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How to find good restaurants while travelling (without doing any research)

How to find good restaurants while travelling (without doing any research)

  Eating is the best part about exploring a new place, but figuring out how to find good restaurants while travelling can be tricky. Even defining what a ‘good’ restaurant means to you is tough. Throughout your trip, you’ll have moments when it means something […]

The Inn Thing: BOLD Hotel Munich in Germany

The Inn Thing: BOLD Hotel Munich in Germany

Walking through the door of BOLD Hotel Munich Giesing, I couldn’t believe our luck.  It looked SO COOL — modern, hip and still smelled of fresh paint. During our stay, the hotel had been open for like five minutes (April 2014), and considering we were paying under […]

Around the world in 12 plates: the 2017 recipe challenge

Around the world in 12 plates: the 2017 recipe challenge

You may recall I completed a year-long recipe challenge a couple years back. I started the Food & Wine Cover Recipe Challenge in 2013 with a few other bloggers, but I was the only one to complete it, something I am super proud of.

But I have to be honest with you:  The recipe challenge posts are the least read posts on The Food Girl in Town.

Womp. Womp.

 

Seriously, it’s sad how few people read about the blood, sweat, and onion tears that went into the monthly dinners I prepared with my friends. But, I don’t care. I loved completing the challenge: I learned new cooking skills, acquired some awesome kitchen gadgets, and stocked my spice cupboard like a baller.

This year, instead of depending on the cover recipe of a magazine, I’m going to focus on the cuisine of a different country each month of 2017.

 

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Cooking up 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Cooking up 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

  Honestly, I rarely stick to my new year resolutions…who does, really? I’ve made all the stereotypical ones before: go to the gym more (I HATE the gym), eat better, blah blah blah. But after getting married this year, and deciding to go freelance full-time, […]

How to Pack a Carry-on for a 10-day Trip Home for Christmas

How to Pack a Carry-on for a 10-day Trip Home for Christmas

I’m always surprised when people tell me they are still checking bags when they fly. First of all, it costs at least $25 these days to check a bag on an economy ticket, and come on, who wants to wait in those lines? Especially during […]

Finding beef in Florence: Restaurant Review of Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino

Finding beef in Florence: Restaurant Review of Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino

I research restaurants a lot. When I’m travelling I make restaurant reservations before I plan accommodations. I pride myself in having “good restaurant karma,”managing to find a great spot to eat wherever I go. I was so excited to eat in Florence, after Rome’s wealth of restaurants had been a disappointment (read about that misadventure here). And for some reason I didn’t do my research about restaurants in Florence! (more…)