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Recipes from the Road:
Tarte Tatin

As they didn’t have an oven, the Tatin sisters had to cook this classic French apple tart on a stove. more…

Loire Valley History Lesson

Dotted with châteaux (castles) and besought by war, the history of the Loire Valley is long and involved. more…

Recipes from the Road: Orecchiette Recipe

The absolute favourite pasta dish of the Pugliese, orecchiette comes from the cucina povera tradition. more…

Insider’s Guide to Dijon

We’ve asked the seasoned (and extremely well-travelled) experts in our nearby Beaune office to apply their expert eyes to Dijon, and compiled a B&R-inspired list of things to see and do that you won’t find in a travel guide. more…

French Wine Pairing:
Dessert & Cheese

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some tips for dessert and cheeses. more…

French Wine Pairing: Main Course

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some guidelines to get you started with your main course. more…

French Wine Pairing:
First Course

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some guidelines to get you started with your first course. more…

Safety on The Slow Road

While it’s true that anything can happen on the road, following a few simple guidelines will keep you prepared for whatever you encounter. more…

Vines 101: Puglia Wine

Very few people know that Puglia produces more wine than any other region in Italy. more…

Insider’s Guide to Paris

Our seasoned trip planners compiled a B&R-inspired list of things to see and do in Paris that you won’t find in a travel guide. more…

Insider’s Guide to
Buenos Aires

Our seasoned trip planners compiled a list of B&R-inspired things to see and do in Buenos Aires that you won’t find in a travel guide. more…

Parla Italiano?

A couple hints on pronouncing the Italian language and a few key phrases which, once mastered, will help you sound like a true paisano. more…

Where to Eat: Brindisi Restaurants

You can’t really call yourself a cultural adventurer if you don’t embrace the local food and drink. Here, we recommend a few places to do just that. more…

Immersion Kit: Tuscany

Few other regions have contributed as much to our modern-day conception of Italy as Tuscany. more…

James Boyd’s Andalucia

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Photographer and B&R Guide James Boyd among those who have been romanced by Andalucian culture, captivated by its history and charmed by its people. more…

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Burgundy: Fine Wine and So Much More

Wine may be the lifeblood of Burgundy, but the appeal of one of the world’s top wine regions runs even deeper than its vines. more…

Top 10 Tasting Menu

Consider some of the enticements that our many winter destinations are ready to dish up when you’re prepared to visit. more…

Prized Pics

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For those who have an eye for adventure, just a reminder that our annual B&R Photo Contest is now accepting submissions.
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Picturing Puglia

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Count the quietly compelling allure of Puglia as prime opportunity to discover an entirely fresh and oh so flavourful side of Italy. more…

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Great Guidance:
Italian Ambassadors

Link, catalyst, connector, advisor, tutor, guru and guardian, our B&R guides for Italy can be many things to many people. more…


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