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PREGO’S CHEF DE CUISINE, ALFRED NAPOTNIK’S PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH CRYSTAL

Crystal Chef Alfred Napotnik

“I’m from Wolfsberg in Carinthia, Austria, which is south, and close to the Italian border. When I was a kid, I was dragged by my parents almost every second weekend to Italy for lunch or a long weekend. So, there are certain things you remember as you eat them over and over. The taste of Northern Italy is part of who I am, and I love that I get to incorporate it into what I do every day…”

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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 6: TRADITIONAL ASIAN FLAVOR WITH A SAMOAN TWIST

Every Sunday after church, the people of American Samoa flock to the local shop for a feast. Taro root, plantain, coconut milk sauce and a host of fresh flavors meld on plates full of traditional comfort food. One central favorite is sapa sui, the Samoan iteration of classic Chinese chop suey and a staple in the island’s culinary customs…

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TREASURED ASIA UNESCO SITES NOT TO MISS, PART II

The treasured places in Part 2 of our “must-see” collection of UNESCO Site in Asia each meet more than one of these, earning their clout with profound significance. Visits to these incredible places mean literally tracing the footsteps of history. They have each played momentous roles in the development of civilizations and the natural balance of the world and continue to do so. And they’re certain to leave a lasting impression on your travels…

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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 5: TRUFFLES – THE BLACK GOLD OF PERTH

Black Périgord truffles are among the most expensive edible mushrooms in the world, and Western Australia is one of the world’s largest producers of them. In the latest episode of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” Jon explores some of Perth’s local foodie hubs in search of the best iteration of black truffles, as Prego’s Chef Alfred creates magic aboard Crystal Serenity.

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TREASURED ASIA UNESCO SITES NOT TO MISS, PART I

Ayutthaya

Of the 878 designated World Heritage Sites around the world, more than 100 are located in Asia, where Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will explore in 2020 and 2021. We’re sharing Part I of the must-see treasures of this beautiful region, highlighting sites universally acclaimed and prized for their representation of creative genius, testament to cultural traditions or civilizations, significance in architectural and/or human history and a host of other criteria put forth by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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