travel

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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Off the Beaten Plate: The Making of a New Web Series

Maybe you’ve noticed —  lately things have been quiet here at Foodie International. That’s because all the action is happening at a different URL: http://offthebeatenplate.tv. For the past five weeks I’ve been on the road (and in the air) filming my brand new web TV series, Off the Beaten Plate. I’ve eaten my way to some amazing destinations: New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, …

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The 10 Best Things I Ate in 2012

Looking back on this phenomenal food-filled year, it’s nearly impossible to select my ten favorite foods. My Foodie International adventures took me to some of the world’s most exciting destinations, like the culinary bucket list wonderland that is San Sebastian, Spain, where I can easily name 100 amazing things I tasted that sent me spinning into foodie ecstasy. I had …

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A Polish Food Adventure in Warsaw

Pierogi and zurek. These two dishes are my Warsaw foodie modi operandi, my Polish culinary obsessions. This is my third visit to Warsaw, Poland. I’m in the Eastern European capital for three short days and I’ve already mentally scribed my ideal menu plan. Lunch and dinner will revolve around either zurek, pierogi, or both. Zurek, a.k.a. The Best! Soup! Ever!, …

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The Weirdest Foods I Ate in 2012

Weird food isn’t my schtick. There’s already a dude who does that full time. Here’s the thing: as much as I wax poetic over local foods encountered in my travels like home-cured prosciutto, hand-pulled noodles and street-side tortillas, everyone wants to know just one thing: “Did you really eat a scorpion?” I like to say, “bizarre is in the eye …

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