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Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

With October comes what travel planners call the shoulder season, a concept that applies equally to food-oriented festivals. Soon we'll have the late-autumn fairs,...
A fine dish of plov, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Plov—Uzbekistan’s legendary national dish

I grew up in the “rice belt” of Southeast Texas, so rice is one of my nostalgia foods. Pilaf, pilau, biryani all got my...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

Touring a new city on foot always brings the place into focus, and a good food tour adds an element I especially enjoy. A...
rainbow

Deliciously local in West Lisbon

Lisbon's breadbasket is in its western reaches, in the hills and valleys that cradle the Tagus above the capitol and tumble westward in fertile...

CULTURE

alphorn

Alphorns at 2,200 meters–A Swiss summer tradition

Several years ago, on a weekend excursion to the mountains near Lucerne, my husband and I met a troupe of alphorn players from Canton...
Schloss Sanssouci palace, centerpiece for the annual Potsdamer Schlössernacht

An evening with kings in Potsdam, Germany

Once each year on a summer night in August, in the little Prussian town of Potsdam, Germany, magic happens. For one enchanting evening, the...
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