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Oyster Pilaf

Romantic dinner for two? How about some oysters on Valentine’s Day? Being known for increasing sex hormones and testosterone, oysters are widely believed to be an aphrodisiac. Personally, oysters don’t quite work like “Viagra” for me, but I absolutely adore … Continue reading

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Tequila Flank Steak with Ancho, Lime & Orange with Malbec

“How is your stomachache? Take this shot of tequila. It will disinfect whatever virus you have in your stomach and you’ll feel better.”, said a Mexican man in the small coastal town of La Paz in Baja California. I took … Continue reading

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Caribbean Prawns in Sweet, Hot & Creamy Sauce with Argentine Torrentes

“Are you really leaving me alone here?” I asked Galen, a friend of mine from the RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Organization), standing in a small village located in the Dominican Republic. He said, “Don’t worry. You’ll be fine. I’ll … Continue reading

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Pad Thai with Dolcetto d’Alba

At the gateway to the Golden Triangle, I spent a night with a Thai home-stay family in a remote village of Northern Thailand. The day I arrived, the whole village appeared to be in a highly festive mood. I heard … Continue reading

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Peruvian Ceviche with Sparkling Wine for Valentine’s Day

LOVE UNDER THE INCA SKY by R. Nandy “When I planted a stolen kiss on your lips, those tender lips so innocent and pure! Between the tall bushes and slender trees, gaining strength to endure! With your black hair’s cascading … Continue reading

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Swahilli Coconut Fish Curry & Gewurztraminer

“Knock, Knock”. It’s 9:30 AM on Saturday. “Who is it?” I had already been awakened by Roosters at sunrise, then fell back asleep. Yawning and rubbing my eyes, I opened the door and found a local fisher with a basket … Continue reading

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