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London’s Borough Market

While London is a good food city, it is a big city, and the pace and layout of the central core can often make you feel pressed for food buying options in terms of quality, if not quantity. That’s why wandering into Borough Market, in the very heart of things, is such a treat. It […]


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La Cuisine Paris’ Evening Market Tour & Cooking Class: Marche Baudoyer, Wine, Cheese, Fresh Fish, and Seasonal Ingredients

  Whether you’ve spent your day toiling in an office or wandering through museums and shops, once you step off the Metro in “your” neighborhood in Paris few things are as comforting as a familiar open-air market, offering a sense of community, friendship, and all of the fresh ingredients necessary to create a meal for you and yours […]


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Valencia’s Russafa & Cabanyal Markets

While Valencia’s Central Market is widely acknowledged as the go-to food market for both locals and tourists, there are other options for curious cooks who want to get to know the local food offerings.  Mercat de Russafa (The Russafa Market) and the Mercat del Cabanyal (Cabanyal Market) offer Valencian meats, produce, spices and kitchen goods, and are […]


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Paella Class & Central Market Tour in Valencia, Spain

While paella is eaten throughout Spain, Valencia on the eastern coast is widely acknowledged as the ancestral home of the spicy smoky, meat-filled rice dish that, when done right, makes a stunning centerpiece for a table surrounded by friends and family. And, in Valencia, there’s no better place to learn the ropes of paella making […]


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Your Dekalb Farmers Market: Atlanta’s World Market

Ahh, there it is. It’s the musky, fertile smell of heaping mounds of produce. This unmistakable odor hits you when entering a really big market, and is, for me, the scent of adventure and mystery. It’s the aroma of my early adulthood. Living in Atlanta in my mid-twenties and finding my way in the kitchen, […]


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A Tale of Two City Markets: Shopping in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is not known for its food.  It’s a vital transportation hub, a gold mine for history buffs, and a “must see” for Game of Thrones fans, but it’s also the trophy wife of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast (it’s pretty and expensive).  But anyone looking to score some tasty treats for their boat ride out to […]


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