Sashimi, Sushi, Toro, Japan

Foodie Friday | Japan

Wading through two weeks’ worth of mouthwatering images from sublime meals in Japan, I decided to let the pictures do the talking for this post! More to come next week, with a feature on Naoshima. In the meantime, I may rent Jiro Dreams of Sushi and order takeout from my local Japanese restaurant to sate the cravings this post created. For more on Japan, see Tokyo … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Japan

smørrebrød, Torvehallerne, open-faced sandwiches

Foodie Friday | Copenhagen

No Noma for us, but we didn’t even notice.  From our first meal of assorted open-faced sandwiches to the last sublime dinner at Kadeau, we feasted on Danish cuisine. We made numerous visits to Torvehallerne, Copenhagen’s open food market convenienty located just a few blocks away from our hotel, because how else could we make a dent in all the options? The photo above shows only a small selection … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Copenhagen

Foodie Friday | Puglia

Decisions, decisions. At home, most days begin with fresh fruit, nuts and yogurt, or maybe oatmeal in cold weather. Therefore, one of highlights of travel for me is the wonderful breakfast options (and someone else who does the shopping, prep and cleanup). In Italy, there were so many options: which bread – savory or sweet, which cheese, which fruit, which type of cured meat, which … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Puglia

Best. Coffee. Ever.

Were it possible to fall in love with a beverage, Caffe in ghiaccio con latte di mandorla (iced espresso with almond milk) would be the target of my affections. We met one day on a sunny square in Santa Cesarea Terme and my life has never been the same. Almond milk has become tremendously popular in the United States in recent years,  but generations have made … Continue reading Best. Coffee. Ever.

Rømmegrøt and other Norwegian Specialties – Try It You’ll Like It

On the third day, we ate…and ate (actually, to be honest, eating is a big part of every trip but more on that in a future post).  Oslo may not be as well known for cuisine as her sister cities, but be assured, there is plenty of great food.  Mathallen, the wonderful food hall located along the eastern bank of the Akerselva river in the trendy Grünerløkka neighborhood … Continue reading Rømmegrøt and other Norwegian Specialties – Try It You’ll Like It