Nick International is a traveler, food blogger, lover of ribeye steaks, wine and champagne. A passion for great food and love of fine wine led to founding The Food & Culture Co. in 2015 dedicated to curating, teaching, promoting and preserving all things food, drink and culture. A home-chef with a flair for outdoor cooking, boasting a broad skill set in the kitchen, and able to make cuisine to match every stamp in his passport. 

There are many ways to explore the world, and many worlds of wine to explore. Sometimes, the best flights are a row of glasses. There is never a bad time to drink champagne. Enjoy my blog! 


Toxic Relationships v. Toxic Friendships

I don’t know which is more difficult to walk away from, toxic romantic relationships or toxic friendships, what do you think? Without limiting your definition of either, I am going to say I think toxic relationships are harder to let go of. Hear me out… Falling in love with someone even in the midst of the most noxious, virulent toxicity is unfortunately easy. Falling out of love with them is hard. Most people, if we are being frank, just go around and “explore” in the name o

FCC Review #009 - Cafe Boulud

Let me paint a picture for you as I sit here listening to Si tu vois ma mere by Sidney Bechet. I knew the minute I found out who the Head Chef was that this restaurant was going to be nothing short of immaculate. Refined, classic yet provocative. You don’t earn Michelin stars by bullshitting your way around the kitchen. You become an alchemist- a culinary chemist balancing the elements of technique, flavour, presentation, and uniqueness. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have had the be

Slam Bam Co Pop-Up - FCC Review #003

This past Saturday was the Slam Bam Co. Pop-up, presented by Chef Simeon Hall Jr at Arawak Cay. I have always believed food can transport you, transfix and transform you especially if it’s linked to a memory. So let’s talk about the good ole slam bam. The words “slam bam” will bring one of a few combinations of things to mind. Hard cheese and bread, hard salami and bread, hard cheese with salami on bread; you get the point? Phrases and associations like this go to the heart o