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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA IS THE PLAYGROUND OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Vancouver, British Columbia

There is a saying that one cannot be all things to all people. This may be true, but Vancouver, British Columbia certainly does its best to defy this logic. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself, as you gaze at the endless blanket of evergreens that cloak the mountains and reflect off of the icy still water, that you’re in one of the western hemisphere’s most culturally rich and industrially savvy metropolises…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: HALIBUT TOPPED WITH CRAB

Chef Jon Ashton's Halibut recipe

Besides being one of the most naturally spectacular regions in the world, the Pacific Northwest is home to a thriving fishing and crabbing culture, literally feeding its tourism and local appeal and making mouths water from ship to shore. This week, Chef Jon Ashton’s halibut recipe is on the menu as we imagine ourselves sailing through the passages and inlets of Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau and other hubs of the Pacific Northwest, dining on our favorite seafood in Waterside…

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LUCKILY, IT’S NOT SUCH A LONG ROAD TO THE TIPPERARY COCKTAIL

Tipperary Cocktail

A man walks into a bar… So many great tales and riddles have begun with these words, as well, as it turns out, one of our favorite cocktails. The story goes that a guest entered bartender Hugo R. Ensslin’s New York City bar in 1916 humming “It’s a Long Road to Tipperary” and ordered a drink. The song was an anthem of soldiers in World War I longing to return home from the front to Ireland’s charming County Tipperary. As you mix this week’s recipe below, perhaps sing to yourself and dream of future journeys to the Emerald Isle. Until then, sláinte!

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DISTINCTLY DUBLIN DOS AND DON’TS

Dublin, Ireland

In Dublin, you’ll find rolling green countryside, posh boutiques and restaurants, ancient castles and surrounding mountains. Shop for fine, locally produced wool scarves and sweaters, wander the grounds of 800-year-old Dublin Castle, explore Phoenix Park and its 1,700 acres of pristine beauty and wet your whistle at one of the 666 pubs in the city. Of all the things to do in Dublin, there are a few things not to do, as well. We’re sharing some tips to keep you on the right track and in the best spirits during your visit…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: ONE POTATO, TWO POTATOES…

Chef Jon Ashton Potato Recipes

This week, Chef Jon Ashton is preparing two of the most tried-and-truly delicious versions of classic spuds. One wonderfully roasted to crisp perfection and flavored with thyme, parsley and rosemary; the other mashed with cream and butter and perfectly decadent. Whether Sunday supper or a Thanksgiving holiday, one of these two potato specialties (or both, really) need to be on your table…

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