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Less Is More

From Rio to Venice, from Cologne to New Orleans and from Patras to towns all over Greece, Catholics and Orthodox (along with believers and nonbelievers […]

Building Blocks

Jambú-infused cachaça is bitter and a bit grassy, and newcomers to the drink often grimace at first taste. But seconds later something happens: the liquor’s […]

CB on the Road

Located in the Atlantic at the same latitude as Casablanca, Madeira may be a small island, but there’s so much to see that it takes […]

Lakerda

The fatty torik – the Turkish name for a large, mature Atlantic bonito, similar to the little tunny – courses the straits of the Bosphorus […]

Jyaken Nou

What is it that’s so dizzyingly addictive about okonomiyaki? It might be the interactive DIY nature of building your own meal and serving it up […]

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March 21, 2017

Lello’s Octopus Broth Stand: Neapolitan Tea

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Street Eats -- To make excellent octopus broth, you must first fill a huge pot with water to the brim – at least 20 liters – bring it to a boil, add salt and pepper in industrial quantities and immerse four large octopuses. After 33 minutes (and not one more) of simmering, it’s ready: the octopus has reached the perfect consistency.
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March 16, 2017

Naples: State of the Stomach

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State of the Stomach -- [Editor's Note: This piece marks the beginning of CB's new section devoted to the food of Naples, Italy, and the people making it. We plan to file regular dispatches from this bastion of southern Italian traditions.] While in many parts of Europe consumer capitalism has brought an invasion of chain supermarkets and restaurants, contributing to the extinction of independent family-run grocers, Naples and the small distinct districts of its old town have magically managed to resist.
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Meet some real American heroes on our newest Queens walk.
March 9, 2017

Queens: State of the Stomach

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State of the Stomach -- (Editor's Note: This piece marks the beginning of CB's new section devoted to the food of Queens, New York, and the people making it. We plan to file regular dispatches from the borough of global eats.) For many visitors to New York, the first sight of Queens comes from above, during the approach to JFK or LaGuardia, the city's two international airports. And the first thought, upon landing, is to keep going. How far is it, they wonder, to our room, and to the museums, theaters, shopping and sights? How long till we get to "the city"?
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