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Our Montréal Christmas Traditions
Family, friends and food make up much of our Christmas fête in Montreal. There’s a slow stream of guests who duck under the twinkling porch lights, stamp the snow from off their boots and step in from the cold. From the hot-spiced apple cider and shortbread at my annual cookie swap in early December to the tartines and bubbly in the wee hours of the morning on New Year’s Day, we celebrate a month of bringing people together over food and drink.
May 24, 2019
The Most Important Kitchen Tool to Bring to Your Vacation Cabin
Are you headed to a getaway cabin or vacation rental sometime this summer? Maybe with your family, or a big group of friends? Last year, I took an early vacation to Wyoming and Montana, where we rented a little cabin and grilled every meal. My trip reminded me of my most essential vacation cabin kitchen tool — which, ironically, I forgot to bring. My most important vacation rental tool is teeny-tiny and you can probably put it in your carry-on: a kitchen thermometer!
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Tagliolini with Almond Pesto and Fava Beans
Last month I spent several days in Umbria with a cook and innkeeper named Letizia Mattiacci. One morning a few of us cooked with Letizia, making pasta from scratch and shelling baskets and baskets of fava beans. The resulting dish was well worth all the manual labor.
May 24, 2019
A Frivolous But Enjoyable Tool to Take With You on Vacation: Really Big Ice Cube Trays
We’ve been talking travel and food adventures this month, and I’m sharing a few of my favorite things to bring along to a rental house or cabin for better cooking. Last week I showed you my pick for the most important tool to pack. Today’s suggestion, however, is a bit more frivolous. My tip today probably it really isn’t for everyone; it is for you cocktail nerds and diehard sippers of whiskey on a rock.
May 24, 2019
3 Reasons to Pack Cloth Napkins in Your Vacation Kit
I’ve been sharing some of my favorite tools to carry along to a vacation rental or cabin, from the essential to the frivolous. Here’s one more, which falls somewhere in between, and has some fun side benefits when traveling with a big crowd: Cloth napkins! Here are three reasons why I think these deserve a spot in your vacation kit. Vacation houses, in my experience, almost never have napkins or other table linens.
May 24, 2019
15 Homemade Travel Snacks That Don’t Need to Be Refrigerated
Homemade snacks are the best when traveling. They’re a little reminder of home and they beat anything you could find at the airport or gas station to tide you over for your next meal. The best kinds of snacks are the ones that you can just throw in your bag and not worry about keeping cold in the refrigerator. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, from a classic chewy granola bar, to protein-heavy jerky, to some sweet treats like Nutella puppy chow!
May 24, 2019
6 Tips for Traveling With Dietary Restrictions
Whether it is a much-needed vacation or a last-minute flight for work, every trip requires preparation. And for those with special diets, the packing list has a few extra items to consider. Mainly, food. But dietary limitations don’t have to take the spontaneity or flavor out of your adventures. Or keep you at home. With these tips, anyone with any dietary needs can stay full (and healthy) no matter where the journey takes them. Prepare for food emergencies.
May 24, 2019
10 Car Trunk Organizers to Get Your Groceries Home Safely
You know that sound — the sound of a grocery bag toppling over in your trunk after you make a sharp turn. Now something (the jar of pickles, or the jug of milk?) is rolling back and forth, back and forth. And all you can think is, am I going to open my trunk and find a leaky mess everywhere? If this sounds familiar, you need a trunk organizer. You can pick up one of these oft-collapsible organizers for as little as $10.
May 24, 2019
5 Tips for Discovering Great Beer While Traveling
Some people choose vacation destinations based on how many acres of white sandy beaches they can see from their cabana. My husband, Dan, and I have somewhat different priorities—we structure our travels around finding beer we can’t drink at home. (As well as sandwiches, baseball, and national parks, but that’s for another story.) Over the years, we’ve honed our methods for finding the best beer on our travels. And on our recent road trip through the Southeastern U.S.
May 24, 2019
Sandrine’s 5 Favorite Places to Shop for Food in Toulouse, France
Yesterday I shared a visit with French artist Sandrine Follère at home in her kitchen and her art studio. Sandrine made us the most wonderful lunch, one that highlighted many of the delicious specialties of Toulouse. Here are a few of the places that Sandrine likes to shop — a reference in case you also are so lucky as to spend some time in this southern French city. I asked Sandrine what a typical grocery shopping trip would include for her.
May 24, 2019
What You Can Expect in a Coffee From Central or South America: Cocoa, Nuts, and Spice
Coffee is just coffee right? Hopefully you’ve been reading this column long enough to know the answer to that question! So what is it that makes coffee from Nicaragua different than one from Kenya? Today we’re going to talk about coffee from Central and South America, and what characteristics define the coffee from this region. Coffee growing regions exist around the world in more than 50 countries from Africa to Asia.
May 24, 2019
5 Tips When Packing Food for an RV Road Trip
“It’ll be an adventure,” my husband’s colleague Ketan said, emphasizing the last word, looking me square in the eye. “An adventure,” he repeated, in case I’d missed it. Ketan recently lent us his well-loved RV for an eight-day road trip through Oregon with our kids, and I learned a few things along the way about cooking well while on an RV adventure.
May 24, 2019
The 5 Snacks We Always Take on the Plane
The key to a good flight, in my experience, is to have snacks on hand so you’re always prepared to feed yourself. (Plane travel isn’t my favorite thing in the world, but I like it even less when I’m hungry and cranky!) I asked my fellow Kitchn editors to share what snacks they like to bring on a plane, and here’s what they said. “I like clementines, peeled and packed in a light plastic container,” says Faith.
May 24, 2019
Say Coffee in 20 Languages
Whenever I travel, there are three things I always learn how to say in the local language: Hello. Thank you. That was delicious. Since food is such an excellent vehicle for experiencing a culture, and connecting with people, I’ve found that that last phrase always gets a big smile, no matter where I am. But of course, there’s another word that’s essential for the culinary traveler: coffee.
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Spiced Lentil, Sweet Potato & Kale Whole Wheat Pockets
This year my husband and I are spending time with both our families over the next few weeks, which means traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle to Boston and back again. Needless to say, we’ll be spending a lot of time on airplanes, and not one of the flights includes a meal. Instead of relying on sad bags of mini pretzels or soggy airport sandwiches, I’ll be packing a few of these whole wheat pockets.
May 24, 2019
This Is the Best Way to Take Your Deviled Eggs on the Road
I can’t remember an Easter where our pre-dinner snacks didn’t include deviled eggs. The same goes for picnics, summer barbecues and, well, most family gatherings. Just in time for spring, one of our readers emailed to tell us about her smart, mess-free way of taking deviled eggs to a party. (And no, it doesn’t involve buying a single-use deviled egg transportation device.) Here’s what our reader, Susan, had to say. Transporting deviled eggs drove me nuts for years.
May 24, 2019
A Few Tips for Successful Cooking in Vacation Rental Kitchens
For the most part, choosing to rent a house while on vacation instead of staying in a hotel is a no-brainer for me. I can enjoy plenty of meals at local restaurants, but also have the option to stay in and cook, which gives me an excuse to check out nearby farmers markets, as well as take a break from eating out.
May 24, 2019
15 Sweet and Savory Recipes That Make Perfect Travel Snacks
Whether it’s a weekend road trip or I’m heading somewhere by plane or train, it’s only a matter of time before I find myself reaching for a snack. There’s just something about travel that brings on the munchies, no matter how long the journey. When planning your next trip this summer, don’t forget the travel snacks. Here are 15 simple sweet and savory recipes that can really go the distance. The best travel snacks are no-muss, no-fuss.
May 24, 2019
5 Important Things to Consider Before Bringing Food on a Plane
If you’re getting ready to hop on a plane for your summer vacation, don’t forget to pack some snacks in your carry-on. I mean, those skimpy bags of pretzels airlines give out just don’t cut it. It’s safer, more satisfying, and likely less expensive when you pack your own snacks.
May 24, 2019
What Are Some Healthy, Portable Snacks Without Nuts?
Q: My boyfriend is allergic to nuts, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. Produce is fine once cooked, just not raw. We love to hike and camp, but so many of the go-to snacks for those activities are packed full of nuts. Any ideas for healthy, portable snacks that don’t have nuts? One can only eat so many Clif Bars and packets of Babybel cheese!
May 24, 2019
What Coffee Culture Is Like in Cuba
Coffee came to Cuba in the mid-1700s, and soon thereafter Cuba became a large coffee producer and exporter. In fact, coffee production has had such an impact on the Cuban landscape that the first coffee plantations now have a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. As coffee production grew, the drink became part of the national identity; it’s no surprise that even those of us who have never been to Cuba have probably at least once or twice heard mention of a café cubano.
May 24, 2019
3 Simple Strategies for Stress-Free Restaurant Meals with Kids
My husband and I recently took our 3-year-old out for burger night at our favorite local restaurant. We wanted to take advantage of the reduced prices — and sometimes, on a random Wednesday, it’s just nice to have someone else do the cooking. Of course, I packed a tote full of books and crayons to occupy our girl, but the key to a stress-free dining experience with a tot in tow often requires a bit more thought. Here are three ways we keep eating out enjoyable for the whole family.
May 24, 2019
This Vending Machine Is Your One-Stop Shop for Raw Meat
When I think of vending machines, things like Snickers and Twix bars come to mind. Maybe a crinkle-packaged cookie, or a bag of Sun Chips behind a bold F4. But here’s something I never considered purchasing from a vending machine: raw meat. My initial reaction to the news was disgust, but really, why should it be?
May 24, 2019
This Imaginary Beach Vacation Is the Break You Need Today
Even though it’s been a pretty mild winter as far as Michigan is concerned, I’m more than ready for a warm escape. And in the event you’re also itching for sun and sand, and that you didn’t jaunt off somewhere tropical this holiday weekend, — or worse, you didn’t even get the day off from work! — you deserve a virtual break (at the very least). And cocktails — fruity frozen drinks and sparkling refreshing ones, too.
May 24, 2019
8 Things to Bring Back from Delhi
Whenever I start planning a trip, my focus is on food, which makes sense: Besides eating to live, I write about and style food for a living. Most of the time the planning centers around what I’ll be eating while traveling, but preparing for any trip also means mindfully leaving space to carry treats to bring home.
May 24, 2019
An Insider’s Guide to Eating Out in India
When planning my most recent trip to India, I focused on where to eat, what to eat, and how to eat as much of it as possible. Just as importantly, though, I wanted to be cognizant of local customs, tips, and tricks. Enter Carishma Mehta — Delhi resident, organic farm owner, and intrepid eater.
May 24, 2019
5 Souvenirs to (Legally) Bring Back from Cuba
So you want to bring home a little something to remember your trip to Cuba, but not sure what’s a good idea and what might be asking for trouble? Here’s how to bring a taste of the Cubana life home with you and avoid any airport questioning. A note: You can legally bring back $100 in cigars and/or Cuban rum, so choose wisely. If you ask Cubans why their cigars are superior, they’ll tell you it’s the tobacco, and the rich soil that makes for a better crop.
May 24, 2019
This Is My Favorite Water Bottle for Traveling
I’ve collected a lot of water bottles over the years. From the cute ones that have cost more than I’d like to admit (and normally end up leaking in my purse) to the promotional ones from the bank or my alumni association, I’ve tried and donated more than I can count.
May 24, 2019
My (Sort of) Vegan and Gluten-Free Adventures in Cuba
When I made plans to spend a week in Cuba, my gluten- and dairy-free diet was really the last thing on my mind. I was more worried about how many sundresses to pack, whether I would remember my newly learned salsa steps, and if immigration would stamp my passport (they didn’t). I’m pretty sure my travel companion, a vegan, didn’t think too much about what she would eat either.
May 24, 2019
10 Ways to Celebrate Spring Like a Sicilian
Sometime in late February, almond trees bloom in succession across Sicily’s green hills, like popcorn popping in slow motion. These white puffs are the harbingers of spring, a season overflowing with delicious food and rich traditions. The Feast of San Giuseppe on March 19 officially announces the season in small towns across the island. Villagers create altars and offer huge amounts of food to the Gods to recognize good fortune and invoke a bountiful harvest.
May 24, 2019
If You Find Yourself in Frankfurt, Here’s What to Eat and Drink
When considering Germany’s regional cuisines, Bavaria and the Black Forest are top of mind, but while both are important, there is far more to Germany’s gastronomic traditions than Schweinhaxen and Weisswurst. Frankfurt and the region it lies in, Hesse, is in fact my favorite part of Germany to eat. When most Americans think of Frankfurt, they tend to think of banks and book fairs. I, on the other hand, think of delicious rustic meals of Handkäse and Apfelwein.
May 24, 2019
The Best Easter Traditions Come from Germany
The culmination of the Lenten period that begins much earlier in the year, on Ash Wednesday (February 10 this year), Easter is a joyous holiday with candy, culinary delights, and animal folklore. And while each country has its own unique customs, Germany’s Easter traditions deserve particular recognition. It was, after all, in western Germany that the Easter bunny, or rather Osterhase, was born.
May 24, 2019
The Science Behind Why Airplane Food Tastes Different
Somehow beef stroganoff seems like the safest bet, given the options. The flight attendant slips the tray from its rack on the cart and onto your fold-out tray table. You cautiously inhale as you peel back the condensation-covered plastic, hoping the aroma of your meal doesn’t put you off eating altogether. We’ve all been there — or if you haven’t personally tasted the unappetizing mid-flight meal, you’ve at least heard about its poor reputation.
May 24, 2019
Tales of a Nervous Traveler: My 4 Best Tips for Making Flying Suck Less
I consider myself a nervous person in general, but I’m never more aware of my anxious tendencies than when I’m traveling. Whether I’m on a plane, train, or automobile, the act of getting from one place to another always makes me a little tense. As I’m about to embark on a cross-country flight, I thought I’d share some of my tried-and-true tips for making travel a tiny bit less stressful.
May 24, 2019
4 Snack-Packing Tips for Long Flights
Last week I returned from a trip of a lifetime. My fiancé and I spent almost two weeks soaking up the beauty of South Africa. It was a such an incredible vacation that we’re already plotting our return, if we’re ever so lucky in the future. The only negative part was, well, the flight. I’ve been on 10- and even 12-hour flights before, but this was by far the longest I’ve endured. Book the nonstop from New York City’s John F.
May 24, 2019
What’s Your Hawaiian Spirit Island?
If there were a beauty pageant for the United States, Hawaii would have it locked up. But there’s more to this stunning archipelago than just good looks and fruity cocktails. Beneath her outer beauty, she’s full of personality — or personalities, rather. Each island has its own identity, its own strengths, and its own way of channeling the Aloha spirit. Here’s our very official guide to figuring out which island is the right island for you.
May 24, 2019
Hawaii’s Greatest Food Hits
If Hawaii has always felt a bit, well, out there, that’s because it is. The 50th state is nearly 2,500 miles from California (and less than 4,000 miles from Japan). But Hawaiian culture — and Hawaiian food in particular — is having something of a moment on the mainland.
May 24, 2019
Is the Malasada the Best Donut Ever?
Ask locals where to eat in Hawaii and sooner or later you’ll end up talking malasadas. Cakey and airy, yeasty and sweet, crisp and soft — they may just be the best donut ever. But beyond Portuguese bakeries, these donuts are relatively unknown outside of Hawaii. In the most basic terms, the malasada is a yeast donut, sans hole. The dough is distinguished from that of other yeast donuts by its egginess and also by the use of milk (often evaporated).
May 24, 2019
The Ultimate Hawaiian Cocktail Is (Surprise) from California
Think “tropical beach vacay” and likely what comes to mind is toes in the sand with an umbrella-clad drink in hand. Think Hawaii and that drink is probably a Mai Tai. Back in the 1960s, when the tiki craze was at its zenith, the Mai Tai was basically shorthand for the Aloha State, rivaled only by Hawaii 5-0 and Don Ho. Now, tiki is back in a big way, and Mai Tais have never tasted so good.
May 24, 2019
5 Things I Loved About Eating Vegan in Tel Aviv
In recent years, inventive vegan cuisine from around the world has helped shed an off-putting reputation restricted to ingredients like tofu and revolving around words such as bland. Perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in Tel Aviv, a city synonymous with both a hummus- and falafel-centric street food culture and an impressive global culinary scene.
May 24, 2019
Where to Find the Most Soulful Food in Tel Aviv
My first trip to Israel yields numerous culinary highlights, but it’s wandering through the markets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, each one bristling with distinctly charming character, which leaves me most captivated. And it is Carmel Market, or Shuk Ha-Carmel, with its sensorial barrage of shouts for straight-from-the-oven rugelach, wafting scents of garlic, and richly hued vegetables on display, I find especially soulful.
May 24, 2019
The First 5 Things to Buy at the Grocery Store While You’re on Vacation
If you’re renting a house or apartment for your summer vacation, you’re probably planning to do a little cooking. Whether that means grilling all week or simply using the kitchen as a place to make a pile of scrambled eggs for everyone in the morning, you’ll have to hit the grocery store at some point — so let’s talk grocery list.
May 24, 2019
Snacking Tips from Road Warriors: Flight Attendant
Snacks are an essential part of travel. They keep hunger — and impulsive, hanger-driven decisions — at bay, sustaining long days on the road (or on your feet). They also offer a tiny piece of home, whether it’s the familiarity of a pack of peanut M&Ms when you’re in a foreign country or the knowledge that you’ve got your go-to granola handy for breakfast.
May 24, 2019
Snacking Tips from Road Warriors: Freelance Writer
Snacks are an essential part of travel. They keep hunger — and impulsive, hanger-driven decisions — at bay, sustaining long days on the road (or on your feet). They also offer a tiny piece of home, whether it’s the familiarity of a pack of peanut M&Ms when you’re in a foreign country or the knowledge that you’ve got your go-to granola handy for breakfast.
May 24, 2019
Snacking Tips from Road Warriors: Food Blogger Gaby Dalkin
Snacks are an essential part of travel. They keep hunger — and impulsive, hanger-driven decisions — at bay, sustaining long days on the road (or on your feet). They also offer a tiny piece of home, whether it’s the familiarity of a pack of peanut M&Ms when you’re in a foreign country or the knowledge that you’ve got your go-to granola handy for breakfast.
May 24, 2019
Snacking Tips from Road Warriors: CEO
Snacks are an essential part of travel. They keep hunger — and impulsive, hanger-driven decisions — at bay, sustaining long days on the road (or on your feet). They also offer a tiny piece of home, whether it’s the familiarity of a pack of peanut M&Ms when you’re in a foreign country or the knowledge that you’ve got your go-to granola handy for breakfast.
May 24, 2019
How I Staycation: Richmond
“Staycation” may seem like a made-up word for people who don’t have the time or energy to plan an actual holiday, but hear us out: A vacation in your hometown doesn’t have to suck. In fact, it can be pretty wonderful. Consider: You save on airfare and transportation, you don’t have to worry about outsourcing care of pets or plants, and you can sleep in your own bed (if you want). Win-win-win! This month, we’re exploring how five different people staycation.
May 24, 2019
The Perfect Cake Carrier for Bumpy Journeys (and Small Kitchens)
If you’ve ever transported a cake from point A to point B, you know it’s easier said than done. I once tried to bring homemade cupcakes to work. To help me do so, I borrowed a cupcake carrier (which shall remain nameless) from the office. I feel it’s important to point out the fact that said office was a food magazine. You’d think they’d have the best cupcake carrier on the market, right? Nope!
May 24, 2019
Every Hotel Bar Is a Good Bar (If You Believe)
The school I went to in Italy was attached to a hotel. That may sound strange, but with professors coming to teach from all over the world, perhaps they thought it simply made good business sense. Of course, it was the students who took most advantage of the lobby bar. We’d pop in for a quick espresso before class or convene for a spritz post-exam. While it was far from the most luxe hotel bar on the planet — a bit dusty and outdated — it makes me happy just thinking about it.
May 24, 2019
These Are the 5 Must-Haves from IKEA’s Travel Collection
Swedish mega-store IKEA is more than a great place to snag cheap wine glasses and cube-shaped shelving — the stores also have an ever-changing travel section with some incredible deals on lightweight knapsacks, versatile shoulder bags, and sturdy luggage, to name a few. Most of the prices are steals, and they’re even cheaper if you’re an IKEA family member. (It’s free to join the program, so take advantage if you can.
May 24, 2019
In My Search for Korean Identity, the Sweet Potato Was My Guide
After university, I moved by myself to Korea to teach English, leaving behind the mild-mannered Midwest to begin a new life in a foreign country. Only that, to me, this country wasn’t completely foreign. It was where I was born. Then abandoned. Then adopted from. And, ultimately, it was where I wanted to return to take my first real stab at adulthood.
May 24, 2019
How a 4,000-Mile Road Trip Taught Me Everything I Know About Beef Jerky
In August of 2009, my boyfriend, our dog, and I loaded up my beat-up, two-door Chevy Blazer and set out for our first long-distance road trip together. What started out as a harebrained idea had, over the course of our then-fledgling relationship, solidified into a highlighted streak on the calendar, then a map, and finally a plan.
May 24, 2019
10 Must-Haves for Road Trips with Kids
This summer we’re taking a few long weekend road trips to camp, visit friends, and explore our new home state. As romantic as that sounds, let me remind you that there will be two young kids strapped in their carseats in the back of our family car. No free-wheeling convertible driving into the sunsets for us!
May 24, 2019
Vacation Is the Best Time to Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New
My 6-year-old is transitioning from kindergarten to first grade this summer and suddenly objects to new foods — even some of her old favorites. Generally, this kind of behavior doesn’t bother me — kids will have “seasons” where they are more picky than others, and they don’t last very long if we as parents keep our cool.
May 24, 2019
How Becoming a Mom Changed My Mind About All-Inclusives
There’s this common misconception among soon-to-be-parents that life will be — more or less — the same after kids. As the mother of a toddler and a baby, I can say that this is most certainly not the case. Life with kids changes all sorts of things, including how I want to vacation.
May 24, 2019
My Secret to Eating Better (and Cheaper) on Vacation
My toddler and I have pretty similar eating habits, at least when it comes to frequency. Thanks to wonky blood sugar levels, I need to snack at regular intervals, and my 2-year-old has an insatiable appetite. Because we both get “hangry” (i.e., hungy + angry = not a happy camper) when we haven’t eaten enough, I’ve mastered the art of always (always) having snacks on hand. That’s (relatively) easy when we’re on home turf, but less so when I’m on the road.
May 24, 2019
What’s Your Best Advice for Planning a Great Family Vacation?
As May winds down and summer vacation nears, I realize I have no idea what we’ll do. Sure, our kids have a mix of day camps and playdates scheduled for the summer, but in terms of thinking about a real family vacation, I have done exactly zero planning.
May 24, 2019
A Genius Cocktail Tip for Parents on Vacation
When you’re traveling with kids, you’re at the whim of little-people schedules. Days revolve around meal times and activities that allow the kids to run around and burn off energy. By the time your mini-mes (finally!) nod off, you’re probably ready for some grown-up time — and by grown-up time, I mean nice, cold cocktail time. The day is done, it’s time to relax, and that drink is your oh-so-deserved reward.
May 24, 2019
A Food-Lover’s Guide to Our Favorite Healthy Eats in Nashville
If you had told me 10 years ago that Nashville would become an international culinary destination, I would have kindly noted that even the best collard greens do not a foodie hotspot make. How wrong I was! Nashville has proven itself an ideal melting pot for traditional and foreign foodways, thanks to a welcoming atmosphere, ample room for growth, and a pocketed neighborhood setup that encourages small businesses.
May 24, 2019
Our 10 Favorite Beach Towns for Food-Lovers
If you’re someone who likes to eat — and really, who isn’t? — then choosing the perfect beach getaway is just as much about finding the perfect place to chow down as it is about finding the perfect stretch of sand. We’re here to help: These 10 picturesque beach towns are also fantastic dining destinations in their own rights, packed with everything from ritzy white tablecloth establishments to grubby beachside diners.
May 24, 2019
6 Recipes That Ease Me Back into Life After Vacation
Summertime usually means one thing for me: travel. Once Labor Day rolls around, the pages of my day planner are tattered and smeared with travel plans. Being in my late 20s and from the Midwest means a handful of summer weddings to plan for, along with college reunions, weekends spent camping and floating the river, day trips to the beach, and visiting friends in my old New England stomping grounds of Vermont and Massachusetts.
May 24, 2019
A Food-Lover’s Guide to India
For many people, Indian food begins and ends at curry. But, in fact, there is actually no single dish called curry. It’s British, in both origin and usage. In India, each gravy has a specific name, depending on ingredients or the type of cooking — like “paneer butter masala” or “chicken korma,” for example. Furthermore, while Indian cuisine does have a dazzling variety of vegetarian and meat gravies, the food goes way beyond that.
May 24, 2019
This Tiny City Has Big Flavor: Here’s What to Do, Eat & Drink in Portland, Maine
Compared to other local cities like Boston and New York, Portland, Maine seems more like a close-knit town. But don’t let its small size fool you — there’s a seemingly endless list of things to do, see, and, most importantly, eat in this smart, sophisticated New England city. Beyond the charming lighthouses and overstuffed lobster rolls, this mini metropolis pulses with life and community.
May 24, 2019
I Went on a Key Lime Pie Road Trip with My Dad
After months of deliberation, my father and I finally settled on the Florida Keys for our long-overdue father-daughter trip. The decision was primarily made due to its neutral proximity for us flying in from opposite coasts. Plus, it was just a place both of us had always wanted to go. Our route would take us roughly 100 miles from Key Largo to Kew West via US 1, aka the Overseas Highway. This iconic two-lane road with 42 (!!!
May 24, 2019
Finally, a Place to Keep Your Wine on Your Bike
No bike ride is complete without a pitstop in the park to share a bottle of wine with some friends. (And yes, we’d stand by that statement in the company of a bunch of Tour de France riders! What are you guys doing if not headed to an awesome picnic in the park?) Luckily, there are now a handful of artisan shops on Etsy that offer handmade leather carriers, which slide onto almost any bike to help you get said bottle of wine to that park.
May 24, 2019
Why One Cookbook Author Uprooted Her City Life & Moved to Maine
It was December 1982. I had a dream job: Culinary Editor of Food & Wine magazine. I was 26 years old and in love with a man who grew up in New York City. I also happened to be in love with New York (as a suburban girl, I had always dreamed of living in the city). There was no way I was going to give up my job or my zip code. I landed an assignment to write about the best restaurants along the New England coast.
May 24, 2019
How Traveling Through Scandinavia Changed the Way I Eat Breakfast
While traveling through Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway last summer on my honeymoon, I fell in love with breakfast. This was definitely not the breakfast I knew back home in the South, which consisted of hearty dishes like fried chicken and waffles, biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, and Bloody Marys garnished with bacon and every pickled vegetable under the sun. In Scandinavia I was enamored of the lighter, healthier fare — cozy bowls of porridge, smörgås, and gravlax.
May 24, 2019
8 British Condiments and Sauces You Need to Try
Branston Pickle might look strange, but it's actually delicious.
May 24, 2019
10 Food Souvenirs I Always Bring Back from Britain
When I traveled abroad as a child, my favorite part was picking out a souvenir. Thankfully, I seemed to steer clear of the mass-produced knickknacks, and ended up with quite a few timeless keepsakes from around the world. Maybe my 12-year-old self was cooler than I remember. (But probably not.) The souvenirs I pick up these days don’t last as long. I love roaming the aisles of foreign supermarkets, selecting consumables to bring home like jams, cookies, and hot sauces.
May 24, 2019
Why Disney Cruises Are Actual Parent Vacations
If you’re a mom then you know that despite the many, many joys of child-rearing, it can leaving you feeling a bit haggard. If you are like me, you will find yourself day-dreaming of endless sunshine and a Cinderella-style night out in glass slippers. You will want, in short, a real vacation — and not just a trip somewhere in a car where the final destination has a kitchen and in-laws are involved. If this is the case, then I encourage you to consider a Disney cruise.
May 24, 2019
A Food-Lover’s Guide to Quebec City
With a European small-town feel and menus peppered with French-Canadian classics like meat pie and poutine in their finest forms, Quebec City is a bit like Provence on a derailed diet. Spending a weekend here will fill you up on great food, litter your Instagram with enviable photos, and leave your hands just a little bit sticky with maple syrup. Poutine occupies an outsized reputation in the Canadian food world, having recently spread all over the U.S.
May 24, 2019