Eating out

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


Modena, Italy—your next food adventure?

There are many reasons to stop over for a night or three in Modena, Italy. The city has history, art, music, fancy cars and...

Beat the chill with Baeckeoffe, an Alsatian classic

Baeckeoffe is one of the most famous Alsatian specialties, a hearty casserole of three kinds of meat, leeks, onions, potatoes and a lot of...
Alentejo flavors

In Alentejo, Portugal, the meal starts here

  Meals in Alentejo, Portugal begin with small servings of a variety of dishes to pique the appetite. These range from sliced meats and cheeses...
Istanbul Eats

Tasting Istanbul with the man from Drama

It was the best food tour ever. I had traveled to Turkey once before on a business trip, and enjoyed the every meal immensely....
Full manti

In Istanbul–The full manti

I first tasted manti in Uzbekistan, several thousand kilometers along the Silk Road from Istanbul. Later, at a restaurant in Bishkek, a healthy dose...
Big Ben

City break London: afternoon along the Thames

London is a spectacular city, one of my favorites in the world—and I’m in good company. It seems that just about everyone puts the...
Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne, Switzerland

Hotel Wilden Mann—my choice in Lucerne

Personal preference is a funny thing. What makes one hotel beat expectations, and another perfectly fine establishment, not quite make the grade? Recently, my husband...
Fireworks over the Hudson River, New York

New York memories of seafood and small plates

During last summer’s stay in New York, I satisfied a toothsome nostalgia for some foods that is sometimes hard to come by in Switzerland....
Prawns and coconut, Saigon, Vietnam

Photo: Dinner at Ben Thanh Market, Saigon, Vietnam

Dinner at Ben Thanh Market in Saigon becomes dramatic, when these prawns, perched atop coconuts, are set alight.

Dinner in Vietnam with the ‘Mayor of Chinatown’

  I love Vietnamese food. Especially in the southern part of Vietnam, the ingredients scream 'fresh!' in voices of many colors. Considered by many to...
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