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Night Pickers

Although it’s the oldest wine region in Portugal, Dão in central Portugal does not have the high profile of its neighbor to the north, the […]

Chiles en Nogada

Mexicans can mark their calendars by what they’re eating: moles for weddings, pan de muerto for Day of the Dead, lomo and codfish for Christmas […]


The warm months in Greece have special meaning for most villages, particularly on the islands, as they herald the legendary panegyria. Organized by locals, these […]

Scoop by Scoop

In summer, there are just a couple of things that lisboetas will queue for: the beach and ice cream. The city is blessed with good […]

Fry Days

The assumption that falafel is a Turkish staple is a misunderstanding of global proportions. Perhaps this mix-up is due to its appearance on the menu […]

August 22, 2017

Mazz: The Nutty Baker

The Sweet Life -- As a port city, Naples has seen several civilizations come and go over the years. The Normans, Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese, French, Spanish… they all had an impact on Naples’ architecture, language and, most importantly, its food. Neapolitan cuisine reflects these centuries of foreign domination, which has led to culinary cross-pollination and gastronomic innovations.
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August 21, 2017

CB Book Club: Miquel Hudin's "Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine"

By Culinary Backstreets
CB Book Club -- We recently spoke with the wine writer Miquel Hudin about his new Vinologue guidebook, Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Winewhich he co-authored with travel writer Daria Kholodilina, Hudin was the 2016 recipient of the Geoffrey Roberts Award, an international wine prize, and was named the Best Drink Writer of 2017 by Fortnum & Mason Awards.
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