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Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder
Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. Previously a specialty food consultant in NYC, Janice is currently a SF-based culinary tourism writer who has wined & dined her way through 80 countries

Visit Ascona in Switzerland’s Italian Riviera

Many magical pairings are living proof that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Take milk and cookies as a bedtime snack…and what are shoes without socks or Angelina without Brad? Another case in point is the medieval town of Ascona, perched on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore, which shares the border of Italy and Switzerland. …

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Travel: San Juan Shiraz Wine Growing Region, Argentina

San Juan, “The land of Syrah,” may just be one of the best little wine areas you’ve never heard of. Hopefully, that’s about to change, according to the province’s Governor, José Luis Gioja. In terms of production, San Juan (located about 380 miles north of Mendoza) is Argentina’s second-largest wine region, with over half of its agricultural land devoted to vineyards. Most …

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Travel: 10 Things to do in Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Everyone knows that if you’re going to Asheville, a visit to the mind-blowing Biltmore Estate is mandatory, but did you also know that Asheville also offers a thriving arts and crafts community, a plethora of restaurants offering a cornucopia of international cuisine, a shopper’s paradise filled with various indie boutiques-many located in a beautifully restored Woolworth’s and a gorgeous walkable downtown filled with outstanding Art Deco, Beaux Arts …

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Greg Kinnear wins top honor at SLO International Film Festival

“This is really incredible,” actor Greg Kinnear said as he was presented the King Vidor Career Achievement Award on Saturday 12th March 2011 at San Luis Obispo’s International Film Festival’s award ceremony in California, USA. “I don’t have a real award already,” Kinnear mused as he held the trophy. “A lot of certificates but nothing that isn’t flammable.” Presenting the …

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