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Porto, Portugal

Episode 46: Porto, Portugal A monster sandwich, little plates that definitely are not tapas, and the famous port wine. This week we visit Porto, Portugal, learn about the beautiful Azulejos tiles and sip a liqueur made by monks with Taste Porto tour guide Andre Apolinario.

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Rovinj, Croatia

Episode 45: A donut made with rum, floating saints, and cocktails on the rocks-literal rocks. We’re on the peninsula of Istria in Croatia to visit the town of Rovinj with author and publisher Rick Kaempfer.

Rick talks about his favorite spot to watch the sunset in Rovinj while enjoying a cocktail and Brent reveals his unease at recommending Croatia to Rick.

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London, England

Episode 44: A food market that goes back 1,000 years, micro distilleries making craft gin, and world famous sausage rolls. London’s food scene has exploded in recent years and Secret Food Tour’s David Cotter takes us to his favorite places.

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Glasgow, Scotland

Episode 43: Deep Fried Candy Bars, Projectile Pies, and a Wee Dram. We try all of Glasgow’s culinary delights-and a crazy dishes.

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Ortigia, Sicily

Episode 42: Cannoli, Granita, and Double-crusted Pizza, this week we’re in Ortigia, Sicily.

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Food History

Episode 41: Pizza from Argentina, Asian food in Mexico, and Portugese donuts in Hawaii. This week we’re talking with food historian Rachel Laudan.

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Savannah, GA

Episode 40: A restaurant with no menu, a graveyard from a famous book, and a dish that is simultaneously Belgian and not Belgian. This week we’re in Savannah.

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Native American Cuinse

Episode 39: A Johnnycake that’s really a Journeycake, a pie made with raccoon, and 13 Thanksgivings. This week we’re exploring Native American Cuisine.

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Around the World

Episode 38: Tim Kafalas talks about quitting his job to film an around the world TV adventure with his best friend. Plus, he tells us about his favorite places in his adopted hometown of New York City.

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Madrid, Spain

Episode 37: Madrid Churros fat cousin, a tortilla that’s not flat, and a fortified wine infused with herbs. This week we’re in Madrid Spain with foodie tour guide Lauren Aloise.

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Kauai, Hawaii

Episode 36: Lilikoi pie, Taro chips, and chickens. So many chickens. This week we’re on the Hawaiian Island of Kawai.

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tasteMAKERS with Cat Neville

Episode 35: This week we talk with Emmy award winning TV personality Cat Neville about her show Tastemakers, the makers movement, and some of the unique cuisine of her adopted hometown of St. Louis.

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Gastro Obscura with Alex Mayyasi

Episode 34: We talk about exotic and unusual cuisine like volcanic tea from the Azores, Fillipino ice cream, and a Korean/Russian/Uzbecki fusion restaurant with Alex Mayyasi, editor of Gastro Obscura.

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Overtourism with Elizabeth Becker

Episode 33: Packed tourist attractions, long lines, and frustrated visitors. We talk with Elizabeth Becker about overtourism and tips for how to avoid the crowds

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Wine with Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya

Episode 32: Chuck Furuya is a Master Sommelier and owner of the great wine bar Vino in Honolulu. He also helped design the official Sommelier test that is still in use today. We talk about some rare and exotic wines that won’t necessarily break the bank.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Episode 31: A scenic hike, a crepe made from chickpeas, and the birthplace of pesto. This week we’re in Italy’s Cinque Terre.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Episode 30: Frozen lemonade, pizza strips, and world class beaches. This week we’re in Newport, Rhode Island with guest TV personality Will Gilbert.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Episode 29: A cake imported from Serbia, a wine that only a saint allows, and dragons without any Games or Thrones. This week we’re in Ljubljana, Slovenia with guest author Rick Kaempfer.

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Truffles

Episode 28: The world’s most sought after, expensive, and delicious fungus also causes humans to steal and resort to violence. This week, it’s all about the truffle with special guest, Ryan Jacobs author of “The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus.”

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Mexico City

Episode 27: An assassinated Bolshevik, a delicious fungus, and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. This week we’re in Mexico City.

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Culver City and Los Angeles

Episode 26: Culver City is a small five square mile town that’s part of the Los Angeles Metro. Here you can have the freshest produce, incredible tacos, and one incredibly strange museum.

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Digital Nomads

Episode 25: One of the most talked-about trends is the Digital Nomad. We talk with expert Kristin Wilson who tells us what it means and what it’s like to be location independent. Then, she shares some of her favorite foods in the countries where she has lived and worked.

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Bordeaux, France

Episode 24: We’re in Bordeaux, France visiting one of the most renowned wine regions of the world. But, it’s not just about the grape, we try a local pastry called a  Canelé, sample a cocktail invented by 007, and learn the difference between Pain au Chocolat and Chocolatine.

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Great Smoky Mountains

Episode 23: This week we forage for mushrooms, follow a rattlesnake, and try some moonshine in the Great Smoky Mountains and Eastern Tennessee with local trail guide and naturalist Vesna Plakanis.

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Tuscany

Episode 22: Paul Cullen, former bassist for rock band Bad Co. talks about living the life of a rock star and reinventing himself as a chef and somellier. Along the way he shares stories about trying Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the back of a tour bus, eating dinner with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, and hosting tours of Tuscany.

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Molise, Italy

Episode 21: We talk with film maker Giancarlo Iannotta about his movie “My Country” a charming road trip film that travels from Chicago to Molise, Italy. Giancarlo tells us about growing up in an Italian American family in Chicago, making the movie, and several unique foods that appear in the film. Giancarlo Iannotta.

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Hawaii

Episode 20: Guy Hagi, weather anchor and co-host of Cheap Eats on TV station Hawaii News Now, joins us to talk about Hawaiian cuisine, a great wine bar in Honolulu, and the top surfing spots in the 50th state.

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Seattle

Episode 19: Jon Manley from Seattle’s 1077 The End joins Destination Eat Drink to talk about Seattle dogs, the craft beer scene, and music in the Jet City.

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Sicily

Episode 18: We visit the open air markets of Sicily and talk Sicilian festivals, granita, pasta, and wine with Eszter Vajda, tour guide and host of the web series You, Me, and Sicily.

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Malta

Episode 17: In the middle of the Mediterranean is the tiny nation of Malta, a place that packs a big foodie wallop with dishes like Pastizzi, Ftira, Timpana, and a liqueur made from Prickly Pears. Plus, we talk with Malta based Sasha Shumara about living the good life in Malta and sharing her experiences on YouTube.

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Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers

Episode 16: Jason Ringenberg of the legendary band Jason and the Scorchers talks about opening for the Ramones, being an Artist in Residence at the Sequoia National Park, and his favorite Nashville restaurant on this week’s podcast.

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Kevin Russell of Shinyribs

Episode 15: Kevin Russell of Shinyribs talks Boudin, Okra Chips, a restaurant called Donut Taco Palace, and playing with the legendary Doug Sahm.

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

Episode 14: We visit a secluded beach restaurant, learn about the famous Amalfi lemons used in limoncello, and talk with Kathy McCabe host of TV’s Dream of Italy about her favorite spots on Italy’s most famous waterfront.

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Wellington, New Zealand

Episode 13: In Wellington, New Zealand we discover a local shellfish, Malaysian street food, and visit a bar named for a felony. Plus we talk with restaurateur and executive chef Asher Boote about his famous Wellington restaurants and foraging for ingredients in the countryside with his dogs.

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Austin, Texas

Episode 12: Tacos, BBQ, live music, and enough weird to keep you entertained for days. Plus guest Rick McNulty from KUTX tells us about his favorite place to eat, drink, and see live music. This week we’re in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas.

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The Sherry Triangle, Spain

Episode 11: The Sherry Triangle of Spain has sherry, of course, but also features some of the world’s best tapas restaurants, beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches, and stirring Flamenco performances.

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Liverpool, England

Episode 10: Liverpool has plenty of Beatle sites, but it’s also famous for pirates, rum, and a soup that kept British sailors’ stomachs full.

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Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada

Episode 9: Las Vegas is famous for casinos and mobsters and there’s still a few places where you can capture the glitz and glamour of old Las Vegas, but it’s not on The Strip. Instead, we’re heading to revitalized Downtown Las Vegas where you can still drop a quarter in a classic slot machine and get the best Thai food outside of Bangkok.

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Auckland, New Zealand

Episode 8: Auckland is the called the City of Sails so we spend some time on the water traveling to a wine island and then enjoy a dessert named after a ballerina. Plus, we visit the Hobbits!

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Rome, Italy

Episode 7: Rome is at the top of many foodie bucket lists for good reason. But, the best dishes in The Eternal City might be the most simple. Like a pasta dish made from only four ingredients. And a Jewish cake that was outlawed by the Pope.

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Lyon, France

Episode 6: The foodie capital of France isn’t Paris, it’s Lyon where traditional bouchon restaurants compete with French nouveau eateries. Then, we’ll pay a visit to The Little Prince and a Little Eiffel Tower.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Episode 5: In New Orleans we have a French donut, coffee popularized in France, and drink a French 75. But it’s not all about France because a famous sandwich from Sicily is still made in The Big Easy

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Catania, Sicily

Episode 4: An active volcano looms over Sicily’s second city of Catania where the locals eat a volcano shaped snack, dine on a pasta named after an opera and enjoy a dessert shaped like the breast of a martyred saint. And don’t forget to wear your red underwear on New Year’s Eve!

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Berlin, Germany

Episode 3: We visit the famous Christmas markets and sip some Glühwein, eat amazing street food with international roots, and check out some edgy street art.

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Episode 2: We get away from winter on the mainland for a tropical foodie adventure in Honolulu, Hawaii. Native grown chocolate, two ways to eat taro, and the best wine bar in Hawaii this week on Destination Eat Drink.

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Istria, Croatia

Episode 1: We’re off to the hill towns of Istria, Croatia to celebrate truffle season and try a beverage made with donkey milk and firewater on this week’s Destination Eat Drink.

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