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In school, our final project was to go to a food destination and spend 3 weeks to a month immersing ourselves in the food and culture of that place.  I was blessed enough to be able to go to Spain for my trip and it was the most amazing experience of my life.  For three weeks we traveled all over Spain to experience all it had to offer.  We visited over 14 wineries and everything from a artisan cheese maker, to nuns who sold homemade baked goods out of their convent, to a iberica farm and ham producer.  I now have such a appreciation for a new culture and their way of life.  We went to a 2 michelin start restaurant and after lunch service he went home and had a sista, un heard of for chefs here in America.  All this being said, I think this was the ultimate culinary vacation.  What has your ultimate culinary vacation been?  OR what would your ultimate culinary vacation be?

 

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I like simple, honest food.

In Texas, that means smoked brisket and sausage.

The brisket of my dreams is http://franklinbarbecue.com/about-franklin/ and we will sometimes drive up on Friday and get in line early Sat am.

Can we get good 'q closer to home?

Of course, but a visit to Austin is not complete without a Saturday nite spent buckle polishing here... http://www.brokenspokeaustintx.com/

 

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I know this was not the assignment, Robbie, but have not eaten today and just drove past our local hole in the wall (ice house) and my car window was down, lol.

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I like simple, honest food.

In Texas, that means smoked brisket and sausage.

The brisket of my dreams is http://franklinbarbecue.com/about-franklin/ and we will sometimes drive up on Friday and get in line early Sat am.

Can we get good 'q closer to home?

Of course, but a visit to Austin is not complete without a Saturday nite spent buckle polishing here... http://www.brokenspokeaustintx.com/

 

mimi

 

I know this was not the assignment, Robbie, but have not eaten today and just drove past our local hole in the wall (ice house) and my car window was down, lol.

Flipflopgirl,

 

No I love it!  A culinary vacation does not always have to be far from home or have to be a multiple day ordeal.  Sometimes the short, sweet, and simple things are the best.  I am going to have to check out your recommendations, I live in Houston!

 

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post #4 of 17

FlipFlopGirl if you're willing to drive a little extra, Coopers BBQ in Llano is absolutely out of this world.

 

 

For my ultimate food vacation, I would have to lean towards London, Paris, and Italy.   Such a large collection of excellent restaurants, Michelin starred and otherwise, that I could eat something different every day for a month and still have new items on my "must try" list. I cant say I've been on this yet, although one day...

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I dream of a summer farmers' market vacation from the Northeast west to Seattle, then down the west coast and back east through the southern states.

Meander our way east stopping at several Saturday and Sunday farmers markets and maybe catch a mid week or two on the way west.

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Food lover...been there!!

We drive thru Llano on our way to our deer lease and go a bit out of the way to eat there (as well as getting a lb or 10 to go)!

Have ya'll (Robbie and Foodlover) ever read one of Texas Monthly's annual  "best barbeque in Texas" issues?

Guaranteed to make the new places jump the shark, lol!

 

mimi

 

County Line is a chain, but I love to go to their lake location (smoked prime rib goes fast and the app meat in bucket with bread, butter and sauce is second on my list).

Altho still looking for the lake, all I can see from the backporch is an ofttimes dried up creek, lol)

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I dream of a summer farmers' market vacation from the Northeast west to Seattle, then down the west coast and back east through the southern states.

Meander our way east stopping at several Saturday and Sunday farmers markets and maybe catch a mid week or two on the way west.

Ah, farmers markets are the best, you can find such unique and fun products there!

 

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In the US I think foodnfoto hit on probably one of my dream food vacations, traveling down the West coast from Washington, through California wine country, ending up in Southern California. I've considered hitting South Carolina for low country coastal food and then work up into the foothills for BBQ, and that would be a very realistic adventure for me considering I'm in Florida.


Outside of the US, I think I would love to visit India and hit as many of the regions as possible, experiencing the variations in their food and culture. Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines and I've spent a good amount of time learning the techniques but to live it, smell the spice markets, meet the people would be really wonderful.

 

In the thought of India and diverse cultures, here is a beautiful video that was filmed all over the world with individual musicians all collaborating together on an Indian folk tune called Chanda Mamma. New Orleans representing for the US!

 

 

 

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In the US I think foodnfoto hit on probably one of my dream food vacations, traveling down the West coast from Washington, through California wine country, ending up in Southern California. I've considered hitting South Carolina for low country coastal food and then work up into the foothills for BBQ, and that would be a very realistic adventure for me considering I'm in Florida.


Outside of the US, I think I would love to visit India and hit as many of the regions as possible, experiencing the variations in their food and culture. Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines and I've spent a good amount of time learning the techniques but to live it, smell the spice markets, meet the people would be really wonderful.

 

In the thought of India and diverse cultures, here is a beautiful video that was filmed all over the world with individual musicians all collaborating together on an Indian folk tune called Chanda Mamma. New Orleans representing for the US!

 

 

 

I agree, India would be one of the places I would go to.  It is so diverse and the food is amazing.  Maybe someday...

 

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Im going to eat and drink my way thru Bavaria, Austria and northern Italy this summer. Lunch at the Sacher hotel in Wein, with a nice fresh slice of Sacher torte for dessert. Eating at a place like that islike steping back into the 1880's. A midnight dinner and drinks on the San Marco in Vennice, magical, taking the kids this time.
post #11 of 17

France. All France, the big cities, the campagne, the midlands, the coasts.

I should spend about six months learning the language (don't even imagin going to France without speaking a basic French) but that's my dream culinary trip.

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post #12 of 17

san sebastian? great food , surf, and in spain! 

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My dream has always been to eat my way around the entire Mediterranean Sea coast. All of it. 

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san sebastian? great food , surf, and in spain! 

Ah...Pirate chef, San Sebastian is beautiful.  The food, the scenery, and the overall ambiance is amazing.  You can walk through the streets and hit 10 tapas restaurants that just make you fall in love with the place.  Very relaxing and awesome night life as well.  Great clubs, right on the beach.  Be prepared to start your night out late thought, dinner at 10-12 people don't even show up to clubs until about 2:30-3:00am it is really interesting.

 

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post #15 of 17

Margaret River, Western Australia

 

If you ever have the chance to come Down Under,  forget Sydney, Melbourne,  Great Barrier Reef.  Get your wings on and fly a bit further to Margaret River.  Beautiful landscape, coastland, vinyard and wineries,  restaurants,  world class.  Grab yourself a car and tour for at least a week, it'll take you that long to explore at least.

 

I went...some of my best foodie memories stem from that gorgeous place.

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Margaret River, Western Australia

 

If you ever have the chance to come Down Under,  forget Sydney, Melbourne,  Great Barrier Reef.  Get your wings on and fly a bit further to Margaret River.  Beautiful landscape, coastland, vinyard and wineries,  restaurants,  world class.  Grab yourself a car and tour for at least a week, it'll take you that long to explore at least.

 

I went...some of my best foodie memories stem from that gorgeous place.

I love the little secret places.

 

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France. All France, the big cities, the campagne, the midlands, the coasts.

I should spend about six months learning the language (don't even imagin going to France without speaking a basic French) but that's my dream culinary trip.

Ordo, France is definitely an awesome pick!  There is such a rich culinary culture there.  What is your favorite thing about French food and technique?

 

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