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Category: Culinary Vacations

Our First-Ever Guest Post…and we’re going to Georgia…the Republic not the State

Our First-Ever Guest Post…and we’re going to Georgia…the Republic not the State

I wrote my first article for www.Travel-Wise.com last month.  I shared the link with you to my story on my latest European adventure from Budapest to Nuremburg. (I’ve included the link after the recipe, which is another first for Chewing The Fat!  A video recipe!) […]

Ploughman’s Cheddar and Onion Marmalade Tart

Ploughman’s Cheddar and Onion Marmalade Tart

A couple of weeks ago, I returned from “A Cheddar Odyssey”, an offering from Cheese Journeys, who, as their name implies, runs tours that combine Culture, Exploration and Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.   It’s one of those trips that beguiles you long after you’ve […]

Fresh from my Cheese Journey: Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Fresh from my Cheese Journey: Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been in England these past two weeks on an incredible trip.  I joined Cheese Journeys, a remarkable travel company that specializes in taking Cheese aficionados on in-depth Cheese Tours. We went from London to Wiltshire, Devon […]

Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab may be easier to make Stateside than it is in Singapore.

Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab may be easier to make Stateside than it is in Singapore.

Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab Apr 23, 2018 | 3:26 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer From Australia’s Master Chef Season 2 Adam Liaw At No Signpost’s Geyland restaurant, Singapore’s most famous dish makes an impressive appearance. Swimming in Chili sauce, it’s a taste of Singapore […]

My Latest Daily Meal article tells you where to find Singapore’s Signature Dish. Later this week, I will tell you how to make it.

My Latest Daily Meal article tells you where to find Singapore’s Signature Dish. Later this week, I will tell you how to make it.

Where to Find Singapore’s Signature Dish, Chili Crab Apr 23, 2018 | 4:03 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer It’s out of the way, but it’s so worth finding Singapore’s best version of this classic dish No Signboard’s Chili Crab is arguably the best version […]

Vietnamese Mango and Prawn Salad

Vietnamese Mango and Prawn Salad

If you read my last post about my trip to Vietnam, you will remember my going to Cooking School in the town of Hoi An.  The class began with a visit to the Central Market, a hurly burly of a place with vendors selling everything […]

My Travels:  My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

My Travels: My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

Silversea Cruises Introduces Culinary Voyagers to Vietnamese Cuisine Apr 25, 2018 | 11:15 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Both aboard ship and ashore, this cruise line brings its passengers great Vietnamese food Vietnam is a perfect country for cruising.  It hugs a 1,600 mile […]

Come and join me on a Culinary Adventure aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Equinox. My Daily Meal Article is up at last!

Come and join me on a Culinary Adventure aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Equinox. My Daily Meal Article is up at last!

Culinary Travel: Dining Like a Celebrity Jan 17, 2018 | 11:53 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Celebrity cruise line’s reputation for great cuisine is on full display aboard Celebrity Equinox The Galley Tour on Celebrity Cruise’s Equinox was well-attended despite this being a picture-perfect […]

A Christmas Invitation leads to a great souvenir…Come along to Ireland and we’ll share a pint…my latest Daily Meal article has been published.

A Christmas Invitation leads to a great souvenir…Come along to Ireland and we’ll share a pint…my latest Daily Meal article has been published.

There’s a 200th Birthday Party in Ireland Dec 4, 2017 | 12:02 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer And you’re invited to the 200th Anniversary of the First Pint of Guiness to reach American shores. What’s more Irish than the potato?  How about a pint […]

The Daily Meal just published my latest Travel Story…Miami here I come…

The Daily Meal just published my latest Travel Story…Miami here I come…

An Argentine Chef Brings Uruguayan Cuisine to the Latin American Capital of Miami Nov 17, 2017 | 5:20 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Nano Crespo brings the best of South America to EAST, Miami For as long as he can remember, Nano Crespo has […]

Exploring an Island by Exploring its Food: Curaçao and Bonaire

Exploring an Island by Exploring its Food: Curaçao and Bonaire

It comes as no surprise that a cruise line like Celebrity Cruises which places such emphasis on the quality and  excellence of its culinary offerings would include Culinary Explorations in its shore excursions.  These extra-cost forays at its ports of call are selective. When Celebrity […]

My Travels:  What it’s really like on a Cruise Ship with 2849 other passengers and me

My Travels: What it’s really like on a Cruise Ship with 2849 other passengers and me

On Monday, I sailed from the World’s largest cruise ship port, Miami, aboard a 121,878 ton Cruise Ship.  Large? Hardly.  It is dwarfed by 40 other ships as the Cruise World expands, regularly building ships over twice this size. Launched just 8 years ago, it […]

My Latest Article in The Daily Meal has just been published…Come along on my Rhone Cruise on Emerald Waterways

My Latest Article in The Daily Meal has just been published…Come along on my Rhone Cruise on Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways takes to the Rhône With a Top Chef on Board Jun 20, 2017 | 4:26 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Chef Fabien Morreale has created a special meal for the passengers of these ships. Glen and Karen Moroney The Australian Company Scenic […]