Travel Eats

My Quest For Enlightenment; First Stop: Baan Thai Cookery School

Monday, August 2, 2010

By Maria Russo Is it possible to find enlightenment in a bowl of soup? Who knows, but it’s certainly worth a try, don’t you think? During a two-week journey to Thailand, I set out on a quest to prepare my soul for the preliminary stages of enlightenment. I wished to be free from the vicious […]

Your Best Meal In Saigon Is Made By This Woman

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meet Nguyen Thi Thanh, or better known in these parts as the “lunch lady.” Due to the relentless coverage of television (Bourdain visited her last year on No Reservations) and the blogosphere, Saigon’s own Nguyen Thi Thanh has become the David Chang of Ho Chi Minh, creating legions of foodie followers and elevating her little […]

Is It Possible To Eat Your Way Through Cairo In One Day?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Egyptian cuisine is produced from the melting pot of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. It is varied and fascinating, but if you only have one day in Cairo, you can cover the basics. Here’s how. By Robin Graham Breakfast Felfela has been a fixture on the travel circuit in Cairo for not […]

More Than Poutine: A Journey To Discover What It Means To Eat “Canadian”

Thursday, July 8, 2010

When it comes to travel, most people want to take in all that a country has to offer. People will save their pennies to venture into far off and exotic places in order to experience the architecture, music, landscape and — I think most importantly — the food. Eating something delectable in a strange place […]

When In San Francisco, Eat In Oakland

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chefs are a lot like artists: both professions tend to be substantially supported by those with high net wealth and disposable incomes, and this means both congregate in some of the most expensive cities in the world (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, San Francisco). However, this also means both professions inevitable run into the […]

Why Is Street Food So Damn Good?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I’ve often wondered, often in the voice of Seinfeld, what is the deal is with street food? It’s usually thrown together in the most unsanitary of shacks, or the shoddiest of carts, held together by duct tape. There’s often some kind of funky ingredient that you’ll no doubt write home about, and the final dish is, […]

Feeding Schedule In Toronto: Your Guide To The City’s Best Eats

Friday, June 18, 2010

Toronto truly is a city of summer beauty. Actually, most places bathe in brilliance when the sun is shining. However, for me, Toronto is more than just glittery Queen West (the shopping district) and the infamous Yonge Street — lined with hocked gadgets and over-priced jerseys. To me me this city, like all cities, is […]

El Almacen: A Cure For My Post-Travel Blues

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I think that I speak for everyone when I say — well, write — that it doesn’t take long for you to want to return to where you just came. It has been just over a month since my return from South America, and I already miss the idiosyncrasies of the people and culture. At times […]

Madrid Is For Meat Lovers

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer is the season of summits, but not all summits are created equal. I might come off as politically disinclined when I say (or in this case, write) that there is one meeting that interests me the most: the Madrid Fusion International Gastronomic Summit. Someone’s talking my language. My tummy grumbles in response. Imagine the […]

Video: When In Manila, Eat Fish Balls

Friday, May 28, 2010

It’s lunchtime, it’s Friday, and I know what you’re craving to eat: fish balls. Unfortunately, these tasty treats are a rare find stateside, but head to certain parts of Asia and you can find them everywhere. Fish balls in the Philippines, for example, are usually made from cuttlefish or pollock, and are sold all over […]

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