For a chef and food lover, there’s no greater culinary Mecca in North America than New Orleans. Influenced by cultures that have converged upon this great city on the Mississippi over its 300 years history, NOLA is full of a near endless number of restaurants, cafes and bars.
The trick is to find the locals’ haunts. Because amongst some of the best eateries in the world, there’s a bunch of “other” places that are all about capturing tourist dollars over everything else. It’s the same anywhere in the world. Continue reading
2013 has been a very good year.
As if adventures in Scotland, Denmark and Paris earlier in the year weren’t enough, I spent last week in the great state of Louisiana with a family that has become very special to me over the past couple of years.
Lori from Little White Apron, her husband John, and their two daughters welcomed me into their Baton Rouge home with open arms and an incredible warmth that has left me with a glowing heart and an even deeper sense of connection that helps to bridge the 4,518 miles separating us now that I’m back home. Continue reading
I saw an ad for this for the first time this morning, and I thought:
“Fibre + Chocolate…isn’t that Ex-Lax?”
EAT REAL FOOD, not this. PLEASE.
Congratulations to Shauna, who won a copy of The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn. Please email me your physical address, Shauna, and I’ll get it right to you!
Thank you all for participating!
Street food is some of my favourite, especially when I’m traveling. There’s no better way to immerse yourself in a city’s culture and meet some local foodies.
Ramen in Tokyo, Tacos in Puerto Vallarta, Crepes in Paris, Nasi Goreng in Bali, Borscht in East Berlin and, my favourite, Water Rat Satay in Bangkok — I’ve been contentedly stuffing myself at vendors’ carts and open air markets all over the world for 25 years. Continue reading