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Lummi Island Salmon

Seattle WA
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Lummi island is part of the San Juan Islands. "Lummi Island Wild Cooperative’s mission is to promote the respectful and responsible harvesting of wild salmon and to protect the environment for future... Read more

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Exploring La Merced Market, in Mexico City

December 11, 2015

Our friends at Eat Mexico tell us why the Merced Market is a Mexico City must-see. Photos by Christie Pham Forget what you may have heard about...

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 Exploring La Merced Market, in Mexico City

Our friends at Eat Mexico tell us why the Merced Market is a Mexico City must-see.

Food vendor at La Merced market in Mexico City
Photos by Christie Pham

Forget what you may have heard about the Merced Market, in Mexico City. In my opinion there is only one real danger: You will, inevitably, time and time again, come home with bags full to overflowing with unnecessary items that you found impossible to resist. Personally, I have at various times and with varying degrees of regret purchased 3 kilos of sliced nopal cactus, a frog tamal, a bag of violet-colored beans from Puebla, a dozen mini tlacoyos that fit in the palm of my hand, and a set of white porcelain espresso cups—and I don’t even own an espresso maker. Each purchase was made in the passionate fervor that for me accompanies shopping the aisles of La Merced, one of D.F.’s oldest and grandest city markets.

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Jamaica
  • Ackee and saltfish

    Breakfast is no joke in Jamaica, and this one happens to be the national dish. Jamaica, of course, is not the only Caribbean island to favor pungent salt-cured, dried fish (like cod or pollack) first...

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Istanbul
  • Menemen

    This classic scrambled-egg breakfast is a real crowd-pleaser: Eggs are loosely scrambled in butter with green peppers, tomato, onion, and seasonings, and then served with bread, often in single-serving...

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Copenhagen
  • Frikadeller

    Move over, Sweden: Denmark’s got tasty meatballs too. Yet another important pork dish, frikadeller (“freek-a-del-er”) are the ever-popular Danish meatballs, typically served with things...

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  • Lummi Island Salmon

    Seattle WA

    jarae

    Lummi island is part of the San Juan Islands. "Lummi Island Wild Cooperative’s mission is to promote the respectful and responsible harvesting of wild salmon and to protect the environment for fu…    Read more
  • Eating and Drinking in Barcelona - My Picks

    Barcelona Spain

    jarae

    Boadas Cocktails – What grabbed my attention about this bar is that it is the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona, dating back to the 1930’s. It does not any get more authentic and Spanish than th…    Read more
  • La Matanza (the pig slaughter)

    Esporles village (Balearic Islands in Spain)

    uniquecorners

    The “Matanza” day at my village is a feast day and everybody is invited to participate to it. This is one of the most important rural traditions of the culture of Mallorca in Spain. This day tr…    Read more
  • Great steam crabs and clams

    Kent Island, Maryland

    bspence

    If you are looking for an old fashion Maryland crab house on the water you have to go to Harris Crab house on Kent Island. no pretenses here, just great steamed crab and steamer clams. finish it of…    Read more

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