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Seeking Convent Sweets in Sevilla

May 10, 2017

           Seeking Convent Sweets in Sevilla

In Sevilla, traditional local sweets, made by cloistered nuns, abound inside centuries-old convents. You just have to find them.

Plaza Espana in Sevilla, Spain
Plaza de España, Sevilla. Courtesy of Francisco Collinet/Flickr.

“Ave Maria,” comes the soft unseen voice.

Not sure of the proper response to the greeting, I simply say,…

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How to Eat Paris Like an Insider

May 25, 2016

        How to Eat Paris Like an Insider

Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) in Paris, France
Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

In this guest post, our savvy friends at INSIDR—a service that provides travelers with a digital guide to explore Paris like a local—share what a typical day of eating looks like for a Parisian. Spoiler alert: There’s a lot of wine.

To…

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Dish Spotlight: Gallo Pinto in Costa Rica

August 4, 2015

   Dish Spotlight: Gallo Pinto in Costa Rica

It doesn’t get much more tipico than this deceptively basic rice-and-beans breakfast, reports contributor (and Costa Rica resident) Chelsey Perron.

Typical breakfast with gallo pinto, from a soda in Costa Rica
A typical breakfast plate with gallo pinto, from a roadside soda.

Costa Ricans—Ticos, as they’re called here—wake up to a different…

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Food Markets in Athens

May 27, 2015

                     Food Markets in Athens

Markets are often the best place to experience the very essence of a city's culinary culture—and quickly. Contributor Giulia Blocal brings us this introduction to the food markets of Athens, Greece.

Farmers market in Athens, Greece
The farmers market at Perissos. All photos by Giulia Blocal.
 

From the heart…