Until I started traveling in the Middle East and North Africa, I had no appreciation for dates (the fruit, that is). The lone boxes purchased to make Christmas cookies often languished well beyond their “sell by” date. Better late than never: I am now a convert.
Omanis consume dates from sun up to sunrise with the average person eating almost 1/2 pound a day. Dates are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and mineral and their high sugar content (40–80 percent) protects them against bacterial contamination and means they can be stored for years. Continue reading “Foodie Friday | Oman”
Favorite eating establishments, that is! In addition to having world class recreation across every season and stunning scenery, Jackson Hole has a vibrant food scene. If there is an underlying theme to my go to places it is “Good Things Come in Small Packages.” The places I return to time and again are not too small but not too big – they are just right. They are not fancy and some are really just food trucks that don’t move.
Here are my current picks in alphabetical order (there is no other way I could rank them):
To paraphrase an oldie but goodie: if you are going to San Francisco, you’re going to eat a lot of great food there. The trick is deciding what, when and where. The city’s food scene is not concentrated in any one area, and there are so many excellent choices in just about every category and cuisine. The following five places are favorites from my recent trip.
While I loved staying at the Riad Fès and eating at a variety of restaurants, wandering the alleys of the medina with their mouthwatering displays did make me wish I could buy some provisions and cook a few meals — maybe next time!
Will travel for food is my guiding principal. This can mean a destination vacation eatingat least three meals a day in an effort to have it all, or spending a day or some part of it exploring a neighborhood closer to home (wherever that happens to be). One of my new NYC favorites is High Street on Hudson in the West Village (and their irresistible breakfast bialys above). Continue reading “Foodie Friday | New York City”
I had no idea that saffron would be one of the takeaways (literally and figuratively) from my trip to Iran. According to Iranian legend, overconsumption can lead to death from laughter. There is no danger of that here in the States, where saffron is so expensive, many stores keep it under lock and key, if they carry it at all. Continue reading “FoodieFriday | Saffron-tastic!”
Gelato may be my single favorite food. That is a strong statement, but I am okay with that. Some people spend their time in Rome visiting ancient ruins and churches, as do I. I just have other priorities, as well. I did indulge in artichokes alla giudecca, spaghetti alla carbonara and porcini just about every way possible. As you might imagine, not a bad meal … Continue reading Foodie Friday | When in Rome Eat Gelato
Recent headlines announced that the best food in Boston is in Cambridge. All I will say is that my favorite food purveyors are, in fact, across the river Charles from the Hub. In the course of my 24-hour visit, I squeezed in quite a few places starting with Area4: a phenomenal pizzeria and more in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge. The pizza crust is out of … Continue reading Foodie Friday |Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Boston, Boston, Boston, Oh What a Town to Get Lost In” – lyrics that referred to the difficulty of navigating former cow paths now masquerading as thoroughfares. GPS and Siri have gone a long way towards remedying the situation and it’s a good thing because there are so many places to visit. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to spend a little more than a … Continue reading 24 Hours |Boston, Massachusetts