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Discovering Nepalese cuisine, one plate at a time

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Before I visited Nepal, I was aware of exactly two dishes on a Nepalese menu: dal bhat and momos, and I had no real appreciation...
Curry Without Worry

“Healthy meals for hungry souls” in Kathmandu, Nepal

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When I was in Kathmandu last summer, I received a call from a Nepali friend late one afternoon, asking if I would be interested...

FOOD & WINE TRAVEL

Autumn in Switzerland

Autumn: Switzerland’s best time for food travel?

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Switzerland is a marvelous year-round destination, but for many, autumn is THE season. Summer crowds are gone, ski season is not yet upon us,...
A fine dish of plov, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Plov—Uzbekistan’s legendary national dish

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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

tiled rooftops of Porto

The best tascas and tabernas in Porto, Portugal?

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Do you seek out good food when you travel? Appreciate local traditions? The tiled rooftops of Porto conceal extraordinary food experiences in the many...
Wine barel with logo

Simplesmente Vinho

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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

Ramadan treats, Fez, Morocco

Breaking the fast–around the Ramadan table

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  “Can you please come into the kitchen for a minute?” our friend asked, smiling. “My wife and daughter need a taster.” Ah, that’s cool,...
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Deliciously local in West Lisbon

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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...
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