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Empanadas del Carmen Alto

Oaxaca’s street food scene has surprises for us every day of the week. From breakfast to lunch, we can find plenty of stalls with a […]

Building Blocks

The line between legend and actual history is often blurred by time, particularly when it comes to the origins of beloved foods. Such is the […]

La Cocina de Frida

On my way out of Oaxaca center and on to the city of Santa Catarina Minas, a good friend suggested I make a pit stop […]

El Posito

Back in our college days, in the mid 2000s in Mexico City, we spent hours talking with our fellow students about the foods we missed […]

El Rey Zapoteco

“When you like what you do, and you’re young, nothing is impossible,” says Doña Juanita Hernandez, one of a handful of female master distillers in […]

November 15, 2018

Spring Trees: Sichuan for Everyone

Beijing |
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Beijing -- In Beijing, it’s not uncommon for a waiter to ask “有忌口吗?” before you start ordering. It translates as “Anything you don’t eat?” With a large Hui Muslim minority population, Beijing is more accustomed to diners with dietary restrictions than southern cities like Shanghai.
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February 1, 2017

Toros: Tantuni (the Kreuzberg Remix)

Berlin |
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Berlin -- (Editor's Note: In honor of the immigrants and refugees who have made their new home a better place for us all, this week we are running some of our favorite archived stories about those who have left a culinary mark on their adopted land.) In Berlin, there is no shortage of meatless options, and vegetarians can even rejoice in a seitan-based döner kebab that is given the proper spit roast. What did surprise us is that the ubiquity of vegetarian diets in the city has greatly impacted one version of a meat-centric Turkish street food classic.
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April 27, 2015

Biyou’Z: African Roots

São Paulo |
By Brooke Swartz
São Paulo -- Melanito Biyouha's restaurant in São Paulo’s gritty Centro is a social sort of place. The salmon-pink dining room opens to the street, inviting passers-by to stop, bate-papo, talk football and grab a cold drink from the fridge.
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