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10 Weird Facts We Learned at Belgium's French Fry Museum

Where: Bruges, Belgium
December 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

When you think of Belgium, what food comes to mind? Chances are your top three replies are chocolate, beer, and waffles. Add a fourth, however; Belgium is the originator of what we now call the "French Fry."

Bruges/Brugge, a historic town a train ride away from Brussels, is probably most recognized as the location of a Colin Farrell film. But tucked away in one of Brugge’s oldest buildings is an homage to the French fry, one of Belgium's proudest artifacts.

Fry stands in France and Belgium are like hot dog stands in New York City, as in all over the place. The Friet Museum (Vlamingstraat 33) covers the controversial history of this Belgian—not French—delicacy.

So, what did we learn after visiting?

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Food Worth Flying For: The Massaman Curry of Chiang Mai, Thailand

December 4, 2014 at 10:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

That croissant in Paris. The char kway teow in Singapore. That cup of hot chocolate in Perugia. This is Food Worth Flying For. In this new series, Jaunted's contributors share the foods they'd gladly fly around the world for (and probably already have).

There's no denying that Thailand is the proud home to some of the best curries in the world, so any itinerary should involve at least a little sampling of whatever curry is the favorite where you are. On my own most recent trip to Thailand I ordered a range of noodles and curries, but the one that most had me asking for more was a Massaman beef curry in the northern town of Chiang Mai.

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Oh Hey, So the TSA Does Allow Wrapped Gifts (and Pies) on Planes

December 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM | by | Comments (0)


Photo of a pie which successfully passed TSA inspection

Firecrackers? No. Entire roasted turkeys and baked pies? Yes and yes!

The TSA released their 2014 Holiday Travel Tips just ahead of Thanksgiving, but most of the notes best apply to the upcoming rush around Christmas.

For what seems like forever, we've always been told that wrapped gifts are not allowed in luggage because, inevitably, the TSA will have to open them to check their contents. Of course that made no sense considering the use of baggage scanners, but it seemed just one of many outdated security rules still idly enforced.

Cut to the 2014 tips, and the TSA clarifies this issue:

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Eater's 'Airport Dining Guides' are God's Gift to the Hungry, Harried Traveler

December 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Travelers love to gripe; it's part of the de-stressing regiment when it comes to traveling in a flying tin can, shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers. After all, there's so much to complain about, from security theater to bathroom hygiene, to crying babies before 6am flights. Still, one area in which airports have been considerably improving is the food court. It's not just Sbarro and Cinnabon any longer, and frowns are turning upside-down.

Our friends at the many Eater sites have cleverly rated and recommended eateries via their Airport Dining Guides for the major US (and 1 Canadian) airports, so you don't miss out on great BBQ or a better cup of coffee just because it's not next to your gate.

These guides, first introduced earlier this year, were just updated before Thanksgiving with the harried and hungry traveler in mind. We recommend bookmarking your favorite airport now, before you're flying home for the holidays with a grumble in your stomach:

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Why You Should Absolutely Order the Brisket on Alaska Airlines

December 2, 2014 at 8:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

Up in the air dining just got a little bit better aboard Alaska Airlines, as the carrier has called on a local celebrity chef for their newest in-flight menu.

Tom Douglas is well known in the Seattle area for restaurants like Etta’s, Lola, and our favorite of his restaurant empire—the pizza joint known as Serious Pie. He's also the winner of James Beard awards and is on the radio on a regular basis. It was only a matter of time before he was approached to translate his flavors for 35,000 feet.

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Food Worth Flying For: The Best Burger in All of Wine Country

November 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

That croissant in Paris. The char kway teow in Singapore. That cup of hot chocolate in Perugia. This is Food Worth Flying For. In this new series, Jaunted's contributors share the foods they'd gladly fly around the world for (and probably already have).

For years and year it was known as Taylor's Refresher, but now it’s called Gott’s Roadside. The name may have changed but the roadside restaurant and its “tray gourmet” has remained the same. Sure Napa Valley is known for its wine, the English muffins over at The Model Bakery, and that perfect pork chop at Mustards Grill; however, to us the burger and fries are the reason we continue to visit year after year.

We realize that there are best of lists from here to eternity when it comes to burgers, but we have to say our pick is the Western Bacon Blue Ring at Gott’s Roadside. The thing is topped with barbeque sauce, an onion ring, local blue cheese, pickles, red onion, and bacon—and all of those ingredients are doing their thing between a toasted egg bun.

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What to Eat in Vienna: 19 Foods That'll Rock Your World

Where: Vienna, Austria
November 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Vienna is so much more than Schnitzel.

It's also more than opera, Mozart, Empress Sisi, and Edelweiss on a mountainside. Vienna, Austria is a world capital of good eating, a fact that doesn't get nearly enough play. We'd almost rank it above Paris in terms of excellent culinary adventures, and we simply cannot narrow down our favorite Viennese flavors to a list of 5 or 10 items; nope, we have 19 must-try Vienna food and drinks to share with you.

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Economy Passengers are Tired of Measly Meal Trays

November 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Last week some great news for Economy passengers arrived from Down Under, as Qantas' introduced new meals for those flying in the back of the plane.

The Red Roo's overhauled menu includes more choices for in-flight grub via their Select on Q pre-order system, now with 50% larger meals and even special treats like ice cream snacks and a welcome drink. Meals not only do away with trays and feature more destination-based items (like BBQ beef sliders to North America and and full English breakfast to the UK), but they'll even surprise with items like a bread roll already infused with butter to eliminate buttery finger fumbling.

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Register Now to Run The Krispy Kreme Challenge

November 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

The cooler weather has finally arrived, and there are two options—well, we guess three options. Stay inside and watch television, fly somewhere warm, or train and prepare for a little athletic competition. We’re leaning towards the third and final option, as registration has opened for one of the country’s best races.

The Krispy Kreme Challenge takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 14, 2015, so there’s plenty of time to plan and prepare—and with the Valentine’s Day date maybe you can even find a romantic runner to share in the big day.

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Master the Menu at Vienna's Best Restaurants with These 7 Words

Where: Vienna, Austria
November 14, 2014 at 5:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

Vienna, cultural home of fine music, fine art and absolutely fine dining. A menu—excuse us, a Speisekarte—here goes far beyond the Wiener Schnitzel and Sacher Torte known around the world, but oftentimes the best dishes may be lost in translation.

To navigate the culinary scene in Vienna like a local (or at least, an educated beginner), take these terms to heart:

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Street Food Friday: This Azorean Staple is Cooked by Volcano

Where: Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
November 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

The ground-cooked Cozido of Furnas on the island of Sao Miguel

The island of Sao Miguel is the largest and most populated of the Azores, a chain of nine Portuguese-owned islands about two hours (via plane) from both Lisbon and Porto. Dairy products, grass-fed beef, and seafood are the top locally sustained food choices found throughout the islands, but the most dramatic dish in the Azorean culinary scene is found only in the small, volcanic town of Furnas in the highlands of Sao Miguel.

The Cozido das Furnas, or simply the Cozido, is a traditional dish that stems back to the early days of settlement on the island, when the natural heat of the volcanic terrain was used as an oven to cook food, such as fish, beans, and even cakes. That old-world process continues today for the Cozido, a word that translates to "baked," and the process is as much of an attraction as is its consumption.

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Four Travel Contests for Foodies to Enter Right Now

November 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are four vacation contests to enter right now that will get you a little fun with a side of food:

The Ultimate Tequila Adventure

We’re pretty sure scoring a free trip to Mexico would be awesome, but with a side of tequila tasting and touring it only gets better. You have until November 21 to enter, and hopefully you’ll be the big winner scoring round-trip airfare to Guadalajara, three nights accommodations, and a tour of four tequila distilleries—plus plenty of included meals at the best restaurants in the region.

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