBLISHER Janet P. Boileau SENIOR EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Christopher P. Hill CREATIVE DIRECTOR Charlotte Kahn SENIOR EDITORS Anita Stewart, Anne DesBrisay CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Elizabeth Andoh, Stephanie Arsenault, Andrea Ratuski, Pam Collacott, Nathan Fong, Elyse Glickman, Anne Mendelson, Michele Peterson TRAVEL EDITORS Susie Ellison, Todd Lawrence EUROPEAN EDITOR Susan Hallett FOOD EDITOR Shari Scheske CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Michel Chicoine WEB DIRECTOR Michael Hyde WEB EDITOR & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Emily Kennedy COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Melissa Weiner ADVERTISING SALES advertising@tasteandtravel.ca PRINTER The Lowe-Martin Group, Ottawa CONTACT US info@TasteAndTravelMagazine.com EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES editorial@TasteAndTravelMagazine.com SUBSCRIPTIONS & CIRCULATION subscriptions@TasteAndTravelMagazine.com…

1 min.
canada’s great kitchen party

ON NOVEMBER 19TH, 2019 the Ottawa qualifying round of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party was held at the beautiful and historical le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. Over 150 guests enjoyed a special evening of celebration with a boutique VIP event, wandering from one elegant room to the next to try the amazing dishes created by eight of the city’s best chefs. Chef Ian Carswell of Black Tartan Kitchen took the gold medal and will now compete against the winning chefs from eleven other Canadian cities at the Canadian Culinary Championships in the nation’s capital Jan 30–Feb 1, 2020.…

7 min.
hot off the grill

Dine like Royalty at Ugento Castle in Italy FOLLOWING A METICULOUS, six-year restoration, 17th-century Castello di Ugento in Puglia Italy has been reborn as a luxury boutique hotel, state-of-the-art culinary centre and fine dining restaurant. One of the most striking elements of the castle’s new design is its Il Tempo Nuovo restaurant featuring a vaulted dining room with a glass floor set above a Norman-era tower unearthed during renovations. The restaurant is led by Executive Chef Tommaso Sanguedolce whose elegant touch gives a contemporary twist to traditional Puglian dishes and highlights regional ingredients such as red shrimp from Gallipoli, cime di rapa baresi (turnip tops from Bari) and red onions from Acquaviva delle Fonti. The castle is set in the historic town of Ugento near the Ionian coast. www.castellodiugento.com Accolades for Mustard…

7 min.
serria

Belgrade destination: Belgrade date of travel: September, 2019 weather: Late summer sunshine and warmth, 20ºC traveller: Derek J. Poirier & Elyse Glickman country: Serbia Although we cruised the Danube on a swanky Viking River Cruise ship, and savoured its worldclass cuisine, Belgrade’s youthful energy inspired us to break rank, go local, and see what the excitement was about. Here is what we discovered. GIMME SHELTER We’re fans of the Mama Shelter hotels, especially our hometown Hollywood location. However, the Mama Shelter Belgrade’s terraced upstairs dining and cocktail spots give you a front-and-centre view of the exciting goings-on on the banks of the Danube and Sava — from young adults pushing food and drink in a new direction, to gastropubs, coffee houses and ice cream places brightening up a communist-era neighbourhood. www.mamashelter.com/en/belgrade Off Track Bets Now, about that bar scene. A…

9 min.
fresh cheese, fast cars elkhart lake wisconsin

AT FIRST GLANCE IT’S THE KIND OF LAKESIDE RESORT TOWN THAT makes you want to brush up on your table manners. Well-to-do families from Chicago once vacationed here for entire summers, and that old world elegance still permeates the place. But there’s more variety to it now — toss in race cars and a modern attitude and you have a lakefront vacation with an especially satisfying split personality. Besides the three resorts that have dominated the small-town lakefront since the late nineteenth century, there is a famous Nascar racetrack just two miles away that hosts car and motorcycle races, vintage car events and specialized driving schools. Farm-to-fork restaurants, a craft brewery and a sophisticated wine tasting room fill out the trendy and cool side of the itinerary, while old fashioned ice…