Georgian food

Sampling the culinary backstreets of Tbilisi

Tarragon soda pop? Pickled flower buds? Pomegranate “leather”? In the country of Georgia, the culinary darling of the Caucasus, the exotic jockeys with the...
Nandini Food Court

The celebration foods of Nepal’s Newari community

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


Riki kur

Discovering Nepalese cuisine, one plate at a time

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...
Rome Countryside

A long weekend in the Rome countryside

Rome is such a draw, such an over-achiever, that many travelers never see some of Italy’s finest historical treasures in the nearby rolling hills...


Merry Christmas 2014

We count our blessings

After a year filled with wonderful travels to destinations near and far, we feel blessed to spend Christmas at home, in the quiet (and...
Grapes, peaches and watermelon

Plums, peaches and prickly pears

Plums hold a place of honor in my Moroccan kitchen. The purple-skinned ones, with tart flesh, take time to ripen fully, so have time...
Traditional beam scale and tin bucket, Basel market, Switzerland

Sampling strawberries

Raclette three ways

Visit Portugal

Fos Velha

Foz Velha

Sao Pedro da Afurada

São Pedro da Afurada

To the top of Lisbon

To the top of Lisbon

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