Food: All’Osteria Bottega – Bologna, Italy

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All’Osteria Bottega, Bologna, Italy. April 2015.

A quaint place just outside the crowded areas of Bologna, with homey food that’s traditional Bolognese

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36-month aged parma ham with pear ❤

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Tortellini in brodo (ultimate comfort food)

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The Bolognese don’t call it Bolognese, just tagliatelle con ragù

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Rustic style baby pigeon, cooked to perfection

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A strange but traditional Bolognese pudding dessert

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And another nutty cake thing. Dessert was not the strength of the meal :))

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All’Osteria Bottega is at Via Santa Caterina, 51, 40123 Bologna, Italy

+39 051 585111

Food: Chocolatería San Ginés – Madrid, Spain

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Chocolatería San Ginés, Madrid, Spain. April 2014.

We set out to try the well-reviewed chocolate con churros of San Ginés, located in a side street somewhere in Madrid. When something gets good reviews online, it always hikes up the expectations a bit, try as we might to be unadulterated by them. I’ve found that often, online reviews can be unreliable and lacking in comprehensiveness. How can you know that what is purported online matches your standard or criteria? So, although my sister and I use online reviews as a sort of jumping-off point for trying out different food places, I’ve also experienced being let down a lot, and unfortunately, the chocolate con churros of San Ginés falls short of whatever praise people were bestowing it online.

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Food: Crêperie Brocéliande – Paris, France

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Crêperie Brocéliande – Paris, France. January 2015.

On the search for some good, cheap, neighborhoody crêpes (like Crêperie Josselin which we tried in 2013), we now ventured beyond Montmartre to try Crêperie Brocéliande, a tiny place in a cute little street, with more than a few tourists lined up inside.

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The street where it’s on

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