Travel Inspiration: Buy Local Food Magazines & Cookbooks

One of my favorite things to do when traveling, especially internationally, is go to a bookstore or newsstand and hunt out local food magazines. It's a great way to find some local or regional recipes, and also to perhaps pick up some magazines that aren't as widely available in the States. Do you do this when you travel?

When I was in Kenya last winter, for instance, I picked up a local Nairobi food magazine, plus a charity cookbook, and an Australian Women's Weekly with some fabulous recipes and photos. It was a great way to bring back some inspiration for my own cooking and kitchen from my travels.

What about you? Do you look for local food publications when you travel, and do you have any particularly good finds?

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