Belgium produces the most delicious and exquisite chocolate pralines in the world. Full stop. Our top five favorite sources for Belgium chocolate. (via

An Obsession for Belgian Chocolate

First, a confession. I am of Swiss ancestry. My husband is Belgian. To say that chocolate is of importance to our very essence is a serious understatement. But whose nation’s chocolate reigns supreme? The heated discussions on this topic over the years have tested our time together as a married couple. Belgian! No, Swiss! No, …

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Italy does so many things right, like coffee and ice cream. Where to find the best cappuccino and best gelato in Rome. (via

The Best Cappuccino and Gelato in Rome

I’ve often wondered how Italians became ‘the’ global coffee cognoscenti. After all, no coffee beans grow in Italy. They’re imported from the tropics, then roasted, ground, and consumed in Italy in vast quantities. Similarly, the Italian love of gelato is understandable, yet how did it become a worldwide phenomenon as well? It’s the ritual of coffee …

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