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A Waterlogue Tour of Sonoma Wine Country

March 26, 2015 | California, Sonoma, Travel

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This will be a different sort of blog post for sure. There are no recipes. There are no food photos from some fabulous restaurant I’ve recently visited. And there are no seductive travel photos. Well, at least not in the traditional sense. This blog post is a lovely little gallery of travel photos from a […]

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Culinary Vacation Through Tuscany

March 21, 2015 | Travel

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If you didn’t snag a spot in my food and wine trip to Puglia this year or have always wanted to visit Tuscany, then please read on. I’m happy to share with you this trip information from my colleagues at Taste Vacations – simply click on any of the Taste Vacations links in this post […]

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The Winelands of South Africa

March 12, 2015 | South Africa, Travel

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While having lunch in Franschhoek during our recent trip to South Africa, our host raised a wine glass to toast our group and said, “Life could be better…but I don’t know how.” That completely captured how I felt about my short two days in the winelands outside of Capetown. Rather than take you through every […]

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Safari at Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa

March 2, 2015 | South Africa, Travel

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A safari has been on my wish list for many, many years, and I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join a group of friends in South Africa last month. Our destination was Phinda, a private game reserve in the northeast corner of South Africa. I don’t think a blog post can do justice […]

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Wine Tasting in Burgundy, France

November 17, 2014 | Burgundy, Europe, France, Travel

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I am in love with wine country – any wine country really. There is something special about the environment, the people, and the attitudes that I find simply alluring and intoxicating. And did I forget to mention the food? You’ll generally find fabulous food around winemakers – and indeed I found that recently in Burgundy […]

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Pacific Northwest Bounty: Feasting My Way Through Washington

October 9, 2014 | Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Tacoma, Travel, Washington, Whidbey Island

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I spent 10 days in September in the great state of Washington, doing a book tour for my latest cookbook, A Taste of Washington, and attending IFBC 2014, the mother of all food blogger conferences. I mentioned in my pre-conference post that this wasn’t my first trip to a conference, and that I planned to […]

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Eating My Way Through New York

August 4, 2014 | Manhattan, Travel

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As much as I miss my son in New York and quietly hope that one day he and his girl will possible move back to Colorado where we could see them more often, I never cease to be thankful that he chose such a fabulous place to live. Manhattan never disappoints. My son recently read […]

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Top 3 Cheap Italian Summer Vacation Hotels

May 29, 2014 | Europe, Italy, Travel

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I’m pleased to be partnering with HotelsCheap.org who have not only written this great blog post for your pleasure today, but who are offering a special discount to Cooking with Michele blog readers – you can get an additional 10 percent off HotelsCheap.org’s rock-bottom rates if you redeem your promotional code here before June 30, 2014. Just enter […]

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A Week Spent Cooking at a Castle in Puglia

May 25, 2014 | Europe, Italy, Lecce, Otranto, Puglia, Spongano, The Awaiting Table, Travel

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Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Italy to a cooking school and staying in a castle owned by a baron? I take a group each May, and if you think you would like to join me, you might like to know that your first stop after Rome will be the beautifully preserved city of […]

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Cooking with Michele in Italy: The 2015 Trip!

May 8, 2014 | Europe, Italy, Lecce, Otranto, Puglia, Rome, Spongano, The Awaiting Table, Travel

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Traveling to Italy to attend a cooking school is an incredible experience and on Sunday I’ll depart for Rome to guide a small group of eight on an incredible food and wine adventure, and my fifth visit to The Awaiting Table. I do all the planning and preparation for these trips, and help you organize […]

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Sailing the French West Indies

February 27, 2014 | Caribbean, Travel

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When it’s 10 below 0 in Denver, there is nothing better than an escape to the Caribbean for 2 weeks of sailing aboard a 46 foot catamaran with friends, which is just what I did earlier this month. Instead of giving you the full itinerary and low down on everything we saw and ate, let […]

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