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2 Days in Bordeaux: What to Eat and Drink in Bordeaux

Known for its wine, Bordeaux, the second largest city in France behind Paris, is a great place to immerse yourself in French culture, wine and enjoy some French food, especially the cheese. Here’s everything you need to know for a fantastic 2 days of food and wine in Bordeaux Regional Products to Try in Bordeaux In addition to its location along the Garonne River, Bordeaux is also not far from the Atlantic Coast.  This means in addition to the great … Read More

How to Enjoy the Best of French with this Easy Mushroom Brie Toastie

Our mushroom brie toastie combines delicious caramelized onion and mushrooms on butter and mustard-flavored toasted baguette slices. Easy tasting French!. So, upon returning from Bordeaux, I was walking in our local neighborhood when we came across a neighbor giving away excess tarragon. This instantly reminded me of our trip to Bordeaux, as tarragon is commonly used there. And so, I just had to make a bruschetta-like toastie featuring some favorite French ingredients. Brie, tarragon, mustard and caramelized onions. If you … Read More

How to Plan the Perfect Visit to La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

One of the many reasons to visit the French city of Bordeaux is to enjoy the wine.  If you are a fan of French wine, new to wines or just trying to learn more about wines, a visit to La Cite du Vin will further your knowledge. Often referred to as the Musee du Vin, or Museum of Wine, or the City of Wine, the Cite du Vin museum opened in June 2016 and has been growing in popularity since.  … Read More

A Malaysian Banquet Featuring Famous Malaysian Dishes

It’s time for another Compass & Fork dinner party! Here is a banquet of famous Malaysian dishes featuring laksa, noodles, creamy chicken curry and dessert. Welcome to another Compass & Fork Dinner Party menu, this time featuring a banquet from the culinary diverse nation of Malaysia. Diverse, because of the many culinary influences at play in Malaysia. With Georgetown, Penang being a major, colonial trading town, people from around the region flocked to Penang for the employment opportunities. Bringing their … Read More

Don’t You Want to Know All About Pengat Pisang?

Pengat pisang is a classic, Malaysian dessert and is easy to make. Our version of this creamy and maybe indulgent dessert comes with a surprise ingredient. Our pengat pisang recipe is quick to make and features sago, a wonderful ingredient which helps thicken this creamy, slightly sweet dessert featuring banana and mango. Pengat pisang (banana) is a dessert you will find throughout Malaysia. It’s a creamy combination of fruit that is a little sweet without being over the top, thanks … Read More

Tours for Independent Travelers Who Hate Tours

It might seem a little odd writing a post about tours for independent travelers, but there are times when a tour can be a great alternative to independent travel. So what do you do when you don’t want to go it alone? Times when a tour might be a great alternative to traveling independently: Short on time to research your trip Short visit at a destination Specialist interests Language or cultural challenges Limited transportation options Remote locations Specialist equipment needed … Read More

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