Buddy Bears are holding hands across the world

Berlin is bear-intensive. Think Berlin's coat of arms, or Knut, the Berlin Zoo's polar baby sensation who charmed the world in 2006. For four...
Car bursting through the wall by Birgit Kinder-East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s East Side Gallery–Thank you GDR

See more works by Birgit Kinder The art to be found in Berlin's old eastern quarters is the stuff of legend. The venerable museums on...
Sunset at the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Venice in Basel

Any time of year, I look forward to the newly fresh produce on offer at local markets. I recently learned that all of the...

¡Buen provecho!

What does one do when her best friend leaves town for an exciting year-long adventure in Southeast Asia? Send him off with a Mexican...
Marchers in the annual Fasnacht parade, Basel, Switzerland

Fasnacht for a foodie

Four days ago before dawn, Basel's carnival opened with a bang. More than any other event on the city calendar, Fasnacht, called "the three...
Sweets at Restaurant Hirschen in Sulzberg, Germany

A starry night in Germany

Douce Steiner was born to good cooking, and has a Michelin star to show for it. Last night, at the Restaurant Hirschen in Sulzberg,...
View of the Fez medina, Morocco

Remembering Morocco

I learned to make tagines, bread, and salad at the proverbial knee of several Moroccan home cooks and one very good Berber chef, Lahcen...

Raclette three ways

Legend has it that Raclette, a dish born in the Swiss canton of Valais in the 16th century, resulted from an accidental meltdown of...

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