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How do you calculate a tip? The amount that you tip depends on your bill. Calculate your tip based on the total before any tax is applied. (This is also a good time to check if there's a service charge, in which case you generally would not leave any additional money.)
Tipping is one of the first etiquette challenges you'll encounter when you're a traveling foodie. What are the guidelines for the size of the tip you leave for the waiter or waitress when you're done with your meal? Tipping practices vary so much around the world, you risk an uncomfortable situation if you get it wrong. Here's a tipping guide so you get it right.
To sample New York's best wineries, visit two primary wine regions, the Finger Lakes upstate and in Long Island, and many more wineries throughout the Empire State, including wineries near Niagara Falls, wine tasting in New York City and more. Here's what you need to know to plan your visit.
A search for the best German food takes a traveler on a journey through one of the world's most hearty cuisines. Whether you're dining at a high-end restaurant or grabbing a bite from a street vendor, you'll be feasting on countless varieties of sausage, a wide variety of noodles, breads and local vegetables. Don't forget the beer you'll wash it all down with, the cakes you can enjoy for dessert, or the panoply of ethnic foods that have become firmly a part of urban Germany's food scene.
Belgium is world-renown for its high quality chocolates, a tradition that started when chocolate was
There are a few wineries in New York City, but there are far more opportunities to taste wine (often for free at wine stores), and to sip wine at sophisticated wine bars. A description of the wineries in New York City, the best wine stores with free tastings, and resources for the best wine bars in NYC. Page 17.
Learn about the origins of the practice of tipping.
Colorado's relaxed medical marijuana laws have created a huge market for marijuana edibles. Although not legal for travelers to sample, learn about this trend, the culinary facts of cannabis, how to cook with marijuana, how marijuana is an ingredient in baked goods from bagels to baklava, and savories, like pizza, available in marijuana restaurants.
In a restaurant a "tip", or a "gratuity", is an amount that you leave for your server in addition to
La Grand Épicerie is the food hall of Le Bon Marché, a venerable Paris department store on the Left Bank. It's an international supermarket, stocking French food products, including those you'll find in Paris specialty shops, as well as a selection of fine foods from all around the world.
When you hear a wine described as "estate bottled" or see "estate" on a wine label in the United States,
What are Michelin stars and how are they awarded? How does Yelp review restaurants? How do Zagat Guides work? What are Mobil stars and how are they awarded? What about AAA Diamonds? Definitions for popular food reviewers and an explanation of how they work, including the reason why they're criticized.
Restaurants have factored a gratuity into their pricing. You're not entitled to give yourself a discount if the owner waits on your table.
Las Vegas is a city entirely given over to life's guilty pleasures. Sure, you can hit Nevada's desert oasis of neon lights for the gambling, the shows, or its many, shall we say, adult offerings, but foodies know that the real reason to come to Vegas is to experience its cuisine.Many of the world's celebrity chefs supervise restaurants on The Strip, making it easy to learn what's fabulous and trendy in global gastronomy. There's great food off-Strip that's worth exploring, creative cocktails
There are many, many wonderful macaron, chocolate and sweet shops in Paris. But before you go in search of the best sugar fix in town—and you will find world-class, cutting-edge confections here— you should know that unlike most other matters culinary, the French reputation for confectionery prowess, particularly in regards to chocolate, is a relatively new development.
Where to dine in Granada, Nicaragua. This Central American country is not known as a foodie mecca yet, but you can dine well on comida tipica, or typical food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recommendations for international fare included.
California is the United State’s top wine producer, by far. With hundreds and hundreds of wineries to visit in more than 100 AVAs which spread from the Mexico border nearly up to the Oregon border, from the coast and in through the state’s many valleys and mountain ranges, planning a California wine tour is more of an exercise of prioritization than it is in other parts of the United States. Description of wine regions, wine maps, and wine touring information.
Get to know Swedish food when you go on holiday in West Sweden. You can plan a terrific food vacation since this is a particularly rich part of the country for culinary exploration. The coast offers up bountiful Swedish seafood - take a lobster safari or take a herring-pickling class. The main city of Gothenburg offers a delightful twist on the traditional coffee break, and wash it all down with schnapps and a Swedish drinking song.
The best restaurants in Lancaster, Pennsylvania offer travelers unique foods, which make for a memorable dining experience. The area is best known for its traditional Amish and Mennonite population, who, among many other facets of life have preserved the area's German culinary heritage, as well as traditional farming practices. Visit a farm market, dine at sophisticated restaurants, or family style, and learn to can preserves the traditional Amish way.
Plan a trip to the ancient city of Nizwa,an excellent excursion from Oman’s capital city, Muscat. Nizwa is about eighty miles west of Muscat. The drive is mostly on a new highway bordered by the dramatic Al Hajar mountains. Although Nizwa isn’t a food destination per se, food plays an important role in the area’s history and heritage.
Galeries Lafayette Gourmet in Paris is a one-stop foodie destination. It's great for tourists, but primarily caters to Parisians. Grab a good (and affordable) meal, ranging from a casual bite to more formal dining. Galeries Lafayette Gourmet stocks over 10,000 products, 70% of which are French. The department store is also home to the second location of famous food purveyors, for instance, celebrated chocolatier Sadaharu Aoki has a store in Galeries Lafayete.
Kauai is Hawaii's smallest populated island, but it's home to some of its best food and restaurants.
Hawaii's best food and restaurants are a blend of the culinary traditions of Polynesian, Japanese, Chinese Filipino and Portuguese immigrants that have settled here over the years. The result is a truly truly ono (or delicious) blend of flavors in a cuisine that you’ll find nowhere else.
Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao, is home to several food markets that are worth a visit: The Floating Market, which doesn't float at all, and The Old Market, a place to try the local's favorite dishes, including stewed iguana.
On a leafy street in the city of Kochi in India is the home and personal kitchen of Nimmy Paul, which also happens to be one of the best cooking schools in the world. Chef Nimmy Paul is a member of Kochi’s Syrian-Christian community, and grew up carefully watching her mother and grandmother transform local ingredients into delicious, highly flavored but not-too-fiery Indian culinary delicacies. This is a unique chance to learn to cook South Indian food.
Pommes Frites, a Belgian fries stand in the East Village is among New York City's favorite food experiences. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 12.
St. Lawrence Market is a must-see destination for foodies visiting Toronto, Canada -- as well as for history buffs. The market building dates to 1845, when it was the Toronto City Hall, and several renovations have led it to its current form. In fact, there are two structures, the South market, which is pictured here, and has over 50 vendors selling prepared foods, butchers, cheesemongers and so on, and the North Market, which is used for a Saturday farmer's market.
New York State is home to five wine regions, and nine viticultural areas. You can tour them all on your own, via car, or, if you'd rather not designate a driver, hire a limo or a bus to do the driving for you. Here, find maps for all of New York's wine trails, and information to plan your wine tasting trip.
Visit Bruges chocolate shops which include stores that have some adult fun with chocolate. . Page 6.
Plan your visit to Sonoma, California wineries. An overview of the area's 13 wine regions, with varietal specialties, links to winery maps, wine tours, and information on planning travels through laid back Sonoma County.
Providence is truly a global city, where old Yankee traditions meet the influences of many different cuisines. Federal Hill is Providence's Little Italy.
After âdune bashingâ, or off-roading in the Wahiba Sands desert of Oman, it was definitely time for a
Food poisoning is a common problem for travelers, especially traveling foodies. Learn what food poisoning is, its many causes, how common it is for travelers, and where to find the best information for treating food poisoning if it happens to you.
For your next great wine tasting vacation, leave your passport at home and hit some of the best wine regions in the United States. While there are wineries in all fifty states, it's not snobbish to say that they're not all created equal. These wine regions offer a mix of quality wines, unique tasting experiences, interesting dining opportunities -- in other words, good reasons to designate a driver and start your sippin' trip.
This is what Wong's is famous for -- a thick slice of fluffy passion fruit pie. Page 20.
What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity.
A guide to Providence Rhode Island's best restaurants including Al Forno, Bacaro, Nick's on Broadway, Aspire, Gracie's, TINI and more.
Dominique Persoone opened The Chocolate Line in Bruges in 1992, but his sensibility is anything but traditional.
Where can you find the best restaurants in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah? Chef Zane Holmquist of the famed Stein Eriksen lodge shares his restaurant picks for favorite meals, ranging from the Red Iguana for Mexican to his favorite brewpub, Squatters.
The best restaurants in Providence are sometimes overlooked, considering that Rhode Island is the nation's smallest state, and Providence is so close to culinary powerhouses like New York and Boston. But this is one of the most interesting food scenes in the Northeast. The food scene here blends the traditions of old New England, long-time immigrant communities, and Industrial-era Americana with plenty of sophistication thanks to the presence of star-producing culinary school Johnson & Wales.
Oregon is best known for its Willamette Valley wines, but there's a great deal more to explore in Oregon wine country. Get started with wine touring maps, for the Willamette Valley and its sub-appellations, as well as the very different world that is Southern Oregon wine. Oregon also shares viticultural areas with its two neighboring states: Washington to the north, and Idaho to the east. Find maps for these cross-border wine areas as well.
What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 9.
Tucson's food scene is defined by its its location -- in the Sonoran desert, right near the Mexican border. It's a city that excels in casual, often decadent, comfort food, as well as a growing number of gourmet options that put an upscale twist on local flavors.It adds up to a cuisine that excels in casual comfort food -- sonoran hot dogs, mango empenadas -- and a growing number of gourmet options that put an upscale twist on local flavors.
Plan a visit to Leonidas Chocolates at its home-base in Belgium. Page 9.
In restaurants, tipping practices vary tremendously around the world. Here's a traveler's guide to to tipping in some popular Eastern and Central European countries, as well as Russia and the Baltics.
Korea Town, which is centered on 32nd Street between 5th and Broadway, is a little slice of Korea in the heart of Manhattan. In this place also known as K-Town, you'll find Korean barbeque, Korean sushi, and other Korean food favorites. There's another Koreatown in Flushing, Queens, but neither is as large as Koreatown Los Angeles. Page 8.
Wong's restaurant in Hanapepe, and its attached bakery and deli, are widely considered the place to get the best lilikoi (or passion fruit) chiffon pie in Kauai. Page 17.
Washington's best wineries have an impressive worldwide reputation. The first commercial wineries started here in the 1960s, and grew fast. Today, Washington is second only to California in total wine production. And despite Seattle's (just) reputation for rain, the state is actually home to a wide variety of microclimates. Paired with creative wine makers, the yield is a diverse wine touring experience that's sure to please.
Visit Chocolate Shop t' Begijntje in Bruges for Caffe-Tasse products and delicious assortment of marzipan. Page 10.
Lancaster PA's historic Central Market is a great place to sample traditional Amish country favorite foods, including shoofly pie, chow chow, spicy lemonade and more. The Pennsylvania Dutch shun prepared foods, so you'll find plenty of delicious homemade baked goods, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables and hearty ready-to-eat snack options.
Finger Lakes wineries are clustered around a group of long, thin and deep lakes in a very scenic area of upstate New York: Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Candandaigua. The major towns are Watkins Glen and Ithaca. Plan your Finger Lakes Wine tasting trip, learn about deals, packages and events in 2010-2011, find maps, search a Finger Lakes wineries database and more.
Visit Chateau Blanc Chocolate shop near Groenplaats in Antwerp . Page 4.
Nevada's best restaurants are in the places travelers tend to frequent: Las Vegas, Reno and Stateline -- which is virtually a part of South Lake Tahoe, California. Food lovers who travel to Nevada for the casinos, the shows, the skiing, or other guilty and not-so guilty pleasures can also find plenty to please the palate, from the most sophisticated haute cuisine to hearty comfort food.
Who makes the best burgers in the United States? It's a question that's fiercely debated, as foodies
Kauai's best food is as beautiful as its surroundings. From gorgeous produce, to the unbelievably lush farms that produce everything from taro to coffee, Kauai is truly a feast for all the senses. Page 15.
The only thing better than eating in Paris? Shopping for gourmet provisions to recreate your favorite Parisian meal once you're back home. Parisians are uncompromising on their food shops as they are on all other matters, making The City of Lights an amazing place for foodies to shop. Learn about the best places to hit on the Left Bank and Right Bank: Le Bon Marche's Le Grand Epicerie, Dubernet Foie Gras, Les Abeilles, E. Dehillerin, Ladurée Champs Elysées, Fauchon and Jacques Genin.
What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 13.
The Institute of Culinary Education, better known as ICE, is located in Manhattan's Flat Iron neighborhood, and it's one of the most comprehensive cooking schools in the world. Professional chefs earn their degrees here, but ICE also offers hundreds of courses each month for the rest of us. Courses range from the basic, to the utilitarian, to the esoteric. The school attracts plenty of locals, but classes are also designed with the traveler in mind.
At the Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont, find vintage treats like penny candy, Charles Chips, Smarties, jaw breakers, licorice and more. Overdose on nostalgia.
Visit Jean-Phillipe Darcis chocolate shop right near the Grand Place de Bruxelles for quality chocolates and pastries. Page 15.
Whether you want to learn how to make whiskey, enjoy a fine selection of whiskeys from around the world, or taste spirits only distilled in Tasmania, Australia Lark Distillery in downtown Hobart is your destination. Larks' whiskey is award-winning, and in addition to that well-stocked bar (which pours his own whiskeys and spirits as well as many others) he's now running a distillery school to share what he's learned about the art of the good drop. The classes run for one, two and four days.
Kauai's best food is as beautiful as its surroundings. From gorgeous produce, to the unbelievably lush farms that produce everything from taro to coffee, Kauai is truly a feast for all the senses. Page 21.
Visit a Galler Chocolate shop and get to know a creative international chocolatier at its home base. Page 11.
Plan your visit to Napa Valley, California. With more than 400 wineries, this is the best known wine region in the United States. It's welcoming to beginners and to experienced wine enthusiasts alike. Plan your visit with winery listings, wine maps, details on the wine regions inside Napa Valley.
Rhode Island's New York System wieners are a pork hot dog, served on a steamed hot dog bun, and topped with a meat sauce, onions sprinkled with celery salt, and mustard. They go down very easy, despite the nickname
Plan a visit to Depla Pol, a modern Belgian chocolate shop in Bruges. Page 8.
Koloa Fish Market is a cozy place where you can buy the fixings for a fabulous seafood meal, or enjoy traditional prepared Hawaiian foods. Page 12.
Katz's Deli is one of those "only in New York" type of restaurants that's become more of a tourist must-see
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What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 10.
The menu at Pat's Drive-In. There's more than just chili dogs here, but that's what they're famous for (as well as their french fries, which aren't pictured on the menu). They're a bargain at under $1.50 each. Page 2.
Poisson cru is a French Polynesian version of tuna ceviche. If you travel anywhere in the Society Islands -- Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea -- you'll encounter this refreshing dish, most often served along as a starter or a side. This recipe is the Paul Gauguin's, a small cruise ship that sails these waters. During a stop at Motu Mahana, a small island off of Taha'a, there were various culinary demonstrations available in between snorkeling, swimming and general beach bumming, poisson cru among them.
Beer is an important part of the culinary scene in Montreal, and it has a long history. There are than 1600 microbreweries in the province of Québec, and many fine places to sample their wares in the Montreal. Plan your beer trip to Montreal with this overview of the best breweries and brewpubs to visit in Montreal, beer tours to take, and a beer festival to attend.
What is an AVA? The definition of American Viticultural Areas, an important term for wine travel, wine making and wine buying in the United States. How AVAs are determined, what it means when you see an AVA on a wine bottle label, how AVA compares to French AOC, and the rules for listing a varietal on a wine label.
Visit Frederic Blondeel Chocolates in Brussel's St. Catherine's area for creative yet subtle chocolates. . Page 14.
Kauai's Shrimp Station in Waimea specializes in shrimp, shrimp and nothing but shrimp, as the menu clearly shows. Page 11.
Visit Planète Chocolat in Brussels, for chocolate to taste, chocolate classes, chocolate making equipment and more. . Page 12.
What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 14.
Visit Godiva Chocolate where it started in Brussels. . Page 20.
This poolside restaurant lays out a huge Mediterranean-style hot and cold buffet for breakfast and lunch. In winter, breakfast moves to La Français
Beer and college students go together like gin and tonic, or, for those under the legal drinking age,
Montreal is fairly duck and foie gras obsessed -- it factors into a lot of dishes, so hardly a surprise that you'd find an entire boutique dedicated to these birds. Le Canard Libere, Espace Gourmand, sells a full line of Brome Lake Duck products -- from whole birds to pates to duck legs confit to foie gras and everything in between. There's also a deli where you can have salads and -- what else? -- duck sandwiches, and some casual seating. Page 11.
El Guero Canelo, the home of the Sonoran hot dog. Page 3.
What is culinary travel? How is a culinary trip different from all other trips? The International Culinary Travel Association defines culinary travel as the “pursuit of unique and memorable culinary experiences of all kinds.” Put another way, for the culinary traveler, food and drink are not incidental to the trip, but an important part of travel. Follow your food passions to plan your culinary adventures.
There's lots of water in Niagara Falls, but there's also plenty of wine and wineries to visit on both the New York and the Ontario side of the border.
What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 16.
E. Dehillerin has been selling cookware for professionals and serious home chefs since 1820, and from its present location since 1880. This is a store that definitively favors function over form, which you'll notice when you look at the exuberantly cluttered windows, where merchandise is stacked more than displayed. Page 3.
The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado offers many varied opportunities for dining. Here, an overview of the best restaurants at the resort, and its dining highlights.
Plan a visit to Stephan Dumon Chocolatiers three locations in Bruges, Belgium. . Page 5.
Photo of Mi Nidito Mexican restaurant. Page 14.
At the Spice Bazaar, you can find every conceivable variety of popular Turkish sweets and treats, including
Koreatown, or K-Town, is the part of a city where you'll find many Korean-owned restaurants. There are several Koreatowns throughout North America, where you'll find mouthwatering Korean food. Restaurant resources for Koreatown Los Angeles, New York, Flushing, Chicago, Annandale and Toronto, Canada.
The International Culinary Center, which encompasses The French Culinary Institute, and the Italian Culinary Academy has long been one of the city's best-regarded schools for professional chefs, with faculty that includes Jacques Pépin, André Soltner, Jacques Torres and others. Its recreational division gives travelers a chance to get a taste of the education that star alumni, like Bobby Flay, experienced as students.
Long Island's wine regions are the newest in New York state, but are fast growing both in terms of acreage (from 17 acres of vineyards in 1973 to over 3,000 today) and in reputation. Learn about wine touring options on the North Fork and the Hamptons, via private car, limo or bus. Download maps to find the region's 50 wineries, including Martha Clara, Lieb and Pindar, and find information about Long Island's top varietals, planning a Long Island wine country wedding and more.
Exploring the history of the U.S. soda fountain. Many destinations are connected to the history of this all-American drink.
Halifax is Nova Scotia's dining epicenter, and restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to fish n' chips to a corner devoted entirely to pizza. Many of the best restaurants in this Canadian maritime town are near Halifax's tourist attractions, which are mostly clustered along the harbor, as well as up the city's hill, towards the Public Garden and the Citadel. There are also several local favorites that are a bit of a distance from the well-trodden areas, but are worth the trip.
Take a photo tour of Tuscon, Arizona's best restaurants and food shops. Page 11.
The Michelin Guide to San Francisco restaurants ranks selected eateries in the city and in Napa Valley wine country on a scale of one to three stars. Since most restaurants receive zero stars, it's a mark of quality and of pride for a restaurant to have received even one star. You can buy the guide book for restaurant details, but if you want to see which restaurants are Michelin starred in the Bay Area, including the wine region, you can do so here, and make reservations via Open Table too.
If you love seasonal fruits and berries, check out Mohonk Mountain House 's midweek special "Seasonal
El Charro's Carne Seca Cage, Close-Up. Page 10.
To experience the best of Belgium, you'll need to taste its food. Belgian cuisine has been influenced by the French and the Dutch, so if you like either of these cuisines, you'll be very happy dining your way through this small country. Here are the iconic Belgian foods you won't want to miss on your visit.
Wittamer is one of the grande dames of Belgian chocolate, and the shop that's on Sablon is quite different
Plan your visit to Del Rey chocolate shop in Antwerp's city center. . Page 3.
A quick 36 hour tour of New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country includes wine and beer tasting at Wagner Vineyards, one of Seneca Lake's pioneering wineries, a spirits tasting at Finger Lakes Distilling, breakfast at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel and a fantastic southern influenced dinner at Stonecat Cafe.
It's easy to drive right past Duane's Ono-Char Burger, but if you pass it it's worth turning around again. There's outside seating available making it a perfect stop along Kuhio Highway. Page 24.
Shanghai's many restaurants offer a wide variety of Chinese food experiences, from the city's own cuisine, to Chinese regional favorites, to gourmet international cuisine. This variety is due to the city's history, from a fishing village, to a port town, to the most European city on the Chinese mainland, to its position today as the fashion capital of the People's Republic.
Brennan’s of Houston is a sister restaurant to Commander's Palace, the New Orleans institution. It serves Louisiana-style cuisine with a Texas twist, or Texas Creole: think turtle soup, shrimp remoulade, banana’s foster. Sign up for its unique cooking class: Brennan’s Chef for a Day program. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in the kitchen of a busy restaurant, or wanted to get hands-on instruction from a working executive chef, this is a fantastic way to make it all happen.
In addition to its famous lilikoi pie, Wong's also offers a host of Asian and Hawaiian baked goods. Page 19.
What to expect from the food and the service when you fly SWISS Business class.
Take a photo tour of Tuscon, Arizona's best restaurants and food shops. Page 5.
Lancaster PA's historic Central Market is a great place to sample traditional Amish country favorite foods, including shoofly pie, chow chow, spicy lemonade and more. The Pennsylvania Dutch shun prepared foods, so you'll find plenty of delicious homemade baked goods, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables and hearty ready-to-eat snack options. Page 6.
Wong's in Hanapepe offers several varieties of pie besides its famous passionfruit chiffon. Page 18.
El Charro's Carne Seca Cage. Culinary Travel. Page 9.
Kauai's best food is as beautiful as its surroundings. From gorgeous produce, to the unbelievably lush farms that produce everything from taro to coffee, Kauai is truly a feast for all the senses. Page 14.
The word "safari" lends a touch of excitement when its appended to almost anything -- but when it's a
Take a photo tour of Tuscon, Arizona's best restaurants and food shops. Page 12.
In the Barbecue Belt of the Southeastern United States, there are many different styles of meat cooked over flame. An overview of what to expect from southern BBQ in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
What are New York City's favorite food experiences -- streets, markets restaurants? Ask ten New Yorkers and you'll get ten different answers. While it's easy for visitors to find the expensive big-name spots, it's harder for visitors to track down the places locals love. Here, an evolving gallery of picks for essential New York eating and food shopping experiences, many of which celebrate this city's greatest strength: its diversity. Page 4.
Providence is where the diner began, and it's still home to several diners that harken back to the diner's heydey.
Mango empenadas and Mexican wedding cookies from Le Cave Bakery in Tucson. Page 8.
Dining at Ravi, a very affordable Pakistani restaurant in Dubai, and a discussion of how to find other good, cheap ethnic eats in Dubai.
Indianapolis' best restaurants don't get that much attention -- it's the racing that brings hundreds of thousands of travelers to Indianapolis, whether they're attending the Indy 500, the largest sporting event in the world, or the annual NASCAR Brickyard 400. But there's plenty of great food in Indy -- to dine before or after the race, or to find supplies for an at-race tailgate or picnic. Learn about Patachou, R Bistro, Pearl Bistro, St. Elmo's Steak House, and Traders Point Creamery.
Visit Neuhaus Chocolates, where the praline began Page 18.
Kauai's best food is as beautiful as its surroundings. From gorgeous produce, to the unbelievably lush farms that produce everything from taro to coffee, Kauai is truly a feast for all the senses. Page 13.
La Maison du Miel carries a staggering selection of honey from France and around the best honey-producing regions of the world, as well as honey candy, jams made with honey, soap made from honey, and honey-related health products. You can sample the honey before you make your choices, although be prepared: not every member of the sales staff speaks English. Page 2.
Shopping in a typical Shanghai food market is not like visiting your average supermarket! Explore the huge variety of exotic fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, bean curd products and more at this typical city market.
The fastest way to experience sophisticated, urban French cuisine? Hop a flight to Montreal, North America's most European major city, where French culinary heritage blends with the best of this continent's melting pot. There are plenty of old standbys to visit -- of course, you'll hit Jean Talon Market, and stand in line for smoked meat at Schwartz's. But like any world class city, Montreal's restaurant scene is ever-changing. Here are the best resources to track down the latest and greatest restaurants.
There aren't that many foods that can be considered "iconic New York" -- the city is such a melting pot
Nova Scotia's food scene has long made good use out of the Atlantic Ocean. But there's more here than just excellent fresh seafood. Nova Scotia is home to wineries, dairies, and farms of all varieties, supporting locavore restaurants, as well as farmer's markets and to gourmet food producers. Halifax has been a base of Navy operations since Colonial times and through this day, and is also the home of six degree-granting universities, which means a thriving beer scene.
New York City is home to many celebrity chefs, but with only seven three-star Michelin awardees, many bold faced names did not make this most exclusive club. (Many have received two or one star, though.) If you’re wondering what happened to your favorite celeb chef, here's a list of notable chefs out of the 3-star club, including Joel Robuchon, Gordon Ramsay, David Chang, Mario Batali, Wylie Dufresne, David Bouley and Tom Colicchio.
A'akukui Ranch raises grass-fed cattle which yields delicious beef, served here at the Sheraton Kauai. Page 7.
At the Spice Bazaar, there are a few vendors that specialize, but most sell a little of everything --
Del Rey's traditional-looking exterior carries forward into a bright but definitely formal interior,
Wine and Chocolate: A Terrible Pairing? -- Yakima Valley Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend
Chicken Real's meat may not be quite as hot and spicy, but the sides here are the best in town. The macaroni and cheese is silky and divine; the hand-battered French fries and green beans dipped in house-made honey mustard sauce alone are worth the 15-mile drive from downtown. Chicken Real is take-out only, making this a great choice for travelers stocking a picnic. Page 10.
Shrimp Station in Waimea, Kauai, is a casual dining institution that serves shrimp almost exclusively. Page 10.
Brotherhood Winery, America's oldest winery at first seems to have an unlikely location - New York State's Hudson Valley. Plan your visit to Brotherhood Winery, find maps and directions, learn about winery events and how to stay connected to the winery on Facebook.
Even though we know them as French Fries, the frites is one of Belgium's best foods, and one that they've certainly perfected. Here's where to find some fried potato goodness.
Since it's going to be hot out, you're going to be wearing your light summer wardrobe. That's fine, but if you're picking berries you're going to be down on the ground a lot -- that means you'll be on hay, branches, brambles and the rest of mother nature's ground cover. So bring something you don't mind getting dirty to sit on -- a sweatshirt, for instance. And don't forget to wear sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Page 3.
Top Chef contestants and judges have worked in, worked for, and launched restaurants all around the country, which means the television series Top Chef is packed with ideas for culinary travel. Plan to visit Top Chef-related restaurants in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New York and Puerto Rico.
The Michelin Guide to Chicago restaurants ranks selected eateries in the city on a scale of one to three stars. Since most restaurants receive zero stars, it's a mark of quality and of pride for a restaurant to have received even one star. You can buy the guide book for restaurant details, but if you want to see which restaurants are Michelin starred in Chicago, you can do so here, and make reservations via Open Table too.
Kauai Kanuna Dairy is a small goat dairy, which makes delicious goat cheese, among other products. Visit the dairy for a sampling of its products, and to meet some of the animals that make it all possible. Page 8.
Take a photo tour of Tuscon, Arizona's best restaurants and food shops. Page 13.
To really delve deeply in Houston’s barbecue scene – and to eat more than you think any one person should – sign up for a barbecue tour of Houston. Or take Texas BBQ back home with you and take a barbecue cooking class with expert Robb Walsh.
The Spice Market in Istanbul, also known as Misir Çarsisi, or the Egyptian Market.This is the place to buy spices, dried fruits and nuts, tea and candy, all in quantities of your choosing. The building dates back to 1664 and is the second-oldest covered shopping area or bazaar in Istanbul.
Dinner rolls are another way that taro is used in Hawaiian cooking, and even people who aren't fans of taro will likely appreciate the taste. Page 16.
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Povi Masima is salted beef brisket, or corned beef, and you'll see it throughout Oahu Market in Honolulu's Chinatown. While corned beef is enjoyed the world over -- and especially on rye with mustard in cities like New York or Montreal -- povi masima tends to be featured in dishes that are more Polynesian, often prepared with taro leaves, or as the basis for Samoan chop suey. Page 8.
You can’t buy Thomas Tew rum at the end of your distillery tour due to state law, and the rum is only available in Rhode Island. But you can scoot right down to a local liquor shop for a souvenir, or head to a nearby bar that pours the local rum.