Hello! I’m Laura.

 

The Culinary Travel Guide is here to help busy prime-time women like you find the best local food when you travel.

As a Culinary Travel Professional (CCTP), I’ve had amazing food experiences all over the world. Now I’m on a mission to help you do the same.

My self-guided food walks and mini travel guides are designed to help you experience the highlights of a local cuisine in a short period of time – whether you’re on a stopover, layover, pre or post cruise extension, shore excursion, or weekend getaway.

I also share recipes collected on my travels, along with my best travel tips, inspiring stories, and gorgeous galleries.

Embrace Your Inner Adventurer

With my meticulously planned

self-guided food walks.

 

Whether you have a few hours on foot or a few days, I’m here to help you experience a new destination through the universal language of food.

I’ll show you ways to satiate your craving for new experiences, learn about the local gastronomy, satisfy your curiosity about the world, and just have fun.

And, of course, I’ll also show you where to find the best local food and drinks.

Because food is a big part of the adventure!

Self-Guided Food Walks

A delicious morning walk through Rome’s historic center where you’ll see some of the city’s most atmospheric sites, stopping along the way for espresso, prosciutto, gelato, and more!

Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Famous Landmarks: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain
# of Food Stops:  5
Distance: 1 km, allow about 2 hours
When:  Morning –  best time of day to begin the tour is 10:00 am

ROME: Pranzo   (Coming soon!)

A delicious afternoon walk through Rome’s historic center where you’ll see some of the city’s most atmospheric sites, stopping along the way for pizza al taglio, tiramisu, an aperitivo, and more!

Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Famous Landmarks: Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps
# of Food Stops:  6
Distance: 1 km, allow about 2 hours
When:  Afternoons –  best time of day to begin the tour is 1:00 pm

DUBLIN: Guilty Pleasures   (Coming soon!)

A delicious anytime walk through the City Center of Dublin where you’ll indulge in some of the city’s sweetest treats.

Neighborhood: South of the River Liffey
Famous Landmarks: Temple Bar, City Hall, Dublin Castle Grafton Street
# of Food Stops:  7
Distance: 1.5 km, allow about 2 hours
When:  Anytime

Channel Your Inner Nigella

With my collection of recipes from around the world.

Leave your passport at home with my delicious collection of world cuisine recipes.

I collect international recipes like some people collect shot glasses or spoons. They are, hands-down, my favorite souvenir.

Now I’m sharing them with you. So get inspired by south-of-the-border favorites like octopus tacos or traditional potato pancakes from a famous Irish restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar.

Travel the world without ever leaving your kitchen!

Fuel Your Wanderlust…

Irish Boxty

Recognized potato expert and owner of The Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, Pádraic Óg Gallagher shares his famous recipe for Irish Boxty pancakes.

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Irish Food Equivalents Around The World

Irish staples such as potato, bacon, and stew are hardly exclusive to Ireland, which means that should you leave the fair isle of beauty, you’ll be able to find some fantastic equivalents for traditional Irish food around the world!

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Chicken Normandy

Authentic French cooking without the fuss! Cookbook author Wini Moranville shares her recipe for Chicken Normandy with Calvados, apples, and cream.

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Iced Ginger Meringue

Carolyn Robb, the former personal chef to Prince William and Prince Harry, shares her recipe for Iced Ginger Meringue with Minted Tropical Fruit.

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