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Postcard From Nowhere: Rainy Days and Rummy Nights in Baracoa, Cuba

Quirky beach town is a long way from Havana
Mar 25, 2015 9:00 am

The enchanting beach town of Baracoa is said to have some of the best food in Cuba. It better, considering the 20-hour sauna-like bus ride from Havana that it takes to get there. Travel writer Jenny Miller reflects on her trek to the far-flung seaside locale and the nights she spent salsa dancing, drinking rum and dining on fish in coconut sauce amid some incredible scenery.

Eating Druze: Seasonal Cooking Is A Virtue In Galilee, The Tuscany Of Israel

Discover a lively cuisine in Israel’s fertile north
Mar 18, 2015 10:00 am

During a visit to Israel late last year, travel writer Jenny Miller got to taste the food of Druze Israelis living in the village of Maghar in the Galilee region, a rich land of green, rolling hills in the north of the country that is sometimes referred to as Israel’s Tuscany.

7 Italian Neighborhoods Around America

Little Italy is thriving in these cities
Mar 12, 2015 11:00 am

The term “Little Italy” can evoke images of busy streets lined with gimmicky, tourist-filled restaurants, complete with menu-pushing waiters outside the front door and Italian flags waving wherever possible. The fact is, however, that there are still plenty of neighborhoods in the country that have stood the test of time and stayed true to their Italian heritage. Nowhere is this more evident than in their longstanding restaurants, cafés, delis and bakeries. Here is a guide to seven such neighborhoods around the U.S.

7 Restaurants, Bars And Grocery Stores For The Best Thai Food In Elmhurst, Queens

Entering a world of boat noodles, larb and jerky
Mar 3, 2015 12:00 pm

With venerable spots like Ayada, Boon Chu and Chao Thai, the ethnic enclave of Elmhurst, located in New York City's borough of Queens, has had a notable Thai presence for years. In the past year, another five places have joined the mix, effectively turning Little Bangkok into a veritable Thai Town. Queens-based writer Joe DiStefano dishes up his favorite stops in the hood.

Eric Ripert's Emmy-Winning Show Avec Eric Is Back With A New Focus, New Channel

Chef's acclaimed series is now on Cooking Channel
Feb 25, 2015 4:00 pm

Celebrity chef Eric Ripert is back on TV, with a new season of his old show on a new channel. Previously on PBS, Ripert's Emmy-winning program, Avec Eric, makes its Cooking Channel debut on Saturday, February 28. The revamped 12-episode series follows the chef as he travels the globe in search of culinary inspiration, with Australia and Korea among his notable destinations. Watch the series trailer here.

America's Favorite Place To Travel? Wherever The Food Takes Us.

Food tourism is up, for many reasons
Feb 24, 2015 12:30 pm

Fifty-one percent of U.S. leisure travelers embarked on a trip to "learn about and enjoy unique dining experiences" in 2013, up from 40 percent in 2006, according to a new report on the booming business of food tourism. While food has always been an important part of travel, the concept of traveling somewhere specifically for its food and drink is a "relatively recent mainstream consumer trend," the report notes.

Shanghai Hot Dog Shop Channels A Futuristic American West. It's Kinda Weird.

Lone Ranger sells pork and vanilla sausage, too
Feb 23, 2015 3:00 pm

This Chinese corn-dog shop is a far cry from New York's classic hot dog stands, with a fresh, modern design inspired by the American West — with a few unexpected twists. Besides being a hip Chinese corn-dog shop.  

3 Events You Should Think About Attending This Weekend

NYC, LA, Texas showcase beer, travel, jalapeños
Feb 19, 2015 5:00 pm

A record cold is blanketing much of the Northeast, and (to us at least) that's just as good a reason as ever to reach for a brew — or choose from one of more than 40 local ones — this weekend in New York City. Or plan your next tropical getaway at the nation's largest travel show, taking place this weekend in Los Angeles. Here are the three food and drink events you should think about attending over the next few days.

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