Fantasy Travel Week

The SodaStream's Glass Ancestor Lives On In Argentina

Old-school siphon seltzer bottles are everywhere!
Feb 28, 2014 12:00 pm

On a recent trip to Argentina, I noticed an abundance of beautiful blue and green-tinted vintage seltzer bottles in markets, on restaurant tables and at people's homes. They're everywhere you look in Buenos Aires, and as I found out, are an artful reminder Argentina's love affair with carbonated water.

Air France Gives Its Meal Service A Chic Redesign

Sleek, eco-friendly aesthetics take to the skies.
Feb 28, 2014 10:00 am

While the in-flight meal service is hardly considered a memorable part of the vacation (no matter what class you're flying), Air France's newly-redesigned meal settings promise to at least enhance the experience. Doubts? Just check out the toy airplane you can make from your fork and knife.

The Ultimate Indian Road Trip: On The Bumpy Road From Delhi To Rajasthan

We found the best driver in India. And, dhabas.
Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Writer Jenny Miller spent some timing bumping around northern India, sampling plates of palak paneer while getting up close and personal with some holy cows (and a Hollywood legend). Follow along on this exciting, remarkable, thrilling journey.

9 New Hotels In Europe's Culinary Capitals

Where to stay in Europe's most storied food cities
Feb 27, 2014 2:00 pm

While the majority of your days wandering a European culinary capital will—and should—revolve around feasting, following up a mind-blowing dinner, say, underneath funky chandeliers with a night of threadbare accommodations is an inevitable downer. Instead, splurge on the stylish, inspiring settings of these 9 new and forthcoming hotels.

The Cheeses Of My Dairy Dreams Live In Lombardy, Italy

And how “Where’s Waldo” helped find these formaggi
Feb 27, 2014 12:00 pm

What do Normandy, La Mancha, Gruyère, and Vermont all have in common? They are all famous for being the most well-known cheesemaking regions in the world. But none of them would be my choice for lacto-tourism. That’s right, I have a cheese-centric happy place: Lombardy, Italy. But you'll need a special tour guide, and he doesn't speak English. Here's how I found mine, plus 5 cheeses to try.

Yotam Ottolenghi Teaches Us How To Travel For Food, And Really Good Wine

London chef and cookbook author has traveled a bit
Feb 27, 2014 11:00 am

Jerusalem-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi's eponymous food shops in London are always packed, and his cookbooks are bestsellers. Penned with co-author/partner Sami Tamimi, both Plenty and Jerusalem have set sales records in both the United States and Europe for their thoughtful approach to cooking the flavors of the Mediterranean and Middle East with simplicity in mind. But when we recently caught up with the chef, we wanted to talk about the messy, sometimes stressful, infinitely rewarding concept of world travel.

5 Reasons To Believe Airline Food Is Actually Getting Much Better

Is it time for optimistic eating in the sky? Maybe
Feb 27, 2014 10:00 am

The truth is, food on planes these days is still pretty bad. Plenty of factors from dried-out tastebuds to limited meal prep facilities contribute to gripe-worthy selections (or lack thereof), but here are five shining beacons of hope — barbecue and artisanal ice cream included — that in-flight dining is well on its way to losing that reputation.

Pichet Ong Thinks You Should Visit These 15 Bakeries And Pastry Shops

NYC-based pastry chef's best picks around the world
Feb 26, 2014 5:00 pm

New York pastry chef Pichet Ong grew up in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore and has traveled the world extensively in search of the best things to eat (many of them on the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum). With Fantasy Travel Week upon us, we asked our friend and gâteau guru for the best places to travel in the world for pastries. The list is pretty insane. 

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