Food, Wine and other Beverages

Travel Belles don’t just love food and wine travel, we love bringing home reminders of the culture with us in the form of inspiration, knowledge and recipes.

French Cheese 101

When I first moved to France, one of the first questions people would ask me was, “Why?” To me it seemed an odd question – “Why not?” I always wanted to answer. But I didn’t. Instead, I came up with a flippant answer, far from the full truth, but definitely an influential and attractive aspect of the country: “For the cheese.”

Volpetti, a Roman Temple of Gastronomy

The food in Rome is a slice of this, that and heaven Rome has St. Peters, the Vatican Museums and the Borghese Gallery. But it also has that temple of high gastronomy known as Volpetti. No visit to Rome is complete without entering the small…
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5 Reasons Wine Does Not Taste The Same At Home

People ask me all the time: “why does wine taste so much better in Europe than it does at home?” It’s a great question so let’s settle it once and for all. And I want to settle it without making you think that it’s all…
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Tour the Cheese Regions of the United States

A cheesy new idea for combing food and travel... The United States is the largest cheese-producing country, making 30 percent of all the world’s cheese. Similar to craft beer, the cheese industry in America is undergoing a marvelous revolution. People are becoming more and more…
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Even More Budget Restaurants In Paris

Where to eat in Paris' 6th to 10th arrondissements without breaking the bank can be a difficult question. Never fear: Travel Belles is here! You may also like: Budget Restaurants In Paris 6th arrondissement The 6th arrondissement is a great location for shopping; the boutiques along Rue du Four…

Seville, Sip by Sip

Before I moved to Seville, I had a vague idea that everyone in Spain drank sangria and the kind of earthy red wines Hemmingway used to write about. I soon discovered that the repertoire of Spanish beverages is far larger and more nuanced than I…
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Traditional Foods In Argentina That Are Not Steak

Eating your way through all the traditional foods in Argentina will leave both steak lovers and non-steak lovers with plenty to try. Many travellers write off traditional Argentine cuisine as steak, steak and more steak. Don't be fooled. This massive South American country's complex gourmet history…

The World of Wine in Mendoza, Argentina

Raise your glass to Mendoza, one of the world's great wine capitals After living for several years in Mendoza, Argentina, I am still enamored with the periwinkle and fuchsia mornings as the sun's rays hit the Andes, as well as the cool, starlit nights. The…