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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

18 November 2020

4 Traditional taverns you have to visit in Brussels

Ride your bike a few miles southwest of Brussels and your nose will tell you something unique about Belgium: beer is brewed everywhere. What better place […]
17 November 2020

The return of the ‘buchette del vino’ during Covid-19

Restaurants in Florence have been able to keep part of their businesses open during the Covid-19 lockdowns this year, by serving customers through 17th-Century buchette del […]
2 November 2020

Cara Delevingne and her siblings launch their own Prosecco

Supermodels are usually famous for their looks. Even though Cara Delevingne became famous with the bigger public because of her magnificent brows, the British celebrity definitely […]
20 October 2020

The perfect recipe for pasta alla Carbonara

Finding the perfect recipe for one specific pasta dish is like finding good coffee in my hometown: impossible. It’s not that there don’t exist any good […]
16 October 2020

Creativity on a plate: Rouge Tomate, Brussels

Rouge Tomate is a place full of stories. Be it the long way of chef Alex Joseph towards becoming an owner and chef, or the friendly […]
9 October 2020

Orange wine 1001 lives

The wine I’m about to tell you about has as many faces as it does nuances, even its very name is debated. Orange wine, amber wine, […]
2 October 2020

A tour of European breweries

Europe is full of great breweries serving various types of craft beer and mixing modern techniques with ancient traditions. Beer lovers… Check out this list of […]
16 September 2020

The new wine of Alsace

1. The Alsatian cliché dies hard In the collective imagination, the wines in the land of flamekueche are (too) sweet or of average quality. I’m not […]
7 September 2020

Ningxia: world capital of wine in 2021

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles will take place in China in May 2021. This is the second time the competition has head for China. After a […]
4 September 2020

5 African restaurants in Brussels

Craving for some unusual tasty food? Maybe with colorful ingredients and spicy flavors? Try out these five African restaurants located in Brussels and you won’t be […]
20 August 2020

Lisbon Beer Department:
The ingredients of success

If there are those who think that a good business has to beat the competition, the Lisbon Beer Department (LBD) proves the opposite. In the increasingly […]
11 August 2020

A taste of Soalheiro: Alvarinho wine with a secret Portuguese flavor

The municipalities of Monção and Melgaço have a lot to offer. Go up to the belvederes and enjoy the magnificent views of mountains and fields. Discover the […]
7 August 2020

Wine Tourism in the Veneto Region

Veneto Region is worldwide famous for its capital, Venice. Every year, the city attracts millions of visitors that rush in the city, contributing to the increase […]
4 August 2020

Art with Portuguese flavor:
Two locations with a rich history

In 1947 a small restaurant was born in a hut. This restaurant will become an emblematic space where celebrities are constant. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and […]
25 July 2020

Casa Ermelinda: a reference in Portuguese wine

Founded in 1920 by Deonilde Freitas, and continued by Germana Freitas and later by Ermelinda Freitas, the company has always had a special interest in wine. […]
7 July 2020

Do the ‘downward facing dog’ with a piece of Basque Cheesecake in your hands

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious piece of homemade sourdough bread with local Swedish butter, some strawberry jam from this year’s red, vibrant harvest and […]
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