Eating out

Restaurants, cafes and bars, and places for enjoying street food

Alberobello trulli

In Alberobello, Cucina Povera gets an upgrade

“I look for happiness through taste!” chef Domenico Laera exclaimed, as he put the finishing touches on the pasta dish he had prepared for...
Preamar Supper Club

Fine dining in a Porto supper club

One of our most delightful dining experiences in a great while was an introduction to Guilherme Valinhas and Caroline Kerber, both professionally trained chefs,...

Scorpion House—what’s that?

Just after sunset, lights twinkle on in houses across the way, as the sun sets behind the ruins of Volubilis in the distance. The corridor...
Ipoh

Ten must-try foods of Ipoh, Malaysia

If we made a mistake in trip planning while in Malaysia, it was to visit Penang, "an eater's paradise", then Ipoh, back to back,...

Food adventuring in Ipoh, Malaysia

“May we join you?” the woman asked, smiling and gesturing to two empty stools at our table. Tom and I looked up from slurping...
Sfinge, Moroccan donuts

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...
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...
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