Dinner table

In Central Asia, sit down to dinner, Uzbek style

In Uzbekistan, my travel companions and I were welcomed to the table three times a day, and very often to a spread of Uzbek...
medieval bridge

Minho “heart and soul” in Ponte de Lima, Portugal

The Lima valley, in Portugal's northern Minho region, with its ancient towns and Romanesque churches, takes a traveler on a meandering route from the...


View of Porto Portugal from Gaia

Anita’s Feast celebrates ten years

Anita’s Feast began around a table with our neighbors in Basel, Switzerland, as we unpacked the Swiss ritual of raclette to a background of...

“This is our Douro”

Portugal's Douro Valley is quite the destination these days. In fact, the Douro is one of the reasons Tom and I recently moved to...


"Dinner on the ground" buffet

Dinner on the ground

Country churches across the southern US have a long-standing tradition called “dinner on the ground”. When I was a child, these pot-luck get-togethers were...
Early morning quiet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh fugue

Early-morning Phnom Penh is quiet, save a few motorcycles and tuk-tuks on the almost empty streets. It’s early in the morning when the place...
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