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Argan nuts, cultivated only in Morocco

Culinary argan oil from Morocco

My first taste of amlou, a classy nut butter, came at breakfast in the coastal city of Essaouira, Morocco. A vendor in the city's...
coffee shop

Coffee in Portugal — a family story

Portugal surprised me with its coffee. My coffee experiences--at breakfast, on break or after dinner--were generally great, all over the country. From Guimarães and...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

wine in the making

Way off the beaten path in Portugal’s Douro Valley

After rinsing our feet in a basin of water, we stepped into the granite lager—Portugal’s traditional venue for treading grapes by foot. For our...
Wine barel with logo

Simplesmente Vinho

Simplesmente Vinho, Porto’s alternative wine festival, recently concluded its eighth outing. The festival at Cais Novo, on the banks of the Douro River, featured...

CULTURE

Rooftop chimneys, Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s curvaceous Casa Milà turns 100

One hundred years ago this week, the doors of Casa Milà, one of Antoni Gaudí's most audacious works, opened on Passeig de Gràcia in...
Basel Rathaus

Basel, Switzerland’s Town Hall at 500 years!

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The Town Hall in Basel, Switzerland is not a modest affair. Its imposing red tower has dominated the Marktplatz since the beginning of the...
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