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Food + Drinks Around the World

There’s no denying it.

We love trying different wines, cocktails and food around the world – both when we travel and when we’re home! (See all our food and drinks posts.)

Some of our fondest travel memories are those involving delicious food – like the exquisite French fare we enjoyed dining in Grand Case, St. Martin, and sharing laughs around the dinner table on our family vacations in Los Cabos.

Nor can we forget exploring colorful markets (like the Tetouan Medina in Morocco) and sampling local dishes in foreign countries. (Turkish mezzes? Yum!)

Food and Wine Guide

Here’s where you can devour some very appetizing info on global food and wine.

(Scroll down for recipes too!)

Taste the world!

Food and wine in Italy

Dining in Bangkok:

Dine in the dark in Bangkok: It’s an eye-opening experience!

Desserts from Croatia:

From creamy cakes and peach cookies to warm plum dumplings and pudding made with rose hip liqueur, you won’t be able to resist these 33 delicious Croatian desserts!

Food in Mexico:

One of the many interesting facts about Mexican food is that the cuisine goes way beyond tacos.

It can be very complex and creative. Think chiles en nogada – a delicious dish of meat-fruit-and-nut stuffed poblano peppers, bathed in a walnut cream sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.

You must try these 17 delicious and interesting Mexican fruits – both when visiting Mexico and at home. (You can find many of these fruits in your local grocery store.)

Also check out our 15 Mexican margarita recipes – from the classic lime cocktail to a zesty cranberry ginger margarita (perfect for winter).

Indian cuisine:

Get curry happy! Try these popular Indian food dishes. (You can order them for take-out or delivery.)

San Francisco eats:

The city started the “eat local, eat fresh” movement in 2005. Drool over some of the most delectable San Francisco restaurants in our post on San Francisco highlights, where we got a good taste of the city.

Restaurants in Victoria (Canada):

You don’t have to dine out if you don’t want to cook. Many of the best restaurants in Victoria offer take-out and delivery – even some fine dining places.

Great eats in Mexico

See some of the best restaurants in Mexico!

Cabo San Lucas:

Flora Farm dishes up yummy farm-to-table eats.

Mexico City:

Delight in the old-world charm at Café Tacuba Restaurant.

Puerto Vallarta:

Check out the best Puerto Vallarta restaurants for foodies.

Riviera Maya:

Uh oh. At the Grand Velas Riviera Maya restaurants, you’ll be following the “9-step foodie un-diet.”

Global recipes

Wine tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting in California:

On a Sonoma wine tasting vacay, we bicycled around vineyards and wineries, ate, drank and indulged in a grape spa treatment.

Wine tasting in Canada:

Swirl. Sip. Swallow. You’ll love wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley!

Wine tasting in South Africa:

Learn tons about South African wine. Have fun too wine tasting in Stellenbosch (near Cape Town).

The best wine clubs

With so many wine clubs and online wine subscription services, now is a great time to try one.

Wine clubs in Canada:

Wine please! Check out the best wine clubs in Canada, from boutique to big.

5 of the best U.S. based wine clubs:

WINC | Reasonably-priced wines, ideal wine subscription for most people (very popular)

Cellars Wine Club | Boutique wines, “no bad bottle” guarantee, cancel anytime

Martha Stewart Wine Club | International wines, budget-friendly

WSJ Wine Club | Good selection of international wines at great prices

Viticole | Organic wines from around the world (most from the U.S. and France), sommelier-led, exclusive offerings

Food, wine and recipe books

Check out these inspiring recipe and cook books on Amazon! (And just so you know, as an Amazon associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.)

Newest food and wine posts

About the authors

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George Mucalov are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents. See About.

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