Travel Eats

An Ode To Poutine (What Is Poutine Anyway?)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

As any traveler to Québec knows, there’s one delicacy that stands out from the rest when describing the culinary scene in the French-speaking part of Canada: poutine. Okay, that’s kind of like describing pizza in New York as a delicacy, but the two do share in the common trait of representing, perhaps more than any […]

Have You Eaten Yet?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Any society where people greet one another by asking “Have you eaten yet?” is my kind of place. It’s a simple question that says quite a bit about a culture and its savory way of life. Food is just one of those magical things that bind people in the plainest and most complex of ways—an […]

Contemplation In A Cup Of Coffee

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It wakes you up. It begins your day. After the third or fourth one, the day may come crashing down. Coffee breaks are a part of our societal makeup, the moments we relish in between sitting at a desk or in between the hustle. Sometimes we use them as social highlights and sometimes we use […]

Q&A: A Taste Of The Dordogne With Author Kimberley Lovato

Monday, November 1, 2010

By Maria Russo In her latest book, “Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne,” Kimberley Lovato explores the medieval towns, bucolic countryside, and remote villages of this southwest region of France through the fascinating heritage of its people, and the local cuisine that has kept century-old traditions alive and well. The book’s […]

Rome By The Glass

Monday, October 25, 2010

By Jude Polotan Poor Giordano Bruno. Ten years before Galileo would take the same stance, this former Dominican friar had the temerity to assert that the sun and not the Earth was the center of the universe, earning him a spot front and center in Rome’s Campo di’ Fiore, where he was burned at the […]

Top 5 Places To Eat In St. Clair West, Toronto

Monday, October 18, 2010

By Natalie Taylor Toronto is synonymous for food-centric neighborhoods such as Greektown, Chinatown, and lately, Ossington Avenue. But St. Clair West neighborhoods, Wychwood Heights and Hillcrest Village, spanning from Bathurst to Winona Drive, are undergoing a foodie renaissance. The St. Clair strip (near Dufferin Avenue) was predominantly known as Toronto’s other Little Italy, Corso Italia, […]

The Vineyards Of Sardinia

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

As a wine enthusiast I wait anxiously for autumn to arrive. The crisp, pleasant weather slowly transforms the landscape into a magnificent palette of auburn, jade, and gold, and ripens the vines to picking perfection. Fortunately, I can spend most weekends during the season admiring these vistas while getting merry at tastings offered at the […]

The Best Beer Halls In New York

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The beer hall, one of New York’s latest bar trends, is an ideal spot for the traveler to the city looking to make new friends. With their long, communal tables, laid-back atmosphere, and oversize steins of beer, solo or small groups of newcomers will find it near impossible not to strike up a conversation with […]

A Tour Of The Best Malaysian Dishes

Monday, September 27, 2010

Given the fact that Malaysia is made up of mainly Malays, Chinese and Indians — three of some of the best food cultures in the world — it’s not surprising that a trip to the country will likely turn out to be one long, unforgettable gastro-fest. To test out this theory a summer expat, Karen […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Helado!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

You find them lurking everywhere: on the corners of dimly lit streets, in the goopy hands of people, in your freezer. You can hear the icebox-toting vendors screaming its name, beckoning for your business, “Helado! Heladoooo!” Ice cream. It is a cross-cultural thing. When venturing into Buenos Aires, some fantasize about steaks and tango, gauchos […]

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