Classic British “Fruit Machines” Go Mobile

While sharing some commonalities with slot machines, a fruit machine is distinctively British and has been a popular fixture in the United Kingdom for decades. The term “fruit machine” was derived from machines released by The Bell-Fruit Gum company that dispensed gum as prizes. In fact, the BAR symbol, which is still used today, was […]

Mofongo: A Puerto Rican Take on Plantains

Widely available and a favorite of tourists and locals alike, mofongo, in simple terms, is a dish of mashed plantains filled with vegetables, chicken, beef or seafood. Though mofongo, as it is known today, is traditionally Puerto Rican, it is widely believed to be derived from the island’s African influenced history and a riff on […]

Quebec’s Traditional Meat Pie: Tourtière

Tourtière, traditionally enjoyed around the Christmas and New Year holidays, is a savory, spiced meat pie enveloped in a flaky puff pastry crust. Customarily filled with minced pork and seasoned with holiday spices such as clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, the tourtière has origins in the province of Quebec that can be traced back to as […]

Paris’ Famous Steak Frites at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

Opened by Paul Gineste de Saurs in 1959, Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, is a popular Parisian bistro focused around a single dish, steak frites. Upon entering the restaurant, which is overseen by an all-female waitstaff dressed in traditional black and white servers uniforms, you will be seated, presented a sliced baguette and a wine list […]

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