– According to the year-end travel summaries and stats issued annually by my airline of choice, San Francisco has been my most-frequent destination for the past four years. And yet, I rarely mention the city on this blog. I’ve written about eating in cities like New York, Copenhagen, Paris, Kansas City (where I get my mail), […]
~ In the decades since I last visited my neighboring state to the south, I have heard increasing praise for Arkansas’s upper-left corner. Home to three Fortune 500 companies – Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt (a trucking company), and, most notably, the Wal-Mart empire – NWA (the local shorthand for Northwest Arkansas) is the fastest growing area of […]
~ I’ve been playing tag with London all of my adult life: always flirting, but never letting myself get caught in what would surely be a financially devastating love affair. So, perhaps purposefully, I have always kept my visits to the city brief. My recent trip in January was no exception.
~ My first trip to Finland was in 2005, when I took an overnight cruise from Stockholm to the ancient capital of Turku on the country’s west coast. That day-stop – which only gave me enough time to run through a museum (the copy of the haunting, self-portrait of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck that I bought there still […]
– My parents, who immigrated to the United States over forty years ago, said that, when they first arrived on these shores, they had no concept of “dessert.” In Taiwan, where they had spent most of their lives until that point, there were bakeries that sold sweet pastries, and confectioners who made candy. But most of […]
“So, you will come to my presentation with Le Squer in Lyon.” It was more of a decision, less a question. Bruno Verjus, arguably, knows more about food than any other person I know. The bonus is that he’s incredibly passionate about his affections, humble in his station as one of the most well-connected food […]
I’m not a Southerner, and I won’t claim to be an expert on Southern food. So I can’t tell you how the beignets at Café du Monde measure up to what a Southerner expects from a beignet. But if the beignets at Café du Monde are representative of the Southern ideal (and, judging by their […]