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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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On a Quest for Meatballs, in Sweden

January 28, 2015

Sometimes you have only a few short hours in a new place, and damn it if you won’t make the most of them. Such was the case for our day trip...

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       On a Quest for Meatballs, in Sweden

Swedish meatballs, or kottbullar, in Malmo, Sweden

Sometimes you have only a few short hours in a new place, and damn it if you won’t make the most of them. Such was the case for our day trip from Copenhagen to Malmö, Sweden, just over the huge Øresund bridge from the Danish capital, where our brief agenda included wandering the streets, stopping in some parks, and eating köttbullar, or what we call Swedish meatballs. Pretty manageable, right?

That’s what we thought, anyway, as we emerged from the train into the bright sunlight last September. Our 17-month-old son was peacefully asleep in a carrier on my chest, and we had plentiful time to wander the quiet, pretty streets and find us some meatballs for lunch. We quickly saw, though, that Malmö is full of international food options—Swedish, not so much.  In Lilla Torg, a pretty little public square not far from the train station, we found a sushi joint, a Scottish bar, some nightclubs, and a T.G.I. Friday’s. We walked on, and on and on, but the streets grew increasingly deserted of people, with nary a restaurant to be found.

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Washington, D.C.
  • Half-smoke

    This natural-casing smoked sausage, typically half-pork, half-beef, and flecked with red pepper, is D.C.’s culinary claim to fame, among the city’s very few true signature foods. Its name...

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Manila
  • Kwek-kwek

    A popular street food, kwek-kwek are hard-boiled quail eggs dipped in a bright orange batter, then deep fried. The batter is usually composed of flour, baking powder, some salt, and food coloring, allegedly...

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Charleston
  • Shrimp & grits

    The classic Southern pairing of shrimp and grits is not Lowcountry specific, but it’s so beloved in Charleston—and shows up on so many restaurant menus here—that we’d be remiss...

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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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