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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...
Nandini Food Court

The celebration foods of Nepal’s Newari community

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Kathmandu may be most visitors’ entry point to the wonders of Nepal, but it is cussedly difficult to love. Many of its ancient structures...

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,...
Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

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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,...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

View across the Douro at Porto

Living the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal

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Portugal's state of emergency in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic was lifted at the beginning of May, and on May 4th the...
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

"Dinner on the ground" buffet

Dinner on the ground

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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...
Fireworks over the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland

Are you ready to photograph fireworks?

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National holidays present photographers with opportunities for capturing great images of fireworks, along with the usual challenges of night photography, compounded by crowds, moving...
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