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Barbaros Yoğurtçusu

Located near the end of Akşemsettin Street in Istanbul’s Fatih district is a small yogurt shop that radiates history. Barbaros Yoğurtçusu has been around since […]

mercado de alvalade

Mercado de Alvalade

It’s hard to imagine now, but Alvalade, a neighborhood north of downtown Lisbon and close to the airport, was comprised mainly of fields in the […]

Tizne Tacomotora

With its neo-industrial decor, Tizne looks like a lot of new Mexico City restaurants and shops riding the “rough hewn” interiors wave. Metal chairs, uncovered […]

City, Interrupted

Considering that the pandemic is still raging, the annual travel lists that come out at this time of year have taken on a new shape: […]


Pies, both sweet and savory, are an essential component of the Greek cuisine. Each region in the country usually has several different takes on pita […]

January 13, 2021

Bolivian Llama Party: Pump Up the Salteñas

Queens |
The Sweet Life -- When it comes to food from Central and South America, some dishes have become ubiquitous in the US – like the taco – while others haven’t seeped into the country’s consciousness in quite the same way. “We’d like for a salteña to be like a taco,” David Oropeza tells us at our table outside Bolivian Llama Party (BLP), the Sunnyside restaurant he co-owns with his two older brothers, Alex and Patrick.
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January 7, 2021

Tamales de Tia Tila: Steamed Comfort

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Street Eats -- It’s a cold December afternoon when we arrive at the headquarters of Tamales de Tia Tila in San Gabriel Etla, about 45 minutes outside of Oaxaca City. Knocking on the door, we catch a whiff of spices and corn that the cold wind quickly steals away. But as soon the door swings open, revealing a family with faces half-covered in masks and hands busy at work, waves of warm, fragrant air envelope us.
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January 1, 2021

Osechi Ryori: Edible New Year

Tokyo |
Holiday Eats -- ‘Tis the season of the Japanese New Year’s trinity: osechi, oseibo and nengajo. Like newsy Christmas cards, the nengajo is a recap of family or personal news mailed in postcards during the weeks preceding the end of the year and efficiently delivered all over Japan promptly on January 1.
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December 28, 2020

Essential Bites: Rediscovering the Local Farmers’ Market in Athens

Athens |
Market Watch -- For most of us around the globe, 2020 has been an unexpected and extremely challenging year. The world has never felt smaller. Here in Athens, we have been on a second strict lockdown for a month and a half now. My seven-year-old son is learning online, and I often feel like I’m juggling too many balls: coordinating and overseeing his schooling schedule, keeping the house as organized as I can considering that we spend almost all our time here, and trying to work at the same time.
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