Top 10 Trends for Cake Decorating
January 19, 2015 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

Layered meringue cookies, aromatic flavors, bold colors and patterns are just a taste of what’s to come in the food and dessert world this year.
The Wilton Test Kitchen and Decorating Room named the Top …

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Ho! Ho! Ho! And a Bottle of Rum!
January 29, 2015 – 8:08 am | No Comment

bahamas_rumFestival RumBahamas is set for February 27 through March 1, 2015, at Fort Charlotte, Nassau, the Bahamas.

“The Bahamas has a long history with pirates and rum that began in the 1600’s when pirates started appearing in The Bahamas and subsequently, when the first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean in the 17th century,” said Charity Armbrister, Director of Events, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. “The Bahamas was also a trans-shipment point in the rum-running era in the 1920’s and 1930’s where rum was smuggled in ships from Bimini to Florida.”

There won’t be any rum-running at the three day RumBahamas. Instead, there’ll be plenty of rum to taste (international brands as well as those distilled in the Caribbean), along with Bahamian cuisine.

Also planned are master classes on rum, bartending and cocktail competitions. Among the demonstrations will be one uncovering how sugarcane and molasses contribute to the process of rum distillation plus an international rum competition.

Cuisine will take center stage as international and local chefs demonstrate the creative use of rum in food with fresh takes on long loved Caribbean favorites. Locally sourced jams, jellies, sauces, barbecue glazes and other rum and sugarcane inspired condiments will be available for purchase.

From ‘Fire dancing’ to ‘Flash mobs’ there will be performances by entertainers from The Bahamas and the Caribbean including a Bahamian Circus, Emanji; The Junkanoo Commandos; bands from the Haitian, Jamaican and Cuban communities playing calypso and reggae music; storytellers; theatrical performances, limbo dancing, steel drum music; Junkanoo rush-outs; Bahamian celebrity performers and Rake ‘n’ Scrape.

Tickets are available online.

National Maple Syrup Festival
January 28, 2015 – 8:24 am | No Comment
National Maple Syrup Festival

Road Trips Foodies will set their sights for Indiana’s Brown County the first weekend in March. That’s the new location for the National Maple Syrup Festival.
From March 5 through 8, 2015, there’ll be tree tapping, …

Sandestin Gumbo Festival
January 27, 2015 – 8:01 am | No Comment
Sandestin Gumbo Festival

The 26th annual Gumbo Festival takes place February 13 and 14, 2015, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, Florida.
The event takes over the Village of Baytowne Wharf …

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
January 26, 2015 – 8:27 am | No Comment
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

This is the big one, Road Trips Foodies. Tickets are on sale now for the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, set for June 19 through 21, 2015.
The schedule wasn’t live when this was …

Give Whiskey An Added Twist
January 25, 2015 – 8:21 am | No Comment
Give Whiskey An Added Twist

There are plenty of ways to drink whiskey than just straight on the rocks.
Mixologists are finding ways to complement the whiskey flavor with a plethora of other ingredients, whether its syrups, fruit juices, vermouth or …

From Cellar to Cellar in Velke Bilovice
January 24, 2015 – 8:32 am | No Comment
From Cellar to Cellar in Velke Bilovice

The best time to become acquainted with the complex of wine cellars in South Moravia, where the streets are named for various popular grape varieties, is during the traditional spring “tasting stroll” through the cellars.
This …

Chocolate Infusion
January 23, 2015 – 8:02 am | No Comment
Chocolate Infusion

Headed to California Gold Country this weekend, Road Trips Foodies?
Set your sights for the Chocolate Infusion at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, California.
From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday (January 25, …

Bannock in the Yukon
January 22, 2015 – 8:18 am | No Comment
Bannock in the Yukon

By Susan McKee
The Road Trips Foodie
On a trip to the Yukon Territory of Canada, I was wandering past the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre in Dawson City when the delicious aroma of bannock caught my …

Romancing the Riesling
January 21, 2015 – 8:13 am | No Comment
Romancing the Riesling

What better day for a wine tasting than Valentine’s Day.
Yes, Road Trips Foodies, “Romancing the Riesling” is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 14, 2015, by the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (where’s …

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
January 20, 2015 – 8:44 am | No Comment
Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

C’mon, Road Trips Foodies: who could resist the testicle festival?
That is, of course, the nickname for the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, now in its 24th year in downtown Virginia City, Nevada.
Set for March 14, 2015, …

WeinForum Mosel
January 19, 2015 – 8:24 am | No Comment
WeinForum Mosel

It’s the 19th year for WeinForum Mosel, to be held January 23 through 25, 2015, in Trier, Germany.
More than 140 wines from some 100 wineries in the Moselle Valley will be available for tasting under …