Eating out

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

Grand buildings of Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

The best tapas restaurants in Salamanca?

Salamanca, Spain, with its splendid architecture and tidy cobbled streets, is one of Europe’s most inviting destinations. Its restaurants turn out some of the best food in a country known for culinary achievement.
View of Fez, Morocco at night

Return to Fez, Morocco

After almost two years without leaving Portugal, it was wonderful to finally travel abroad a few weeks ago. Fez, Morocco has been a destination...
View across the Douro at Porto

Living the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal

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...
Chef Guido Mangarelli before a painting

Behind the scenes in Sassoferrato, Italy

Pick a town in Italy’s Le Marche region, just about any town, and you’ll find a castle and a piazza or two for enjoying...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

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

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...
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