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Latvian Food in Riga: 8 Essential Dishes

October 23, 2017

The tiny Baltic country sandwiched between Scandinavia and Central Europe is a fusion of beautiful architecture, a buzzing arts scene, and food like no other. Food is what makes the world go round in Latvia. Any Latvian will tell you that they’ve forged a special connection with nature, and it is reflected in their food. They grow, hunt, fish, forage, pickle, smoke, and preserve anything they can get…

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5 Dishes You’ll Love in Iceland

September 19, 2017

            5 Dishes You'll Love in Iceland

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. All photos courtesy of Chanie Hyde.

Traditional Icelandic meals that you may have heard of, like sheep’s face and various uses of offal, are getting harder to come by as younger generations make a decent income and have grown their palates to more European tastes.…

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Recipes from Afar: How to Make Limoncello

June 1, 2017

      Recipes from Afar: Limoncello, Florence

Glass of limoncello with recipe and photo of Florence.
All photos courtesy of Stephanie Andrews

Limoncello: It’s a tummy tamer, an after-dinner delight. Italy’s liquid courage. Behold the power of lemons and their ability to quickly turn your evening into a whirling dervish if you aren’t careful. This isn’t something you knock back like a pint,…

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On a Quest for Meatballs in Malmö, 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 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.…