“Brazilian” Pork Tenderloin?

Food & Wine may have shut its doors for 2013, but its memory lives on … at least with Mrs. All in WDW and I, that is.

This past weekend, we were feeling a little bit sad that the “festivals of all festivals” was coming to its end.  So, in an effort to re-create the “magic”, we tried our hand at making our own version of one of our 2013 favorites.

Ranked at #10 in the All in WDW 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Final Top 25, my first impression of Brazil’s Crispy Pork Belly came at the late-July Tables in Wonderland preview event where I said, “The Pork Belly rocks!”

Later, I went on to add, “The best bite of the Tables in Wonderland dinner was Brazil’s pork belly.  The symphony of tastes you’ll find when you combine a bit of the pork with the dish’s black beans, onions, avocado, and cilantro are hard to beat.”

Crispy Pork Belly at the July '13 Tables in Wonderland event.

Crispy Pork Belly at the July ’13 Tables in Wonderland event.

At the actual festival, however, I came away with mixed feelings.  I observed that, “The Crispy Pork Belly was …

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Enjoying Singaporean Cuisine?

Good morning, folks!  Hey, here’s a riddle for you.  What do they say in Singapore when it’s raining?  Hah!  Read on for the answer.  Wink, wink.

You’ve heard me report it a couple of times now.  Rick Howard, President of Kingdom Magic Vacations and host of the Travel with Rick video-cast, is spending the whole month of October covering each and every Food & Wine ’13 marketplace.

Well, jump over to Travel with Rick to see Mrs. All in WDW and myself engage Rick in a playful bout of banter and repartee’ as we enjoy Singaporean cuisine.

Is Singapore misunderstood? Did they step their cuisine up from years past? Will Rick admit that Singapore’s 2013 Food & Wine effort will exceed that of Scotland? What wager did we finally settle upon? Did we enjoy the Singapore Sling? Check out All in WDW on Travel with Rick!

Oh, and the riddle … I have to tell you, the Cast Members in Singapore are the masters of corn-ball jokes. As they served us their chicken curry, they quipped, “No need to worry, here’s your chicken curry!” Yeah, corn-ball.

So what do they say in Singapore when it’s raining? “It’s Singa-pouring!” Har, har, har. Ba-dum, dum.

Don’t hold it against us, fans. Go watch the show!!

Pre-Festival #10: Seared Mahi-Mahi (Singapore)

Pre-Festival #10: Seared Mahi-Mahi (Singapore)

Pre-Festival #22: Lemongrass Chicken Curry (Singapore)

Pre-Festival #22: Lemongrass Chicken Curry (Singapore)

Food & Wine ’13 Scouting Report: Australia

Just how much does Mrs. All in WDW love those lamb chop “lollipops”?

If you missed it yesterday, Rick Howard, President of Kingdom Magic Vacations and host of the Travel with Rick video-cast, invited us to join him on his quest to cover each and every Food & Wine ’13 marketplace in the month of October.  That found us smack dab in the middle of Australia!

Before we got there, however, I took a shot at an advanced review of the Aussies’ 2013 effort.  What grade did I give them?  Read my “Food & Wine ’13 Scouting Report: Australia” to find out.  Then, watch the show.  Did they do as well as I expected?

See you tomorrow for … SINGAPORE!

Menu: Australia

Click on the pic to see the full menu!

Food & Wine ’13 Scouting Report: Brazil

Hey, everybody!  Did you get a chance to watch yesterday’s show?  What did you think?  We’re dying to know!

If you missed it, Rick Howard, President of Kingdom Magic Vacations and host of the Travel with Rick video-cast, is spending the whole month of October covering each and every Food & Wine ’13 marketplace.  Yesterday, was Brazil … featuring Mrs. All in WDW, and myself!

Our thanks to Rick Howard and his Director of Marketing, John Donahue, for giving us such an incredible opportunity.  See us, again, in a few days as we cross the Pacific Ocean and land in Australia!

In the meantime, yesterday’s show wasn’t our first “visit” to Brazil.  Before the crispy pork belly and seared scallops even hit a plate, I was already busy trying to sort out just how well this marketplace would fare in its return to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

You’ve seen the show (hopefully!).  Now, jump over to Kingdom Magic Vacations’ Blog in order to catch my Food & Wine ’13 Scouting Report: Brazil!  Did Brazil meet or exceed my expectations?  Or, did they fall short?  Read the “preview”.  Watch the show.  Only then will you know!

Menu: Brazil

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Food & Wine ’13 Scouting Report: Brazil

Hey!  It’s a double-dose of All in WDW today, folks!

Have you heard that Brazil is making its triumphant return to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in 2013?

Well, it is, and the menu it’s bringing with it is, in my opinion, outstanding.  To find out why, slip over to Kingdom Magic Vacations’ Blog to see “Food & Wine 2013 Scouting Report: Brazil”!

Bon appetit!

Oh, and by the way, if you missed it this morning, here is YOUR Food & Wine Top 36!

Pork Belly

Brazil’s Pork Belly!