Day 66: Bagrationi

Why, you might ask, is a Georgian restaurant being featured in a blog about Uzbekistan?  You probably wondered the same thing about the feature on Korean-Uzbek Cuisine.  While it's true that Stalin deported millions of Soviet citizens across the USSR, Georgian food, and more famously, Georgian wine, enjoyed a fine tradition of being considered a … Continue reading Day 66: Bagrationi

The BBQ Exchange – Gordonsville, Virginia

On this culinary adventure, PashbyMaul Adventures has found the world's best barbecue place. No question, The BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville, VA, exceeded all our wildest barbecue expectations. Arguably a religion unto itself, barbecue fans all have prefered locations for a fix. We've found ours! The PashbyMaul connection to The BBQ Exchange is via one of Drew's … Continue reading The BBQ Exchange – Gordonsville, Virginia

Day 4: Trattoria Zamboni

Trattoria Zamboni is legendary in Vicenza for being one of the top upscale eateries in the area. Fortunate for us, the restaurant is situated less than five kilometers from where we live. Shockingly, we've never eaten there, until tonight! In the town of Lapio, famous to our visitors for another great restaurant we frequent, Trattoria Zamboni occupies … Continue reading Day 4: Trattoria Zamboni

Day 27: Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi

Don't trust the GPS I love Garmin. She helps us when we travel to unfamiliar areas all over Europe. We keep her maps up to date with a lifetime subscription, and we made sure the very latest were downloaded just prior to this trip. However, Garmin can not be trusted. Garmin likes goat-trails, because they … Continue reading Day 27: Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi

Day 36: Where to eat in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is one of the top destinations for tourists in Italy. As such, like in other top touristy areas, finding anything but bad tourist food can be a real challenge. Having lived for nearly three years just an hour south of this tourist hot spot, I've had plenty of experiences to weed out the … Continue reading Day 36: Where to eat in Cinque Terre

Day 41: Wild Herbs and Flowers at Trattoria All’Angelo

We've been meaning to write about Ristorante Trattoria All'Angelo for a while as it has been one of our favorite places to frequent, and with good reason. A beautiful trattoria in a serene and picturesque setting in Piovene Rochette, chef Mauro and his wife Bari are welcoming, fun, and provide a service in The Veneto … Continue reading Day 41: Wild Herbs and Flowers at Trattoria All’Angelo

Day 47: Sa Tanca Crostaceria

After a morning walking tour of the Prati area of Rome, a walk along the west bank of the Tiber, and a quick stroll through Piazza San Pietro at the Vatican, we began to get very hungry on the long trek back toward the train station. Hiking past the epic monument to Vittorio Emanuele, we … Continue reading Day 47: Sa Tanca Crostaceria

Day 60: Bumbu Desa Indonesian Restaurant

Living in Italy, and after a weekend in overpriced Switzerland, the Netherlands is a refreshing change of pace when it comes to international cuisine. Central Apeldoorn is full of ethnic dining options, and highly recommended is the Bumbu Desa Indonesian Restaurant. Famous in the Netherlands (so we are told) is the Rijsttafel - Rice Table. That … Continue reading Day 60: Bumbu Desa Indonesian Restaurant

Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

On the hilltop above Lago di Fimon, Lapio boasts some of the most incredible views of the Fimon valley. Antica Osteria takes advantage of this ideal position with a summertime terrace for outdoor dining with views over the lake, hills, and mountains beyond. In the cooler months, basically anytime deemed less than warm by the … Continue reading Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

Day 82: How to not screw up pasta

Noodles. One of the world's easiest foods to prepare. Goes with anything. Boiled, re-baked, cut into squares, served cold, lasagna, endless variety of sauces and preparation methods. Well chances are, you're doing it wrong. Here are a few time honored tips and traditions to help steer your pasta prep back in the right direction. Salt the … Continue reading Day 82: How to not screw up pasta