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Road Food! Savoring Maui’s Hana Highway

Minutes after landing in Maui, Hawaii, I learned two things: 1. “the Road to Hana” is a Very Big Deal and 2, the car rental agent will try to up-sell you  on a tricked-out, gas-guzzling Jeep. Here’s the thing: you don’t need a Jeep on the Hana Highway. It’s lush, gorgeous and prohibitively winding; you’ll most likely drive it at …

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Italy’s Best Beach Eats

With 7600 kilometers of coastline, Italy is one of Europe’s best beach destinations. Though many trips to Italy are planned around cities and monuments, it’s worth making a seaside detour during summer months, where you can lounge (and eat!) like a local by the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean. Share This:

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Lunch with Farmers in Tuscany (Video)

I spend several months each year in Italy – in the middle of nowhere, Tuscany. My next door neighbors are olive farmers, and in the past eight years that I’ve lived here, we’ve become pretty close. Every day the farmer and his family sit down together for a traditional Tuscan country lunch. Over the years (of inviting myself over with …

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A Horse is a Horse…Until it’s your Hamburger

A horse is a horse, of course, of course…until it isn’t. The horse meat scandal rocking Europe is causing a Soylent Green-style “OMG it’s HORRRSE!!!” reaction to ripple across the international media. Today, the headlines are all about the equine presence detected in IKEA’s Swedish meatballs. Yeah, okay, we get it. It’s horse meat. So what’s the big deal?  Share This:

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A Taste of Turkish Berlin

I always arrive in Berlin, Germany with a craving for kebab. The city — boasting one of the world’s largest Turkish populations outside of Turkey — is known for its unique version of döner. I set out to explore two neighborhoods, Neukölln and Kreuzberg, both known for their Turkish communities, cheap multicultural cuisine and lately, gentrification – an influx of students, hipsters, …

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