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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.

19 January 2022

The best Italian restaurants in the World 2022

The best Italian restaurant in the world is in Toronto in Canada. Don Alfonso 1890 is the historic sign of the great Mediterranean restaurant of Sant’Agata […]
3 January 2022

Beverage cartons to be made of recycled or renewable materials by 2030

Beverage carton producers have pledged to make cartons from 100% renewable and recycled material, as well as cutting down on their plastic consumption by 2030. One […]
3 January 2022

Meet the best Belgian chocolate makers for 2022

The new 2022 edition of the Gault & Millau guide reveals who the best who Belgian chocolate makers are. The guide offers a wide and most […]
30 December 2021

5 tasty cocktails for your New Year celebrations

The compulsory glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve is timeless, and is a tradition that cannot be changed this year no matter how many parties […]
22 December 2021

Why the Japanese eat cake for Christmas

Despite less than 1% of the Japanese identifying as Christians, Christmas is still widely celebrated throughout the island nation. One of the most rooted Christmas traditions […]
22 December 2021

Traditional Christmas dinners around the world

One of the most beautiful things about Christmas is that families and friends get together around the table, grateful for everything in life and being able […]
22 December 2021

Top 10 Belgian traditional Christmas foods

In Belgium, Christmas is often celebrated at home with a delicious meal with friends and/or family, usually on Christmas Eve (24th December) rather than Christmas Day […]
22 December 2021

Typical Christmas treats from Tuscany

This year Christmas will be different for everybody. In an attempt to stop the spreading of the virus, the majority of governments have implemented stricter measures […]
21 December 2021

Top 10 French traditional Christmas foods

France is known for its gastronomic delights, from Patisserie windows filled with beautiful sweet creations to Michelin star restaurants headed by famous chefs, so unsurprisingly food […]
21 December 2021

The Christmas cookie you have to bake

Germans are crazy about baking Christmas cookies or, as we call it: Weihnachtsplätzchen. They come in all shapes and colours, tastes, and textures. Every year (Ok, maybe not […]
21 December 2021

Traditional Christmas cakes

When asked what gives them the special feeling around Christmas, besides being with family and friends and enjoying the traditional Christmas cheer, a lot of people […]
20 December 2021

GAIA calls for ban of force-fed foie gras in Brussels

Foie gras is a French gourmet delicacy obtained from the liver of force-fed ducks or gooses. The birds are normally excessively fed to make them fatter […]
20 December 2021

5 Things you should do during Christmas time

Christmas this year is different. Not only because climate change has taken snow from us, but also because of Covid-19. Families can only meet in a […]
17 December 2021

Meet Pastelaria Benard: 150 years of Lisbon stories

Benard is not just a sign of a time, a testimony that is left there, spreading the smell of coffee and cakes that we devour with […]
16 December 2021

World’s most unique restaurant concepts

A unique restaurant concept is essential to complement food quality and good customer service. An attractive and exclusive concept can exceed customers’ expectations, making them live […]
16 December 2021

5 best places to eat in Santarém

There must be something in the air in Santarém. The municipal map is shaped like the hand of God and the food scene is so hair-raisingly […]
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