Greenlandic cofee: The best cure for cold weather?

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Iliminaq, Greenland (CNN) — Thought you knew what your favorite winter drink is? Wait until you try Greenlandic coffee.Greenland's cold weather cure is like an Irish coffee, except more Irish! And like everything in Greenlandic culture, this lovely mixture comes with a story that's just as delicious.The recipe?Hot coffee is mixed with whiskey, Kahlua and Grand Marnier then covered by an Arctic heap of whipped cream.The drink is usually served after dinner along with a local legend or a tale about the Inuit people's closest thing to a deity -- the Mother of the Sea. But the most common story about Greenlandic coffee is that it is "the whole of Greenland in one mug." The whiskey is supposed to represent all the "rough" parts of the country: its men, its…
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Australian cuisine: 26 foods expats miss the most

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(CNN) — There are countless things about our homeland that Australians miss after moving abroad: the magnificent landscape, the laid-back lifestyle and that endless blue sky, to name a few. But something as simple as a trip to the supermarket can leave us expats -- according to some reports there are an estimated one million of us -- feeling desperately homesick. While some foods are the result of cultural influences, such as the Chiko Roll, there are others that are uniquely Aussie, like Golden Gaytime ice cream. So which foods do expats crave when they are away from home? We've rounded up the A-Z of Aussie favorites right here:A: Aeroplane Jelly Introduced in 1927, this simple dessert is an Australian classic. Every Australian child grew up singing the famous 1930s…
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Why Italy is going all out to win the Bocuse d’Or culinary contest

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(CNN) — From pizza to spaghetti, Italy has given us some of the world's best loved foods and many of its restaurants are considered among the finest on the planet. Despite its impeccable culinary credentials, the country has yet to secure one very important accolade in elite world cuisine, the prestigious Bocuse d'Or.In the 30 years since the biannual gastronomy contest was launched by French chef Paul Bocuse, there hasn't been a single Italian winner. But things could be about to change.A brand new gourmet academy, the Accademia Bocuse d'Or Italia has been created to support Italy's candidate Martino Ruggieri in his endeavor to conquer the Olympus of gastronomy.However he's not allowed to use Italy's best weapon -- pasta.Italy's great hopeItalian chef Martino Ruggieri, whose signature dish is this meat…
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El Nido honeymoon: An inspired retreat in the Philippines

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(CNN) — "Get dropped off at the road by Las Cabanas beach about four kilometers (2.5 miles) outside of El Nido Town. "Walk all the way to the end of the beach, then ask the people at the coconut stand for Mark and Camille's house."Those are the instructions to find The Birdhouse -- a jungle glamping retreat in El Nido, a remote corner of Palawan island in the southwestern Philippines.The hard-to-find address is the brainchild of Mark-Anthony and Camille Dimson Villaflor, who built The Birdhouse after traveling around the world on a 16-month-long honeymoon -- documented on their blog 365 Travel Dates. Inspired by the couple's transformative trip around the world, the rustic-luxe tents offer a romantic refuge for honeymooners and adventure travelers.Just ask the guys at the coconut stand.Kate…
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How to spend $1 million on an Alpine ski trip

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(CNN) — Splurging a million dollars on a ski trip may seem implausible, but it can be done with ease -- if you've got the cash to splash of course.Because while the Alps and extravagance have always gone hand in hand, a batch of chalets and restaurants catering to the billionaire set have taken previously understated Alpine decadence to a whole new level of bling. Where there were once wooden fondue rooms and raucous nightclubs, there are now crystal-encrusted showers, Krug and truffle picnics in the snow, burnished gold swimming pools and multi-Michelin star meals -- next to which the actual skiing often pales by comparison. So if you want to winter vacation oligarch-style, here's where to go and what to do. The chalet: Chalet N, Oberlech, AustriaChalet N in…
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