December 17th, 2010

Road Food

Posted in Travel

What is road food?  This term can mean so many different things to so many people.  To some it may mean a large, specific fast food chain, often more than once daily.  To others it may mean finding something quick to eat wherever and whenever they can while they’re on the go; between flights, on your way to the airport, to the rental car place, or to and from work.  Road food can be driving around San Diego on a Monday night trying to decide which place will disappoint you the least.  And yet others may take it upon themselves to find the out-of-the way barbecue joints or the homegrown burger stops.  You can find good road food (and bad), in spots all over the country.  Small towns, roadside food stands, highway rest stops and airports are all good candidates for road food gems.  Read more »

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December 9th, 2010

World of Flavors Conference 2010!

Posted in About Allison, Food Shows, Travel

The smell of grape must surrounds me as I drive through sunny Napa Valley, I love that smell!  It reminds me of the grape harvest, good wine and the great food that is found in this area.  Every November, the Culinary Institute of America hosts a food conference at their Greystone location in St. Helena, CA.  Greystone is centered in the heart of California’s northern wine country and offers the perfect location to immerse in all things culinary.  All while drinking wine.  Not a bad days work!  The Worlds of Flavor conference brings together the top chefs and experts in the industry to immerse the attendee in a sea of culinary knowledge.  This year’s topic was Japan, a cuisine I profess to know little about, so I was anxious to dive in and learn.

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