Travel Eats

Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I know that for most people, Mexico this time of year means beaches, beer funnels, lounge chairs, diving excursions, 600-thread count sheets, sunny weather, and nights slept on the floor of dingy jail cells while being protected by someone named “Big Hector” who for some reason has taken an interest in your well-being (okay, that […]

Top 10 Bars In Seville

Monday, February 13, 2012

Seville is not a cheap city. On the other hand, it is the epicentre of tapa culture and cuisine. The tapas here aren’t free, as they are in Granada for example, but they are good — maybe the best that Spain has to offer. And it isn’t as if there isn’t any good value. In […]

The Worst Airplane Food (And What You Can Do About It)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

If you’ve ever found yourself on a flight longer than eight hours, you have undoubtedly experienced the travesty of the modern airplane meal. While shorter flights do the courtesy of refraining from dinner service, or providing the tasty, yet utterly unhealthy “Snack Pack” (Pringles and M&Ms for supper anyone?), longer flights are often plagued by […]

Lonely Planet’s Tastiest Food Places v. Diner Pizza

Thursday, October 20, 2011

There is a restaurant called Post Corner Pizza in Darien, Connecticut, not far from where I grew up. Essentially it is a Greek diner, offering everything from monstrous grinders to stuffed grape leaves to good ‘ol fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, and per the name, pizza too. The ‘za is decent — some may call it […]

What Is It Like Eating In The World’s Best Restaurant?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Back in April it was announced that for the second year running, Copenhagen-based Noma was the best restaurant in the world. What — you may wonder as you read this post over a steaming bowl of freshly prepared Ramen noodles — is it like exactly having a meal at the best restaurant in the world […]

Cooking Class In Thailand: Learning Culture Through The Tongue

Monday, September 12, 2011

“Tan Khao Ma Rue Yung?” asks our cooking instructor, as she holds up ginger root, also known as khing in Thai, its sharp and slightly tangy scent awakening my sense of smell. We are standing in a Chiang Mai market choosing fresh ingredients for the day, and she has just asked us if we have […]

The Top 5 Coffee Shops In Boulder, Colorado

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

As a recent resident of Boulder, Colorado, I discovered  that when traveling to a brand spankin’ new place to live (sans companion) there are three essentials to secure as soon as possible. Lest you be prepared to camp, the first necessity is to find a place to sleep and store the material possessions you have […]

My 10 Ways To Revamp Argentina’s Top 10 Foods

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Every food needs a little evolutionary jump-start once in a while. As a fan of mash-ups (some of my favorite foods include shepherd’s pie and bubble & squeak — a post-Thanksgiving swirling concoction of leftovers), I think that combining one’s culinary cultural upbringing with that of another can only bring about good things. Which made me wonder […]

My Encounter With Hákarl, The Worst Tasting Food On Earth

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dressed in his full-length overalls, Icelandic fisherman Asgeir leads my guide and me to the edge of the harbor where several shipping containers rest ominously far from the rusted whaling boats tied to the wharf. Asgeir peers back at us with a delighted grin and utters something jokingly in Icelandic. My guide translates. “He says […]

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