culinary travel

#FoodieFriday – Breadfruit

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 28, 2017
Breadfruit

This week’s #FoodieFriday is all about a fruit – breadfruit that is! Its starchy, potato-like consistency is high in protein and is rich in nutrients & vitamins. The question most often asked about this green-scaled beauty is whether or not it is really a fruit. Yes, the word ‘fruit’ is in the name but it’s not eaten like a typical fruit. For a long time, …

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Like Fine Wine, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Gets Better With Time

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2017
2017 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) did the unthinkable: it surpassed expectations of each and every attendee who had the opportunity to experience one (or all) of the events of this year’s culinary wine and spirits festival! The annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development took place from April 7-10, 2017 and featured an event lineup bursting with the …

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Ticket for One: Solo Travel to Chicago

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 4, 2016
Solo travel to Chicago

A little business mixed with pleasure influenced my solo travel to Chicago aka the Windy City! I always welcome the opportunity to explore new cities and experience the energy of new places. Imagine my excitement when a workshop brought me to this bustling city full of history, culture and some of the best culinary delights in the world. As the third most populous city in …

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At balterSTX, West Indian Contemporary Dining Shines

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 9, 2016

bal’ter v. to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy West Indian Contemporary Dining – a phrase you have to start getting used to in the culinary world and here on St. Croix, there’s only one place you can go to experience this dining style. balter St. Croix (purposely spelled with a lowercase ‘b’) is the big island’s newest addition to the …

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Decadent Sweet Sixteen for A Taste of St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 19, 2016
A Taste of St. Croix

Sixteen years ago, A Taste of St. Croix was born as a result of two local restaurateurs love and passion for food, culture & community. Now sixteen years later, the event hasn’t just survived but it has THRIVED! Over 2000 guests, more than 50 local chefs, restaurants, farms and caterers and 100 volunteers were on hand to experience the diversity and delectable delights of the …

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Happy New Year: Cruzan Foodie Style

Q the Cruzan Foodie - January 10, 2016
Cruzan Foodie New Years Greetings

Happy New Year to all my subscribers and followers! To kick off 2016, I compiled a list of places I am hoping to have the opportunity to explore during the year. Check out my “Happy New Year 2016” travel list. Can you guess which places I’ll be uncovering craft beer in? Do we have any travel destinations in common for 2016? Be sure to leave …

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Journey to Peru Gourmet 2015

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 12, 2015
Peru Gourmet Food Collage

Get whisked away to the country of Peru on the ultimate foodie journey in just one night! That’s certainly happened at Peru Gourmet 2015 Festival hosted by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday June 9th at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant in Miami, FL. In its 5th consecutive year, the Peru Gourmet Festival continues to raise funds to benefit various charities and nonprofit organizations …

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Cruzan Foodie 2015 Summer Festival Picks

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 30, 2015
'15 Summer Food Festivals

Summer time is here again and that means it’s food festival season in every corner and crevice of North America. Seasonal fruits are highlighted and showcased during festivals created in their honor such as strawberries, cherries, even lentils and asparagus (just to name a few)! Craft beers, BBQ & bourbon often come together during this time and makes for one-of-a-kind outings for you & your …

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