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Tacos de Cazuela del Carmen Alto

The name of a food stall followed by “del Carmen Alto” has a particular ring in Oaxaca, calling to mind a whole world of stands, […]

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 […]

Ancestral

Amidst the uncertainty and turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis, it’s easy for the days to blend together. Yet for many Oaxacans, the weekends are […]

Health Food

Oaxaca’s natural food projects have long had a presence in the city, but they are gaining new importance in light of the current coronavirus crisis. […]

Nicuatole

Growing up in Oaxaca, la gelatina rosita (“pinkish jelly”) was a biweekly ritual – every other Saturday, our mother would return from the market with […]

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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