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January 12, 2012 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Jan12
Machu Picchu, Peru

There may be a chill in the air, but that’s no reason to stay in and hibernate. All across Europe, people are gathering, finding unique ways to fend off the cold of winter. In many European nations, the onset of the New Year marks the beginning of Carnival Season. Italy is no exception, and though the nation boasts scores of… Read More

December 16, 2011 in Culinary France / (0) comments

Dec16
Machu Picchu, Peru

Chestnuts are a classic ingredient for festive holiday celebrations. The seasonal delicacy can be used in stuffing and custards, or can be enjoyed roasted, all on their own. Chestnuts are prominent in recipes throughout Europe at this time of year, especially in Southern France where their harvest is celebrated fervently with countless creative and inspired dishes. Get in the spirit… Read More

December 15, 2011 in France / (0) comments

Dec15
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It was on this day, December 15, that Alexandre Gustave Eiffel came into the world. Born in 1832, “The Magician of Iron” would ultimately be responsible for designing some of the most iconic structures ever made, including his pièce de résistance, La Tour Eiffel. Raised in Dijon, Eiffel left his home in eastern France for Paris in 1852 when he… Read More

December 14, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Dec14
Machu Picchu, Peru

Whether its lighting candles, decorating trees, or adorning one’s house with paper lanterns, international holiday traditions are as varied as they are ubiquitous at this time of year. Throughout the world, each celebration is generally accompanied by a number of smaller, yet equally notable holiday rituals. Here are just a few of the many ways to celebrate this year. In… Read More

December 06, 2011 in Czech Europe More Europe Slovenia Recipes / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Yesterday, December 5, was the 220th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg Austria, the prolific composer began playing at age three and was writing and performing complete works of music by his fifth year. Influenced by his father, young Mozart spent a good deal of his youth Touring Europe, astonishing audiences… Read More

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