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A refresher course in Moroccan sweets

Morocco excels in sweet flavor notes. During a long absence from our house in Fez, I somehow forgot just how strong those notes can...
Wort Wine Day Regatta

Portugal’s Port Wine Day, Fourth Edition

Innovative, informative and crowd-pleasing—Port Wine Day celebrates the wine that made Portugal’s Douro Valley famous. The events of Port Wine Day commemorate the day...
Klosterbergfest

Around the world at Basel’s Klosterbergfest

For more than three decades, the annual Klosterbergfest has been a "multiculti" late-summer ritual in Basel, Switzerland. The neighborhood culture party's crowds circle the...
weekend getaway

Weekend getaway to Minho, northern Portugal

  The Minho River traces Portugal’s northern border with Spain and empties into the Atlantic at Caminha, one of Portugal’s most charming beach towns. Equidistant...
sausage and vegetables

‘Scandi-hip’ and locally delicious in Minneapolis, MN

Just back from a month in the US, Tom and I are luxuriating in our memories of The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The...
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...
Roman food

Place and taste in Trastevere and beyond

Trastevere. tras-TE'-ve-re. ‘Across the Fiume Tevere’—or as we know it, the Tiber River. Stay in this shabby-chic, former working-class neighborhood and soak up the...
Provence

Picture-perfect Provence, with wine

Our trip to Provence last summer was filled with times that Tom and I will always remember, times worthy of capture in a photograph—what...

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