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Catalan Sweets: Five Not to Miss

October 9, 2013

            Catalan Sweets: Five Not to Miss

Panellets, a Catalan sweet
Photo: Rofi (Roger Ferrer Ibáñez)

It’s no secret that Spain is home to a rich culinary landscape. From sprawling vineyards to thriving fisheries and lush mountains teeming with life, the diversity of natural resources here is staggering. Perhaps nowhere is the richness of Spanish gastronomy better exemplified than in Catalonia, in…

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Morelia, Mexico: What to Eat

October 2, 2013

Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacán, Mexico, is quietly beautiful, the kind of pretty where the dowdy female lead takes off her glasses, shakes out her ponytail, and wows the guy at the end of a rom-com. The food, though, is exactly the opposite: It’s the mean girl with the tiny waist who knows how to wield a fierce high heel—or, in Morelia’s case, a fierce tamale.…

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What (and Where) to Eat in Avignon, France

July 10, 2013

What (and Where) to Eat in Avignon, France

View of Avignon's bridge and Villeneuve-les-Avignon, in France
View of Avignon's famous broken bridge and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon beyond.

Avignon is the sweetheart town of the Provence region of France, its historic buildings and papal mansions held fast within the 14th-century ramparts. Local cuisine is, like elsewhere in France, a product of the terroir:…

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12 Hours in Macau: What to Eat

June 4, 2013

          12 Hours in Macau: What to Eat

Congee and crab dish from Seng Cheong, Macau
The spread at Seng Cheong

In this guest post, Juliana Loh relays her itinerary for taking “heavyweight food friends from Hong Kong” out to eat in Macau for exactly 12 hours. Because it was during the Chinese New Year holidays, some of her favorite spots were…