Christmas Markets
November 30, 2014 – 9:34 am | No Comment

“Christkindl Markt” is German for “Christ Child Market” — hence the term describing the popular open-air markets that spring up this month in countries with Christian-majority populations.
Featuring seasonal goodies (including gingerbread and hot, spiced wine), …

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Spilberk Food Festival Brno
December 16, 2014 – 8:50 am | No Comment

czech-rep_spilberk_food-festRoad Trips Foodies looking to taste something different might consider a trip to the Czech Republic next June for the Spilberk Food Festival.

Celebrating its fourth year, the event is set for June 5 through 7, 2014, in the Spilberk Castle (Hrad Špilberk) in Brno, Czech Republic.

Expect a varied program full of unusual dishes, new gourmet specialties and classic dining. Visitors will taste wines and spirits, coffee and beer and check out culinary exhibitions. Chefs from in and around Brno will offer what is typical for their locations.

The Spilberk Food Festival also includes bartending and cooking school.

(Photo courtesy of Czech Tourism)

Festa do Cocida
December 15, 2014 – 8:31 am | No Comment
Festa do Cocida

The town of Lalín in Pontevedra, Spain, has been celebrating Festa do Cocido for more than 40 years (it started in 1969).
“Stew season” lasts several months (with all sorts of events), but Road Trips …

Michigan Brewery Tours
December 13, 2014 – 8:46 am | No Comment
Michigan Brewery Tours

Road Trips Foodies planning to wander western Michigan on a weekend might want to schedule a stop for a brew and a tour.
The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts tours at 2 p.m. every Saturday at 2948 …

Global Forum on Gastro-Tourism
December 12, 2014 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Global Forum on Gastro-Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (WTO) and The Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are planning a Global Forum on Gastro-tourism.
The event, the first of its kind, will be held in San Sebastian, Spain, April 27 and 28, …

Santa Monica Pub Crawl
December 11, 2014 – 8:01 am | No Comment
Santa Monica Pub Crawl

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse, Road Trips Foodies — if you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, that is. The sixth annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl gives you a chance to drink for those in …

Today is Terra Madre Day
December 10, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Today is Terra Madre Day

At least 222 events involving 34,106 people will be taking place today, Terra Madre Day, a world-wide event coordinated by Slow Food International.
Some examples of events happening today:
They’re celebrating crab in Healdsburg, California; tasting local …

Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival
December 9, 2014 – 8:49 am | No Comment
Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival

Dreaming of warmer climes this month, Road Trips Foodie? The “Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival” takes place December 12 through 16, 2014, at Jade Mountain Resort in Soufriere, St. Lucia.
The five-day event will highlight …

Moravian Candle Tea
December 6, 2014 – 8:58 am | No Comment
Moravian Candle Tea

Road Trips Foodies lucky enough to be wandering near Wilmington, North Carolina, have a treat in store if they stop by Covenant Moravian Church between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. today.
Costumed hostesses at the church …

Candy Cane Festival
December 5, 2014 – 8:31 am | No Comment
Candy Cane Festival

The 15th annual Candy Cane Festival is set for December 12 and 13, 2014, at Hammond’s Candies, 5735 North Washington Street, Denver, Colorado.
The festival includes free tours of the factory, where visitors can watch candy …

Breweries in Southern Oregon
December 4, 2014 – 8:33 am | No Comment
Breweries in Southern Oregon

Special to Road Trips for Foodies By Eileen Garvin of Travel Oregon
Just when you thought Oregon couldn’t hold another drop of beer, a new brew town foams over. Apparently, beer lovers have an unlimited …

chocolART in Tübingen
December 3, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment
chocolART in Tübingen

The ninth international chocolate festival — chocolART — started yesterday (December 2) and runs through December 7, 2014, in the Altstadt of Tübingen, Germany.
Mayan culture says chocolate has a divine origin and,in Europe, this idea …