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Poema do Semba, photo by Francesca Savoldi
September 23, 2016

Poema do Semba: The Musical Kitchen

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Lisbon -- Behind a discreet entrance on one of Lisbon’s principal avenues, a sophisticated environment with a minimal interior houses a loyal Luanda-Lisboa jetset crowd who is here for the great food – and great music. Read more
Lisbon -- Behind a discreet entrance on one of Lisbon’s principal avenues, a sophisticated environment with a minimal interior houses a loyal Luanda-Lisboa jetset crowd who is here for the great food – and great music. Poemas do Semba, its walls decorated with black-and-white photographs, is an unlikely find in this neighborhood.

Santos is the former stomping ground of the Portuguese nobility; today some of their former palaces have been turned into embassies or luxury hotels. Students and a design-y crowd have taken over as well, thanks to the nearby college.

This exclusive African restaurant was opened in 2014 by the famous Angolan singer Paulo Flores, a semba exemplar who has numerous albums to his name. Read more
Tan Hua Roast Lamb Leg's specialty, photo by UnTour Shanghai
September 22, 2016

Tan Hua Roast Lamb Leg: DIY BBQ

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Beijing -- Inner Mongolia is famous in China for its lamb and all the different ways it’s prepared there, whether it’s braised lamb spine or thinly sliced marbled cuts dip-boiled in a hotpot. Read more
Kalamata, photo by Carolina Doriti
September 21, 2016

CB on the Road: Going Beyond the Olive in Kalamata

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Athens -- All around Messinia lie endless fields of olive trees, their silvery leaves shining everywhere you look. This region in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese has been known for its fertile land since ancient times. Some of the best olive oil in the world comes from here. Read more