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A Nutella Round-Up for Nutella Day

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Happy World Nutella Day! We have written about several Nutella-concept shops throughout the world, and in honor of Nutella Day we wanted to do a little update on a few of these locations. We are sad to report that the Nutellerias  in Germany and Bologna may have closed, while there is a new Nutelleria location in Leiria, Portugal. Additionally, the Nutella concept store in NYC, which we first reported on in Fall 2014, now named Nuteria, has opened one location, and will soon open another [update: they are also being sued by Nutella’s parent company…]. If you are in the mood for some Nutella closer to home, there are certainly a lot of great recipes to tempt you, including these salted dark chocolate Nutella sandwich cookies from Faux Martha (pictured above). Nutella in both the cookie and the filling – seems pretty appropriate for Nutella Day. Or how about a Nutella babka?

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We’re on Instagram!

MiradouroAlcantaraWe figure we take plenty of pictures of our adventures – so we should put them to even better use. Follow ETW on Instagram here. Let’s be friends!

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LIS > MIA > ORD

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Palm Beach at dusk

We are finally back from our sojourn to Lisbon, and managed to fit in a weekend in Miami with friends and family along the way back to Chicago. While it’s nice to be back home, the sunny Florida scene pictured above makes us wonder if we really should have come back to brave another Chicago winter. Recaps of our Lisbon and Miami adventures coming soon!

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Lisbon Gastronomic Tour 2k15

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Back to the land of Pasteis de Nata

portugalWe are excited to be back in Lisbon, Portugal, one of our favorite culinary locations! One of our ETW team members has been in Lisbon for a week and has already indulged in the chouriço, cheese, olives, and our favorite: the pastel de nata (Portuguese egg tart), among other delights. However, now the second member of the ETW team is here – so the gastronomic adventures can really begin. Most importantly, how do our ratings for the best pasteis de nata in Lisbon hold up in 2015?

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Happy New Year Pig!

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Happy New Year from the German New Year’s Lucky Pig, the Glucksschwein!

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Happy 7th Birthday, ETW!

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ETW turned 7 years old this week – our little blog is growing up! We’re over half way through  all of the countries on our eating tour. Maybe by the end of 15 years we will have visited them all (in some form). Where should we go next?

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Chicago Gourmet Recap Coming Soon!

This wekeend L had the good fortune to attend Chicago Gourmet and cover it for Eating the World. Stay tuned for the recap with in the next few days. There will be a lot of pictures!

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Happy 1000th post to ETW!

So we’ve been at it a while here at ETW – just under 7 years, in fact – and as of today, we have reached our one thousand-th post! That calls for some celebratory pie, we think. In honor of this milestone, here are some random stats from our past 1000 posts. We’re looking forward to the next 1000!

5 Most Popular Posts (noting a trend for Puerto Rican and Macarons):

  1. Nutelleria – the all Nutella restaurant
  2. Battle Royale: Macarons
  3. The Best Macarons in Paris
  4. Puerto Rico: Pan de Mallorca
  5. Eating Puerto Rico: Mofongo with the locals

Top 5 Countries our visitors come from (in terms of # of visits):

  1. US
  2. UK
  3. Canada
  4. France
  5. Germany

Countries that have only visited ETW once:

  1. Marshall Islands
  2. Sierra Leone
  3. Greenland
  4. Djibouti
  5. Bhutan
  6. Vatican City

 Most popular tags on ETW:

  1. Brazil
  2. Portugal
  3. Italy
  4. Mexico
  5. France

 

Parson's Chicken and Fish Pie

Bang Bang Key Lime Pie at Parson’s Chicken and Fish in Chicago

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Off to London!

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Fellow British Explorer, Paddington Bear

Off to London, with mini stopovers in Brussels and Copenhagen. If you have any recommendations, let us know! See you in a few weeks!

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London Calling

EnglandWe are on our way to London at the end of this week, with brief stopovers in Brussels and Copenhagen. We are excited to go to afternoon tea, sample international cuisine (especially Indian food), and amble around the food markets. We are also very excited about sampling some fine British cheeses! What are your favorite places to eat in London?

The Luardos Food Truck in London

The Luardos Food Truck in London

 

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Coming Soon: The North Clark Street Taco Crawl in Chicago

Mexico FlagWe recently returned from a trip to Mexico, where our love for tacos (particularly, Tacos al Pastor) grew ever stronger. Our favorite taqueria is in Pilsen, but sometimes you just get a taco craving, and driving all the way down to 18th street isn’t feasible. So we decided to give the North Clark Street corridor in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago a thorough exploration for tacos. You know, we feel pretty badly that we have ignored this teeming avenue as a spot for Mexican food for so long. However, slowly but surely, we are stating to explore the area, and with good reason – practically every 4th storefront is a taqueria! Do you have any favorites in the North Clark area you can recommend (especially for al pastor)?

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Post World Cup Wrap-Up

brazilSo the World Cup is over, and it has been quite a ride! While we are sad the Brazil went out the way they did, we were excited to share lots of food links and recipes from the countries featured in the Cup. And of course, we enjoyed the opportunity to feature Brazilian food in all of its glory. And there was some measure of victory, because Salvador’s famous Baianas won the right to sell the emblematic street food acarajé outside Fonte Nova stadium (a rare victory against FIFA)!

Baianas FIFA

 

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Getting ready for the Copa do Mundo / World Cup!

The World Cup is almost here! In honor of this global event, we are looking forward to cheering on the Brazil and US teams and sharing some of our favorite stories and dishes from around the globe. Also look for special coverage about the food scene in Brazil, we still have a lot to cover from our time there! 719px-WC-2014-Brasil.svg

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Headed to Mexico City and Oaxaca!

Mexico FlagThe eaters are headed to Mexico on a culinary adventure! We start out in Oaxaca, where we plan to enjoy the slower pace of life while enjoying our fill of moles and chocolate. We are even signed up for a cooking class just outside of Oaxaca! Next, we are off to Mexico City where we plan to eat as much street food as possible, and perhaps soak in a little cafe culture. We are excited to share our newly-found foodie knowledge with you when we get back. Any last minute suggestions are also welcome.

Oaxaca Market

Oaxaca Market by Nunavut

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On our way to Key West

Key Lime Pie in Key West

Key Lime Pie in Key West by Wendy Smith

We had a great two weeks in Miami – unfortunately we were so busy with work there wasn’t much time to post. We are off to Key West for the weekend, home of Key Lime Pie. Though we are not looking forward to returning to cold weather on Sunday, we are excited we will get to share our culinary Miami adventures with you when we return.

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Escaping the Snow in Miami

Apparently, Florida is the only state in the US currently without snow. Well we are certainly sick of snow here in Chicago, so we are excited to get away. We are headed to Miami today for a two-week business trip, though we plan to eat as much as we can there (especially on Calle Ocho in little Havana), and drink a lot of coffee, too. Anyone have any last-minute recommendations? We really hope to get some Bolivian and Nicaraguan food.

Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho Rooster by Maya83

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Cuisines of the seven countries making their Olympic debuts

OlympicFlagThough we started off the Sochi Olympics by covering Russian food, the Olympics are perfect time to highlight food from all around the world. The US, Canada, Russia and Northern European are usually heavy hitters in the medal count because they are COLD, however, many other countries are making winter Olympics appearances, including seven for the first time ever.  Check out the Olympic Teams from each of these countries – ParaguayMaltaTogoTongaZimbabweDominicaEast Timor – and get ready for ETW posts featuring national dishes and other foodie delights from each of these countries in the coming weeks.Olympic-Cookies

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San Juan Icon La Bombonera Closes

Flag of Puerto RicoWhen we went to San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of our favorite places to eat was the stalwart La Bombonera, an excellent place to grab a pastry and while away the time. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that it has recently closed! There was talk of re-opening but it seems unlikely. Sad day for pastry-lovers in San Juan.

La Bombonera

La Bombonera in San Juan by John Picken

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Going to Miami!

We’re taking a weekend trip to Miami for a friend’s wedding. So we’re not going to go the obvious route by posting the Will Smith music video for “Miami” here, but we are soliciting your opinions and recommendations for food in Miami. If you are an avid reader of this blog, you know that we are looking for cheap, international food! We are going for a wedding, and we will have about 1.5 days for munching. What do you recommend?

Miami Food Trucks

Miami Food Trucks by Miamism

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone is having a fun/relaxing/festive/delicious start to 2014!

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