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Post Diwali Indulgences

New Delhi, India
meghaaluthra

It’s that time of the year again! There is a slight nip in the air and the smells of autumn fill up mornings. Diwali has just gone by but that really hasn’t put a stop to all the festivities. The... Read more

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In Remote Jamaica, Jerk Chicken, Mellow Beaches & a Toddler

March 15, 2015

Team EYW was recently in Port Antonio, where the Blue Mountains meet the sea in northeast Jamaica, to cover the north coast’s local foods for...

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In Remote Jamaica, Jerk Chicken, Mellow Beaches, And a Toddler

Port Antonio, Jamaica view, where the jungle meets the sea

Team EYW was recently in Port Antonio, where the Blue Mountains meet the sea in northeast Jamaica, to cover the north coast’s local foods for this site. The birthplace of jerk, this gorgeously green, serene region is one that rewards an exploratory spirit—even if you have a two-year-old in tow.

To be perfectly honest, we arrived to Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s lush northeast coast, a little beaten down. Scott and I had just survived a nearly five-hour drive (with stops) along the coast from Montego Bay, the last two hours slow and winding, with our temperamental nearly two-year-old, and we were already dreading the drive back in a few days. It was getting late, we were hungry, and we had no idea where to park: Our beautiful hotel-villa, perched steps from the Blue Lagoon (yes, that one), was set between two narrow, jungly roads, no lot in sight.

And once that was resolved, and we’d lugged all our stuff into our two-room suite, there was our second pressing issue: food.

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Washington, D.C.
  • Mumbo sauce with fried chicken

    Fried chicken is fried chicken, but mumbo sauce (also spelled mambo, mombo, and a few other ways) is a true D.C. oddity…except that it was actually invented in Chicago first (more on that later)....

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Manila
  • Sinigang

    Sinigang (“see-nee-gang”) is the sour soup you shouldn’t miss in Manila, hailed by noted food critic Doreen G. Fernandez as “most representative of Filipino taste.” Standard...

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Charleston
  • Boiled peanuts

    Boiling raw peanuts in salted water till they’re soft and creamy inside is common across much of the South, but there’s good reason to believe boiled peanuts have a special connection to...

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  • Post Diwali Indulgences

    New Delhi, India

    meghaaluthra

    It’s that time of the year again! There is a slight nip in the air and the smells of autumn fill up mornings. Diwali has just gone by but that really hasn’t put a stop to all the festivities. …    Read more
  • Tasting Bali, a sensory adventure

    Bali

    annamcphee

    Bali is a land which borders on the culture of east and west, a popular holiday destination between Australia and Asia. The contrasts reflected in the two very different worlds, one of tourism, the…    Read more
  • Best tastes of Southern Tuscany

    manciano

    maremmatuscany

    The Maremma is known for its cultura contadina or peasant's culture. Every town has its own tastes and take on certain dishes. But no matter where you go, Maremman food is hearty, seasonal and plen…    Read more
  • Fish 'n Chips With My Baby

    Cervantes, Western Australia

    eblech

    For many Western Australians fish and chips on the beach is a well established ritual woven into many trips to the beach, particularly in the evening. This food that is common all over the world is…    Read more

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