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[11 Nov 2011 | 12 Comments | 2,780 views]
Belgium Bites

Sending a shout out to everyone celebrating a birthday today on 11-11-11! This year, I spent my birthday in Bruges (or Brugge), Belgium. Adam and I bought a small package of candles at HEMA, one of those stores where you end up buying things you never knew you needed.
We ate our way through Bruges, and almost everywhere we stopped, Adam stuck a candle in whatever we were sampling and lit it. I got to make lots of wishes that day! Here we are at da Vinci Gelateria.
Next stop was for …

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[7 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 2,024 views]
Montesino Farm Tour and Barn Dance

I’ve always wanted to visit Montesino Farm in Wimberley, and this weekend had three great reasons to make the hour trek. One: You can rent it for events. Two: Slow Food Austin was hosting a tour of the farm. Three: There was a barn dance.
These are really nice farm apartments (with full kitchen) that you can rent for the weekend.
I was hanging out in their outdoor kitchen/bar area when the Montesino herd of Miniature Herefords came by for a snack. They looked huge to me. I later learned that while …

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[2 Nov 2011 | 20 Comments | 2,200 views]
European Trip: Things we wanted to Google

If you’re like me, you are constantly Googling things. I love learning so Google is like crack to me since almost any piece of information I could want is right at my fingertips.
While Adam and I were on our over two week vacation in Europe this September, we decided not to deal with paying for international calls and data charges so we put my iPhone in airplane mode. I’ll write a separate post later on how you can use your smartphone abroad without incurring extra charges, but for now, just …

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[23 Oct 2011 | 8 Comments | 2,514 views]
Insider’s Tour of French Cheese Culture

I wrote two blog posts for Whole Food’s Whole Story blog — one on a vineyard tour and tasting, and this one, on our extensive cheese tour in Paris. Click here or the image below to check it out.

Special thanks to Antoine Marsot of Interval Export for planning a wonderful day for us. We are also so grateful to Sebastien, the manager of one of the Paris locations of Beillevaire, for opening the store for us during his lunch break and gracefully letting us taste anything in the store.
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[22 Oct 2011 | 13 Comments | 2,031 views]
M. Chapoutier Vineyard Tour and Tasting

I wrote a guest blog post about the tour of M. Chapoutier wine tour that the kind folks at Whole Foods organized for us during our foodie fantasy trip. Click here or the image below to check it out. We also took pictures of ourselves all over Europe with a Whole Foods paper bag and I included a less than one minute video of the bags’ adventures.

Whole Foods also organized an amazing cheese tour in Paris. Check back to tomorrow for that post!
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