Eating out

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

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....
Graubunden Switzerland

A gourmet evening in Graubunden, Switzerland

Each winter for the last several years, two weeks of gourmet dining have been provided by top chefs in a fairly off-the-beaten-track region of...
Mouraria

In Lisbon with Taste of Lisboa

Tom and I recently traveled in Portugal for almost six weeks, and what a trip it was! Our food and culture explorations began in...
Buddha

Seven joys of a weekend in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A large Buddha planted squarely in the path of arrivals to Bandaranaike International Airport welcomed us to Colombo, Sri Lanka last February. Incense burned...
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