Pune’s growing culinary scene, an aspect worth exploring

106When on a tour of Pune, there are so many things that one can do.

Obviously, visiting the most prominent tourist spots remains the most popular activity, however, while in the city it is also worth taking some time out and explore the growing culinary scene in the city.

Often dubbed as Pensioner’s Paradise, Pune is a fast developing city and the developing culinary scene of Pune is unquestionably not in the mood to resign, yet. From being home to only a couple of nice eateries a few decades back from today, the business hub is presently overflowing with distinct advantages that additionally incorporate new options including home culinary specialists, food delivery at your door steps, and online portals, conveying their A-game to the table. It is obvious that the city is one of the top most visited places in India and the tourists count is as yet growing. Rich history, great culture, intellectual locals, beautiful surroundings, festivals, temperate weather, luxuries of modernity, great food, and others to include, it is simply hard to oversee Pune, when thinking about holidaying in India. However, before you get too excited and book the one of the next Delhi to Pune flights, or Ahmedabad to Pune train, etc. here are some of the best of Pune’s developing gourmet scene.

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The World’s Most Exciting Culinary Destination

105In the last decade, Peru has undergone a culinary renaissance.

While the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu have long been one of its greatest drawcards, right now many travelers are visiting one of South America’s most popular countries simply to eat.

Peru’s menu is inventive and incredibly diverse. Using what Pachamama (Mother Earth) gave them, the Peruvians have developed a cuisine incorporating the country’s three main geographical zones – the coast, the Andean highlands and the Amazon jungle – while blending influences from different cultures.

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5 Cardinal Rules of Culinary Gardens

104Cook up something great – herbs every gourmet needs

Why look any farther for fresh flavors than your very own garden? A culinary garden can be the ultimate inspiration for budding cooks and gourmet chefs alike. Like any recipe, start your kitchen garden with the basics. Think light, placement, planning. Place plants of similar size and water needs together, for example. You wouldn’t want your woody rosemary to crowd out your herbaceous chives. More tips to get you cooking…

5 Cardinal Rules of Culinary Gardens

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Culinary Travel in California’s Wine Country

103We think of California’s Napa Valley as one of the great wine centers of the world, but its other great boast is food. The Valley lies in the midst of some of the world’s most creative farmers and livestock growers, surrounded by an ocean of fish and the world’s most abundant variety of fruits, nuts, vegetables, artisan meats and rare foodstocks. In the restaurants and markets of the Valley, all this bounty arrives every day astonishingly fresh, often merely hours old.

Situated in the heart of all this abundance, it’s no surprise that Napa Valley has become one of America’s great culinary centers. Chefs love the area for the freshness and variety of its foods. The five million visitors who come to sample the wine country treats every year have created a bustling culinary scene.

It could be said that the better part of knowing a wine is knowing what food it goes with.

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Gourmet Food and Travel – Taking a Culinary Vacation

102When you think about gourmet food and travel you probably aren’t thinking of the reheated frozen food you were served on the plane. There are many choices available to those whose love of travel is equaled by their love of gourmet food. You can travel to an exotic (or romantic) location and take gourmet food cooking courses taught by well-trained chefs in top culinary programs (some are even offered on cruise ships.) You can also take a tour that allows you to visit a region and sample some of the area’s best cuisine-without doing any of the gourmet food cooking or preparation yourself. Before you buy that ticket, here is some basic information to get you started on your search:

If you love to cook gourmet food at home, you should definitely think about taking a trip to visit a culinary program abroad. There are all-inclusive travel packages which include your airfare, your accommodations and your courses all in one price. These tour groups are usually fairly small, so you get more personalized instruction. The courses can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. You may be able to set up courses through contacting a gourmet food cooking school directly, but you may not be able to get the deals on the airfare and accommodations. Some of the packages also include tours of the local area as well.

On the other hand, if you want to leave the gourmet food cooking to the experts, you can find tours which simply visit different areas, focusing on the local cuisine-with local sites of interest thrown in as well for good measure. Some of the more popular tours are the wine tours, the cheese tours and the chocolate tours. You can see how the food is made and you can sample it as well.

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