Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj, India

As the seemingly endless line of saffron-clad men walked past us, many smiled and waved. I lifted my camera just as one of them...
Azores

Sao Miguel and Terceira offer a taste of the Azores

When we began to plan a trip to the Azores, my traveling companion and I were optimistic: of the nine islands, surely, we can...

“No Passport Required” for this Manhattan food walk

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 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,...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

“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

“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

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...
Real Companhia Velha 1756

17.56 Museum & Enoteca in Porto, Portugal

"This is a project that we had been dreaming about for years, if not decades,” said Pedro Silva Reis, Chairman of Real Companhia Velha...

Olive oil on the gourmet table in Vila Real, Portugal

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...
Ramadan treats, Fez, Morocco

Breaking the fast–around the Ramadan table

  “Can you please come into the kitchen for a minute?” our friend asked, smiling. “My wife and daughter need a taster.” Ah, that’s cool,...
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