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Tasting Bali, a sensory adventure

Bali
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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 other... Read more

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Eat Your World's Food Tour in Queens

September 26, 2014

Papri chaat: a tour favorite [photo: Sam Kolich] For years now, Scott and I have taken our friends, and friends of friends, on an informal food tour...

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       Eat Your World's Food Tour in Queens

Papri chaat in Queens, NY
Papri chaat: a tour favorite [photo: Sam Kolich]

For years now, Scott and I have taken our friends, and friends of friends, on an informal food tour of our deliciously diverse neck of Queens: Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. Here is a 12-block or so radius that encompasses restaurants, cafes, and street vendors from at least as many countries, including but not limited to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Korea, Thailand, and China. The food is not only fun and educational to try; walking around here provides the rare opportunity to cross continents, to interact with immigrants from around the globe, in the space of just a few hours. It’s the New York City melting pot of 2014—and it’s just a 15-minute express-train ride from midtown Manhattan.

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Rhode Island
  • Calamari

    Calamari, or fried squid rings, may not be totally unique to Rhode Island, but the state does have a thing for it: In 2012, nearly 50% of the East Coast’s squid quota (23.5 million pounds) was...

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Charleston
  • Frogmore stew, Lowcountry boil

    This one-pot dish, a seasoned mix of unpeeled shrimp, corn, potatoes, and smoked sausage, goes by a few different names—Frogmore or Beaufort stew, after the Frogmore community on St. Helena Island...

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San Francisco
  • Local craft beer

    San Francisco may be in close proximity to wine country, but there’s no doubt it’s a beer-lover’s town. With countless craft breweries in the city, the Bay Area, and Northern California...

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  • 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
  • Portuguese repast

    Coimbra, Portugal

    ztovar

    In Portugal, the western country in the continental Europe, each meal is a ceremony, a time for sharing and enjoying a pleasurable living. The meal begins with a bowl of soup. The soup is made of…    Read more

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