"Made here"

Local ingredients and products, traditional or newly minted: wines, cheeses and unique dishes often best sampled in “locavore” mode

Chef Guido Mangarelli before a painting

Behind the scenes in Sassoferrato, Italy

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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

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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

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“I look for happiness through taste!” chef Domenico Laera exclaimed, as he put the finishing touches on the pasta dish he had prepared for...
making sheerma in Lucknow

In India, Lucknow food meets Awadhi history

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Outside a busy Lucknow restaurant, two men work in harmony atop what appears to be a small room, but is in fact an enormous...

“No Passport Required” for this Manhattan food walk

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A boutique coffee roaster for morning espresso? The best rugelach in New York?  The Indian snack food that has gone nationwide from a tiny...
Preamar Supper Club

Fine dining in Porto’s newest supper club

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There is a new supper club in town! Guilherme Valinhas and Caroline Kerber, both professionally trained chefs, met as colleagues in the kitchen of...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

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“Keep rolling the dough!” Guilhermina exclaimed. “Faster, in a circle like this,“ she said, leaning over the wooden trough to demonstrate. She paused, wiped...
GranMonte Winery

“New Latitude” wine in Asoke Valley, Thailand

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“Wow!” exclaimed the sommelier as he popped the cork on the bottle of sparkling wine we were about to share with our table mates....
Lisbon wine region

Quinta do Gradil celebrates the grape harvest season

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A couple of weeks ago, Tom and I took a break from all the Port Wine Day goings-on in Porto and the Douro and...

Olive oil on the gourmet table in Vila Real, Portugal

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Three bottles of extra virgin olive oil graced each table at the University of Trás-os-Montes’ Panoramic Restaurant in Vila Real, Portugal. The occasion—dinner themed...
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