Friday, November 18, 2011
I am not a fussy eater. This makes finding things to eat in foreign countries both easy, and exciting. I especially love the reaction from local people when they learn you have tried a special and often unpopular local delicacy, and enjoyed it. I'd like to share with you some food experiences I have had in the past few months.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Move over azuki and sweet sticky rice. While Japanese pastry chefs may have started using cocoa a few centuries after the West, this once foreign flavor has captivated Japan's confectionery world.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Amid the din of a dozen kids beating batter, squeezing lemons and bustling about a commercial kitchen, Luca Lawandos expertly cracks an egg and separates the yolk from the white using the shell.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Table No. 1 from the famed New York City restaurant Elaine's has sold for almost US$9,000 at auction.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
When he spent his days smoking crack cocaine and helping women sell themselves, Brandon Hicks had little occasion to ponder an herbed goat-cheese tartine.
Monday, August 29, 2011
If the restaurant world had farm teams, Chez Panisse is where the talent scouts would hang out.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
When a friend gave Joey Redner a taste of a beer that had been aged with Spanish cedar — the wood used to wrap and box cigars — he knew it was an idea worth stealing.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Nestled in the lush countryside of western Belgium, the abbey of St. Sixtus is home to 22 Trappist monks who have chosen a life of solitude and silence ruled by the sixth-century Benedictine principles of “ora et labora” — prayer and work.
Monday, August 22, 2011
RABAT -- Standing on the side of a road in a hectic north African capital may not be what most people would consider the ideal place to eat boiled snails.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A Rembrandt drawing stolen from a California luxury resort hotel and reportedly worth US$250,000 has been found in a church, though the thieves are still on the run, officials said Tuesday.