Antonio’s and Bruno’s, Amherst, MA

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New York, Chicago, Italy…these are pizza meccas. The very mention of any one of them and I’m overcome with phantom smells of mozzarella bubbling over an intense rose red sauce. Surprising maybe, that Amherst, Massachusetts is such a place for me.  But if anyone knows the pizzerias of my college town, it’s this girl. Most…

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My Favorite Places to Eat in Seattle

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Top Pot DoughnutsUnforgettable, freshly made old fashioned doughnuts. They’ll be the best you’ve had, and if you should find better, email me. “Savor the nostalgia and taste of a secret 1920s doughnut recipe in a gorgeous vintage environment” Try a bite of all 40 kinds. Bring friends. Portage Bay CaféExcellent breakfast menu and an even…

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Eating in Cancun, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres

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Typical breakfast included at many hotels and hostels in Mexico: 2 pieces of white bread toasted with butter and jam, orange juice, and coffee. Called the ‘Sooper Dooper’ at Buho’s restaurant in Isla Mujeres: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices bacon, toast, 2 small hotcakes. Even while traveling, I love to eat a big salad at…

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Unforgettable Meals in Puerto Viejo: Part 1

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Before arriving, I heard rumors of spicy, fragrant, and flavorful Caribbean cuisine in Puerto Viejo. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I begged Andie to spend her sun (and occasionally rain) soaked days here with me. Creamy coconut chicken, garlic butter drenched lobster, and spicy seafood stew beckoned me from this town deep in…

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Punta Uva Eats

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Ultra-limey guacamole with freshly fried tortillas Freshly squeezed watermelon juice Sea bass tacos with pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, and crisp greens Jamaican Margarita made from the juice of hibiscus flower alongside a coconut creamy pina colada Carrot and red cabbage slaw, curried chickpeas, shaved fresh beet, greens drizzled with sweet ginger sauce Saucy smoked…

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My Favorite Bakery: White’s Pastry Shop

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I thought for oh I don’t know, a sturdy five minutes about titling this post “Gratuitous Food Pornography” as my friend Andrew Scrivani might do [in a much classier, more respectable way]. But then I realized that, although overtly flashy, lustful, and hotly dramatic characters exist in my mind for both pornography and pastry, Google…

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Street Donuts Truck Seattle, WA

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My name is Andie and I’m an east coast baby. I was born with a Donut just meant for Dunkin’ In and around Massachusetts, boy oh boy, there are some donuts to be had. Had and loved and crumbled in between sips of steaming coffee. Cake or yeast-risen, all perfectly puffed and fried. They’re glassy…

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White’s Pastry Shop: Hingham, MA

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Two Thursdays ago was perhaps the happiest day of my life. Long story made mini, I signed a two book deal with Crown Publishing, a division of Random House.  I also squealed, cried, did a partial summersault, and told everyone at Starbucks that I loved them. My parents were over the moon and I I…

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