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Why, hello there, everyone. It is Friday, March 24, and — I’ll admit I did a bit of a double take on this one — the forecast calls for sunny skies around Santa Cruz County, with temps headed into the 50s. That’s the outlook through the weekend, so do take advantage.

No time for the tour? There’s much to explore as we cap off the workweek.
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It was a muddy, messy scene for many Pajaro residents Thursday as they returned home after Monterey County lifted

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Those who truly want to know Italy in all its cultural, geographical, and social diversity must, at some point, embark on a culinary tour of the country. Start from the north, where the mountainous terrain and farming traditions influence rich, creamy sauces, meaty dishes, and polenta as the mountains open to the wide sea in the south, light oil-based sauces and fresh seafood take precedence. The choice of wines and cheese changes with the produce across the country, as does the region’s street food. What better way to get to know Italy than through a food tour (or two)?


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Friuli Venezia Giulia (often shortened to Friuli) is a northeastern Italian border region tucked between Slovenia and Austria where travelers will find the cultural and culinary imprints of all three countries. On Tourissimo’s NEW 7-day Chef Bike Tour of Friuli Venezia Giulia hosted by Chef Brooke Williamson and her husband Nick Roberts, guests will cycle from Tarvisio along the Tagliemento River Valley via the Alpe-Adria Bikeway, one of the first long-haul rail-to-trail projects in Europe. The rest of the biking will be on secondary country roads with many interesting and tasty stops. Chef Williamson will play an important role in

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The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant’s executive chef, Will Holland, explains to Emily Moore how his Taste Jersey menu is ‘a real showcase of local ingredients and a real exploration of the Island’

FOR most people, a stroll along the beach or a trek over the north-coast cliff paths is a chance to relax and take in some of the Island’s spectacular scenery.

For Will Holland, though, while he appreciates the views, the walk is also a source of inspiration, often triggering an idea which sees him rushing back to the kitchen to create a dish based on

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Riding a scooter through the streets of Hanoi in Vietnam is one of those things I’ve always wanted to do but was too afraid to attempt. Patrick Radden Keefe’s 2017 New Yorker profile of Anthony Bourdain described it thusly, “Bourdain told me that the only way to see Hanoi was on the back of a scooter: ‘To be anonymous, another helmeted figure in the middle of a million little dramas and comedies happening on a million bikes moving through this amazing city – every second is pure joy.’”

And pure joy is how I would describe my recent conversation with

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Mottos for companies can sometimes ring hollow, a tumble of words that might sound good, but not really mean anything.

For Foko, the Mexican eatery inside Logan Street Market, 1001 Logan St., “illuminating culture through food,” is real.

So real, the team is taking Louisvillians to Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico, next month as part of a culinary exchange initiative in collaboration with La Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca. And this is far beyond a food-lovers’ dream trip to the capital of the country, and the capital of Mexican cuisine in the Oaxacan region; proceeds from this trip will

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