Author: Brenda C. Hill

German Beer Fest at the Black Forest Restaurant

Maralyn and I have enjoyed several authentic German dishes at this charming restaurant in La Cruz, Mexico. The staff, cocktails, music, European ambiance, and classic cuisine keeps us returning often. Now that Octoberfest is over, I’m looking forward to the winter beer festivals at Black Forest. Chef Wilfried serves crispy and juicy schnitzels, with all the trimmings, and ice cold German and Mexican craft beer. The staff does traditional dirndls as old friends gather from around the world. If you are near Puerto Vallarta, you will find your way to this cafe on Marlin street, in a unique local seaside fishing village.   German Beer Fest Brenda, Whether you like it high on wheat, hops or malt, foamy, creamy, light or dark – on Wednesday, November 15th enjoy these tasty brews here with us. We offer a beer tasting with our traditional German Hofbräuhaus Beer and our own private labeled Porter or American Pale Ale from German Brewmaster Siegfried Rothfuss. Or try a selection of Mexican craft beers from the Brewery of Colima and the Cervecería de Los Cuentos. Siegfried Rothfuss will join us on again this 15th of November to introduce you to the process of beer brewing and answer your questions. Please note that no beer is brewed at the event as this is a day long process. For the first time we also offer a wooden toolbox filled with beer, the perfect...

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How to Eat Well at the Airport – SmarterTravel

There are some surprisingly delicious food choices at several airports I have recently visited. I’ve always taken extra time for fresh crab in Baltimore, and recently discovered authentic Mexican in Denver and Albuquerque. Most dishes are offered with a glass wine or cold local craft beer. San Diego is a tasty example. The following short list will come in handy during your 2-3 hour layovers. Please tell us your favorite airport cafes to help to make travel more enjoyable.   Brenda C. Hill International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association Society of Professional Journalists California Writers Club Books By Hills Success With Writing Where And What in the World Brenda Hill is an Events Blogger with Amigos de La Cruz for the Vallarta Tribune. The weekly covers entertainment, art, culture, and news for Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta. If you would like to submit a guest post on food, wine or travel to Where and What in the World, we would be happy to feature your travel experience , drink, special wine tasting, or family or simply delicious recipe. If you go to submission tab, you will see how to submit, as well as have the opportunity of telling us if you would like to would like to be a regular contributor. When uploading a file for submission, you are also able to upload jpgs. Please feel free to put...

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Baja California Keeps Drawing Me Back

Something keeps bringing me back to Baja California. As a travel writer I enjoy discovering new places in the world. Yet, my most memorable journey in the past year was close to my own back yard. During the autumn harvest our group of seven food and wine lovers from IFWTWA (International Food Wine Travel & Writers Association) explored the Valle de Guadeloupe in Baja, California for several inspiring days in the warm sunshine. Fortunately we were offered the expert services of an excellent local guide and driver from the Ministry of Tourism of Baja, California. We all enjoyed this popular...

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Book Review: Chocolate Bliss by Susie Morris

Review by Brenda C. Hill The cover of this delectable book made me long for a big bite of a crunchy chocolate caramel truffle. Author and artesian chocolatier, Susie Morris, knows how to celebrate all things chocolate. How fortunate I was to meet Susie in person at the marketplace for International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association at the elegant Loews Resort on Coronado Island in San Diego. Susie’s infectious smile and enthusiasm enticed me to read her book. Like a compelling novel or a box of chocolates, I devoured it, cover to cover, in one night. As a pastry chef, Susie learned...

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Book Review: Flying Pans by Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas

Flying Pans  Two Chefs: One World By Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas Flying Pans is the best culinary book I have ever read. The Hill Team has researched hundreds of cook books, including a favorite by our old friend, Julia Child. We have also published two culinary books of our own about chefs worldwide. It is a special tribute to Chef Ron and Bernard that their book has been praised by Chef Mario Batali, as “a modern Masterpiece.” Chef Roy Yamaguchi points out what I love the most about this book. Flying Pans is far more than irresistible recipes and...

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