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Food Finds on the Costa Cálida

In a region of Spain where many of the cafes are specifically by and for the British tourists and expats, we’ve made a point to seek out some extraordinary and authentic restaurants in this region of Murcia. Mazarrón, in the southeast corner of Spain, is not known for its cuisine – although it is for […]

Recipes from Cooking Class in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam, is known for its food. In a country that has outrageously good food from top to bottom (my round-up of Vietnamese cuisine is here), the singling out of Hoi An prompted us to sign up for a cooking class there. Our class was at the tiny restaurant, Huu Nghi, whose name translates […]

Flavors of Vietnam

My advice for your culinary tour of Vietnam is to sit next to a friendly young Vietnamese native on your flight into the country. Vu Bich Thuy could hardly contain herself. Even though I was reading and tucked inside my earphones, she started asking about my visit to Vietnam. Before I knew it, she was […]

Since You’re Here, Have Some More Oysters

Depressed Americans (aren’t we all? It’s an election year!) can only avoid the cost of visiting Australia by not visiting. Once you’re here, it’s best just to change your thinking about prices. Or forget them all together so as not to paralyze your journey. To make it simple – even though the AUS and US […]

Breakfasts in Bali

One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories is not related to the presents or Christmas dinner, but to the breakfasts we’d have between tearing through Santa’s stockings and opening gifts from under the tree. It was a welcome break in the action. My mother baked fresh cinnamon rolls every Christmas, and later, when our appetites […]


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