The Culture of Food and Wine

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Ever wonder what food and wine experiences are like in other countries? How about culinary traditions in other countries? Well, Summer Whitford (aka, the Food and Wine Diva) has written a book detailing several country’s cultural traditions and culinary customs in “Join Us at The Embassy.” Summer brings her experience as a professional chef, cooking instructor, and wine educator to bear in giving us an inside look at each ambassador’s personal entertaining style, formal and informal embassy parties, as well as important holidays, festivals, and significant customs that are unique to each country.

Join us as we talk with Summer Whitford, the Food and Wine Diva, about her experiences traveling the globe, and sampling food and wine along the way.

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5 Responses to “The Culture of Food and Wine”


  1. 1 Byron Aug 17th, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Summer Whitford book: Join Us at the Embassy is very informative and useful. It has shown a lot of information about the culture, holiday and festivals, culinary traditions and foods of different countries. Thanks for the book and for the post. <a href=http://wwwiphone431unlock.com

  2. 2 Byron Aug 17th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Summer Whitford book: Join Us at the Embassy is very informative and useful. It has shown a lot of information about the culture, holiday and festivals, culinary traditions and foods of different countries. Thanks for the book and for the post.

  3. 3 Alexis Aug 18th, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Traveling around the world seems like a great idea..

  4. 4 John Sep 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I really envy Summer Whitford for being able to travel around the world and taste different food and wine. That’s definitely an awesome fulfillment in life. I love food and wine. I’m going to buy his book to find out more on culinary traditions in other countries…

  5. 5 Jane Alman Apr 23rd, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I just posted a comment, but I think I messed something up, as I can’t see it anymore …

    I was saying that I traveled to Thailand last year and found the diversity of food and its quality (even from food trucks) absolutely amazing. Though, it wasn’t much of a wine culture …

    This seems like an author and speaker I should check out, so thanks for the “heads up” and info.

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