Grandmother and child

Educating girls in Solukhumbu, Nepal

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The young girl appeared as if in a dream, walking uphill through dense fog. She stopped to watch as our group made its slow...
Roasting chestnuts in Ascona

Ascona, Switzerland celebrates the chestnut

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I love one-trick food festivals. They bring out my penchant for taking a single food ingredient to levels I would never envision on my...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

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

Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj, India

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As the seemingly endless line of saffron-clad men walked past us, many smiled and waved. I lifted my camera just as one of them...
Azores

Sao Miguel and Terceira offer a taste of the Azores

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When we began to plan a trip to the Azores, my traveling companion and I were optimistic: of the nine islands, surely, we can...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

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“Keep rolling the dough!” Guilhermina exclaimed. “Faster, in a circle like this,“ she said, leaning over the wooden trough to demonstrate. She paused, wiped...
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,...
Swiss cows

Alpabzug or Désalpe? Swiss cows come home

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Every autumn, Swiss cows in their droves leave the high pastures of summer to return to the valleys, collared with bells and with bouquets...
Riki kur

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...
Luberon

The Luberon

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The Luberon, with its hilltop villages and light-blessed countryside evokes more than its share of nostalgia. It is the wild side of Provence, with...
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