Eating out

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

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...
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...
Cavaillon melon

A Michelin star shines in Cavaillon, France

A vine-ripened Cavaillon melon is fragrant, intensely flavored and juicy, its high sugar content adding sweetness to the fruit's floral aroma. From mid-summer to...
Luxury cruise

Luxury meets culinary aboard the Wind Surf

Move over Food Network, I'm now officially a cruising foodie! Tom and I recently enjoyed an eight-day culinary adventure with the boutique Windstar cruise...
Jiao Zi, dumplings from Taiwan

In Basel, Switzerland, ‘free-styling’ with street food

Tom and I relish (hah! pun intended) meeting the people behind the food we enjoy, and we loved discovering new-to-us flavors at Basel's recent...
Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

With October comes what travel planners call the shoulder season, a concept that applies equally to food-oriented festivals. Soon we'll have the late-autumn fairs,...
tiled rooftops of Porto

The best tascas and tabernas in Porto, Portugal?

Do you seek out good food when you travel? Appreciate local traditions? The tiled rooftops of Porto conceal extraordinary food experiences in the many...
Scalottas Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide Scalottas: creative dining, locally inspired

The two Scalottas restaurants in Lenzerheide are all about local food traditions, served up in two distinctively Swiss dining rooms in the same building....