Our Food Adventures

By Chris & Tiarra Kretzer

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Description

Chris and Tiarra, a Denver based couple whose life goals are to eat, travel and be together. They interview travelers, foodies, and chefs about the insights of their experiences. Each episode is filled with scrumptious food, great tips, and entertaining stories. Join Our Food Adventures Podcast to plan your next trip or to get away from everyday life.

Episode Date
Tokyo's Best Ramen Spots and Eating Over 300 Bowls a Year with Brian MacDuckston from Ramen Adventures
54:25
Our Guest

Brian MacDuckston moved to Japan 12 years ago to get away from his life draining job here in the States. His friend told him about teaching English in Japan and he immediately took that opportunity. After a few years in Tokyo, he started to get into ramen. He fell in love with ramen so much that he decided to create a blog dedicated to the ramen he eats while he resides there. He eats on average about 320 bowls of ramen a year and his blog has become so popular to where he became a ramen guide for those who travel to Japan. He currently is The Palace Hotel’s Ramen go to guy! 

In this episode, we dive into the different types of ramen, how it’s made, what it’s made of and where to get the best bowl you’ll ever have in your life!

What You’ll Learn
  • Where to get the best ramen
  • How ramen is made
  • How many different types of ramen there are
  • Proper etiquette when eating ramen
  • Etiquette while in Tokyo

Brian's Spots to Chow Down in Japan
-Kaede(TOKYO, SUGINAMI-KU, KAMIOGI 2-40-1)
-MENSHO (TOKYO, BUNKYO-KU, OTOWA 1-17-16)
-Kioritei (TOKYO, SHIBUYA-KU, UEHARA 1-42-4)
-Fukumaru (TOKYO, SHIBUYA-KU, HATAGAYA 1-9-6)
-Nakiryu (TOKYO, TOSHIMA-KU, MINAMIOTSUKA 2-34-4)
-Michi (TOKYO, KATSUSHIKA-KU, KAMEARI 5-28-17)
-Mitsui TOKYO, (TAITO-KU, NISHIASAKUSA 2-10-4)
-Hakata Issuitei (TOKYO, SHINJUKU, SHINJUKU 1-4-12)
-Kitaotsuka (TOKYO, TOSHIMA-KU, KITAOTSUKA 1-14-1)
-Sakurai (TOKYO, MUSASHINO-SHI, NISHIKUBO 2-15-27)
-Kashimura (TOKYO, MINATO-KU, SHINBASHI 2-10-2)
-Misato (TOKYO, SHINJUKU-KU, TOYAMA 2-33)
 
How to say recommendation in Japanese!
Osusume (oh-soo-soo-meh)
 
 
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We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
 
Jun 14, 2018
New Orleans’ Foodie Neighborhoods, Not Mardi Gras Season and Debunking Misconceptions With Nicole Caridad Ralston from Off the Eaten Path
47:41
Our Guest

Nicole Caridad Ralston is a food Instagrammer, Off the Eaten Path and also is a contributor/ community leader for Best Food New Orleans. With her being able to explore New Orleans through food, she has been able to fall in love with NOLA. Nicole has lived there for 6 years and has no intention to move away. She enjoys being able to show off and help others understand New Orleans on a different level.

This episode Nicole gives great recommendations to give any first timers the best experience.

What you'll learn
  • Where to get Beignets
  • How to say certain New Orleanian words
  • What to avoid in New Orleans
  • What to expect when traveling there 
 
Nicole's Personal Spots to Chow down
Lower Garden/Uptown:
-Take the streetcar Uptown to Audubon Park
-Surreys
-Lilly’s Vietnamese
-Mais Arepas
-Couli's
-DTB
-Cavan
-Stein's
-Wayfare
-St. James Cheese Co
-Dat Dog on Magazine St. Or Frenchmen St.

Mid City/City Park:
-Parkway Bakery (best Poboys).
-Beignets at Morning Call
-Bevi Seafood Co for seafood platters and boiled crawfish
-Taqueria Guerrero

CBD (Central Business District)
-Monkey Board rooftop for drinks or food
-Johnny Sanchez
-Happy hour at NOSH
-Hot Tin Bar (rooftop in lower garden district)
-Willa Jeans
-Aglio
-Cochon
-The Butcher
-Balise

French Quarter
-Beignets at Cafe du Monde.
-Coops Place
-Happy hour at SOBOU or Bombay Club
-muffuletta at Central Grocery
-Drinks at the carousel bar in Hotel Monteleone
-Check out the free PB&J and milk bar at Le Pavillion Hotel every night at 10 PM

Marigny/Bywater
-3Muses
-Coffee and pastries at Cafe Rose Nicaud
-Go to Bacchanal (this is a MUST DO -wine bar and amazing food & cheese plates & live music)
-Paladar 511
-Jazz & eat at Spotted Cat Food & Spirits
-Kebab and Pizza Delicious

Nicole’s recommendations of things to do
Lower Garden/Uptown:
-Stroll Magazine street (a MUST do for shops, restaurants, bars)
-Fleurty Girl Store
-Zele Store

Mid City/City Park:
-Walk the sculpture garden (free)
-New Orleans Museum of Art

CBD (Central Business District)
-Drinks and music at Ace Hotel rooftop

French Quarter
-Walk around Jackson Square
-St. Louis Cemetery number 1
-Stroll Royal Street for galleries, shops, music

Marigny/Bywater
-Stroll Frenchmen street for live music
-Crescent Park for the best river views
-Music & fun on St. Claude Ave: go to Hi Ho Lounge
-Kajuns is a fun karaoke bar near there too!
-Studio Be

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Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
Jun 07, 2018
Tropical Paradise, Swimming with Whale Sharks, and Crispy Pig Skin in Cebu, Philippines with Julie-Mae from IAMJMKAYNE
32:36
Our Guest

Julie-Mae is from Cebu, Philippines and currently lives in Dubai. She started a blog to talk about her many interests like her faith, family, love, travel, and food. She's captivated her audience with her adventures and with her everyday life. 

In this episode, she enthusiastically walks us through what her hometown is like and why you should travel there.

What You’ll Learn
  • What Cebu is like
  • What phrases to say when visiting there
  • Where to get the best crispy pig skin
  • How to stay safe in Cebu 


JM’s Spots to Chow Down in Cebu
-Mila's Lechon
-Zubuchon
-Lantaw
-Larsian

JM’s Personal Recommendations
-Canyoneering
-Whale Sharks
-Eat!

What to Say When in Cebu!
Thank you!-  Salamat
How much?- Tagpila
How are you?- Kumusta
Where is?- Asa ang
Take care!- Ayo Ayo / Amping 


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We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

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Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
May 31, 2018
Nigerian Cooking, Family Traditions and Taking Care of Family with Nma Okpara from Nigerian Lazy Chef
38:19
Our Guest

Nma, from Nigerian Lazy Chef, is an at-home chef who didn’t want to cook growing up. She grew up in Nigeria and moved to the states. As she got older and had children she realized that she would need to start picking up on her mother’s cooking traditions. Nma started to learn and develop her own flavors and started to love it. Her blog was started by Nma’s friend creating the website for her and telling her she needs to share her story and recipes. As Nma started to upload blog posts about herself and her cooking her following grew. 

In this episode, you’ll get to hear about some Nigerian cuisine, Nma’s beginning of her cooking life and about her advocacy for mental illness. 

What You’ll Learn
  • What Nigerian food is
  • What kind of spices go into Nigerian Food
  • Mental Health

Nma’s Nigerian Cuisine Recommendations
-Nigerian Jollof Rice 
-Nigerian Fried Rice
-Egusi Soup
-Afang soup
-Suya
-MoinMoin (bean pudding)
-Puffpuff
-Fried sweet and salty plantains
-Bole (roasted plantains)
-Spicy roasted fish 
-Nkwobi

Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
May 24, 2018
Real Chinese food, Hunting for Handmade Dumplings, and Living Countryside in Yangshuo with Amanda Roberts from 2 Americans in China
52:36
Our Guest

Amanda Roberts is an American who moved to China with her husband in 2010. They decided if they were going to move, it was going to be a BIG move. They are currently living in the countryside of Yangshuo, China and loving every minute of it. The scenery she gets to see every day, green pastures, giant mountains and birds chirping happily. They adopted their first child in 2016 and have been adventuring as a family ever since. Amanda has a minor in Chinese language, and wrote two books about dumplings. 

In this episode, she’ll walk you through what Chinese food is really like and dissolving the misconceptions of China.

What You’ll Learn
  • What Chinese food is like in China
  • What to do in Yangshuo
  • Reality of living in China
  • Where to find the best dumplings wherever you go in China

Spots to Chow Down in Yangshuo:
-Explorer
-Pure Lotus
-Monkey Jane Roof Top Bar
-Gan Noodle House
-Cloud 9

Recommended Things to Do:
-Li River Cruise
-Tour at 7-Star Tea Plantation
-Gaze upon Green Lotus Peak
-Visit Yangshuo Local Market
-Rock Climb in Yangshuo

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We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
May 17, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans Culture and Searching for the Best Beignets with Arianna Thayer from Been Thayer Done That
48:27

Our Guest
 
Arianna Thayer is a blogger originally from Baton Rouge. She moved to New Orleans 8 years ago and hasn’t left. She fell in love with the people, the culture and most of all the food. Her website Beenthayerdonethat.com offers an insight into New Orleans culture and food that will make you want to go immediately. 

What you’ll learn
  • The culture within New Orleans 
  • Where the food was influenced by
  • Places to eat and go to enjoy yourself
  • What Mardi Gras is
 
Arianna’s Spots to Chow Down
-Juan’s
-Mother’s
-Pizza Dominica 
-Acme Oyster Bar
-Sucre
-Cafe Beignet
-Creole Creamery
 
Arianna’s recommendations of things to do:
-WW2 Museum
-The French market
-Frenchmen street for music and dancing
-The Garden District for historic architecture
-Magazine for shopping and food
-Royal street for looking at art
 

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Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra

May 10, 2018
Bangkok, Street Food, and Learning to Travel with Kids with Sherri Pengjad from Thai Foodie
42:34
Our Guest

Sherri Pengjad from Thai-foodie.com runs a Thai recipe based blog from a small town in North Carolina. She fell in love with everything Thai ever since she tasted pineapple fried rice with her friend. With the yearn for more authentic Thai food, she moved to Bangkok and indulged as much as she could. She met her husband in Thailand and ended up moving her beautiful family back to the states. She missed the food and flavors of what Bangkok offered, so she decided to get cooking. She is now a Thai food chef and instructor who’s food can impress any Thai mother-in-law. She still loves to travel with her husband and her 3 small children as much as they can.

In this episode, we discuss what the food, the life, and the people are like in Bangkok and what it’s like to travel with kids.

What You’ll Learn
  • What foods to eat in Bangkok
  • What Bangkok is like
  • What it’s like traveling with children
  • Tips on how to make your trip with children easier
 Sherri’s Personal Recommendations for Bangkok
  • Amphawa Floating Market
  • Chatuchak Market 
  • Khao San Road
 Sherri’s Spots to Chow Down in Bangkok
  • Krua Apsorn
  • Ros Niyom
  • Som Tam Jay So
  • Paste Bangkok
  • Klang Soi
  • Chidlom Footloft
  • Siam Paragon

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 Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra

May 03, 2018
Unforgettable Cuba and Couple Goals with Jim and Christina from Mr. and Mrs. Romance
01:01:23
Our Guests
 
Jim and Christina, from MrandMrsRomance.com are based in Sydney Australia, but they travel to as many places as they possibly can. After meeting each other at random, they both realized they were meant for one another. The love they both share for traveling and how to experience life fueled their desire to share their stories with everyone. 
 
If you’ve ever wondered how to bring romance in every part of your journey or trip, Jim and Christina are the ones to listen to. They pride themselves on traveling as a couple and trying to find the romance in any way they can. In this episode, you’ll be able to look forward to fun rituals to spark that romance and their trip to Cuba that’ll make you want to pack your bags immediately.
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • Fun rituals to spark the romance
  • What to do in Cuba
  • How to travel as a couple better 
  • Where to stay in Cuba
 
 
Jim and Christina’s Personal Recommendations for Cuba
 
  • Havana: Rooftop bar at Hotel Ambos Mundos La Habana 
  • Vinales: Finca la Chiquitica organic permaculture farm is superb with enormous amounts of food and superb sunset views over the mountains and the valley.
  • Cienfuegos: El Tranvia is a restaurant dedicated to the old trams that used to run through the town. It’s a bit of fun and the food’s great.
  • Trinidad: There are plenty of bars, little hole-in-the-wall pizza places and things like that around Trinidad. We were also treated to a barbecue out on the beach, which, if you’re part of a tour group and you’re offered it, go for it. It’s really special.
 
Jim and Christina’s Recommendation for Your Stay
 
Cuban Adventures (International countries): http://www.cubagrouptour.com/ 
Cuban Adventures (USA): http://www.cubanadventuresusa.com/.
 

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-Chris and Tiarra

Apr 26, 2018
Roman Restaurants Every Foodie Needs to Visit with Maria Pasquale from Heart Rome
27:47

Our Guest

Maria Pasquale from Heartrome.com is an Italian-Australian food and travel writer. She’s written for CNN, USA Today, Telegraph, Fodor’s and has her own book called, “I Heart Rome." After deciding to drop everything in Australia, she was able to finally move to Rome. She not only, shares how Rome captivates you but also her personal favorite eats so you can get the best experience.

In this episode, we discuss with Maria the beauty of Rome and what will make your next trip to Rome one that you’ll never forget. Forget the travel guidebooks and listen to this episode!

What You’ll learn

  • 4 major types of dishes in Rome
  • Types of street FoodWhat to do in Rome
  • What to eat in Rome


Maria’s Spots to Chow Down in Rome

  • Da Enzo for Roman cuisine
  • Da Remo for Roman pizza
  • Giulietta for gourmet pizzaRomeo for cocktails
  • Regoli for some of best cakes in town
  • Roscioli cafe for the best club sandwich
  • Hotel de Russie for fancy Saturday garden lunch

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Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra

 

 

 

Apr 19, 2018
Spain, Bulgaria, and Romania for Your Summer Vacation with Nathan Aguilera from Foodie Flashpacker
40:59

Our Guest

Nathan Aguilera from foodieflashpacker.com is a food-based travel blogger based out in Mexico. He’s eaten through over 60 countries and is sharing his views on summering in Europe, his time as a food sport judge and dishes he recommends around the world and some that are not so tasty!

I know all of us want to know the new hot place to visit, the thing to eat and a great tip to make your trip better.  Well, this episode will shed a little a light from a well-seasoned traveler.

World Food Championships
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama


Summering in Europe Locations:
Madrid, Spain
Andalusia, Spain
Costa Brava, Spain
Romania
Bulgaria

 
What You'll Learn
  • Fun things to do in Europe
  • Great places to eat
  • What a World Food Championship consists of
  • Places to visit in Eastern Europe


Nathan’s Spots to Chow Down in Europe

  • Mercado San Fernando (Madrid, Spain)
  • Everything, especially octopus. (Anywhere in Spain)
  • Look for tapas restaurants with no English menus (Anywhere in Spain)
  • Barack & Szilva Étterem (Budapest)
  • Seychelles (Athens)
  • Çoko (Tirana)
  • Padam (Tirana)
  • Salt (Tirana)
  • Pavaj (Plovdiv)
  • Cosmos (Sofia)
  • Casa Guedes (Porto)
Nathan’s Recommendations for Eastern Europe
  • Seven Lakes Climb- Rila, Bulgaria
  • Plovdiv (Oldest Town in Europe)- Bulgaria
  • Melnik (wine country)- Bulgaria
  • Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Bucharest, Romania

 

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  • Message us through our website OurFoodAdventures.com.
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Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra

Apr 19, 2018
Our Love for Travel, Food and Why You Should Be Listening Every Week.
33:23

 

 

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-Chris and Tiarra

Apr 18, 2018