Travel Eats

The Spice Of Balinese Life: Notes From A Cooking Class In Ubud, Bali

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I am seated upon a bamboo mat on the ground, notebook in hand and appetite in tow. We have just returned to our lovely host home after an early-morning market excursion to purchase the necessities for our cooking lesson. Bundles of fresh tuna, ever-so-hideous jackfruit and ruby red tomatoes are just a few of the […]

Having Bourdain Withdrawal? Here’s A Foodie Fix For You

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Having a little food porn withdrawal now that Bourdain’s packed up and headed over to CNN to start focusing a bit more on news and culture rather than local eats? Me too, but I’m attempting to address my fix by catching up with the girls over at The Innocents Abroad, the online travel and food […]

Top 10 Tapas Bars In Madrid

Sunday, June 30, 2013

What goes into making a list like the top ten tapas bars in Madrid? Like any big city, it’s difficult to make a top ten for anything, let alone tapas. The below, with a couple of exceptions, reflects my personal bias for down-to-earth, affordable tapas (kind of the whole point, for me) served in venerable […]

Top 10 Breakfasts From Around The World

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In case you’re one of those people into so-called food porn (come on, who isn’t?), Rough Guides has compiled a list of the best breakfasts you can find around the world to fulfill your inner-most culinary desires. Included in the list is Phô, from Vietnam, which can be a little hard getting used to for […]

Watch As Omar From “The Wire” Runs Into Rival Gang Member With Bourdain [Video]

Friday, October 19, 2012

In the recently aired series finale of No Reservations, Tony, while exploring Brooklyn, had the awesomely crazy coincidence of eating a Caribbean meal with Brooklyn native Michael K. Williams (or Omar as he’s better known from The Wire) in Crown Heights when, who should show up, but Jamie Hector, the actor who played Marlo Stanfield, […]

Where To Eat In New York City This Fall

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We at The Expeditioner know you’ve heard about the sights, nightlife and legendary attitude of New York a million times. So we’re going to focus on something just as important: the food. And hopefully we’ll introduce you to a few New York landmarks you’ve never heard of. Now, we know what you’re thinking, it must […]

[Travel Video] Cooking Demo At Sasi Thai Restaurant, Cancun, Mexico (Green Tea Smoked Salmon)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In this video chef William Lafontaine, executive chef at Sasi Thai, shows me how to cook his specialty dish, Green Tea Smoked Salmon. Sasi Thai is located at the CasaMagna Marriott, Cancun, Mexico, a hotel Marriott graciously put me up in so that I could make this video. In an effort to keep up with […]

How To Order Coffee In Seattle Without Getting Kicked Out Of The Shop [Video]

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Captain and Clark (a.k.a. Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark) head to Seattle in this video to show travelers the right way to order coffee in the unofficial coffee capital of the country. Do it correctly and you’ll maybe get an unironic grin. Do it wrongly and be prepared for mumbled complaints from fellow line-waiters and […]

How To Volunteer With WWOOFs

Sunday, June 24, 2012

What are WWOOFs and How Do You Volunteer With WWOOFs? Although volunteer travel has been booming for the last few years years, WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), or as it is known in some locations, Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is one of the last great strongholds of inexpensive volunteer travel. It’s the […]

How To Throw A Fish Boil Wisconsin Style (Antacids Optional)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The locals of Door County, Wisconsin, sit across from me at the picnic table, dumping a colossal amount of melted butter over their plates, rendering their meal balanced to Wisconsin standards. The most important food group is dairy, I’m told, and until now this meal has been severely lacking. Welcome to the Door County-style fish […]

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