Food & Drink

Eating on the road

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Dear Travelettes, I have made it a point to avoid all Mc Donald's, Starbucks or other kinds of fast food chains while on the road. There are few better ways to experience a foreign country or culture than indulging in the local cuisine - and of course getting to know the locals; but then again, what better way to bond than over a good meal or a round of d[...]

Austin: treating your sweet-tooth

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Dear Travelettes, for the past few months I have been trying hard to cut down on carbs, work out and eat lots of veggies and protein. Pretty much all that went to hell once I came to Austin because there is some very awesome notsogoodforyou food to be had here. On South Congress Avenue there is a a whole range of goodie goodie stands and shops with almost[...]

New York Soho - Cafe Habana is for you

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New York is full of great places to eat. The art is to find one that has the food you like, the athmosphere you appreciate and the prices you can afford.Since the selection is so big, it's fun to go around and try out different spots to find the spots that you feel are yours. That you can go to again and again, that you show friends and family and that you r[...]

NYC - 5 coffeeshop favorites

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Something I tend to obsess about in any major American city are coffee shops. In Europe we have cafes, which are just as great, but nothing beats a lazy afternoon with a large vanilla latte and a cream cheese bagel while staring at your laptop for 2 to 3 hours and possibly getting some work done. It's a perfect place to daydream and refuel on caffeine. Wh[...]

Brunching with Anna Wintour

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Dear travelettes, New York is full of surprises. Just the other day I was googling good brunch spots in Manhattan and after carefully circling in my options I eventually decided to go for the Sullivan Bistro on 169 Sullivan Street in Nolita. Even though it hadn't got any ratings, its brunch menu much more suited my tastebuds than many of the Soho p[...]

Drinking Around the World: Hungary

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This last fall I lived in Budapest for four months. “Studying abroad” was a nice way to ease into dropping out of my university for a year to bum around Europe. So I spent these four months in Hungary learning about horticultural science and Hungarian language, and I also picked up a few things about the drinking in this fine land. Unlike many of the surr[...]

Lisbon: Sunday brunch

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Eat breakfast like a king queen, lunch like a prince princess, and dinner like a pauper it is said. Even though the brunch is left out, it's my favourite meal – especially together with good friends or a magazine, sun and of course sunglasses to cover up the hangover from last night and to stare at people without getting noticed.. I’ve already found two g[...]

Do drink and travel: What to Taste in Poland

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Growing up with Polish immigrant grandparents, I had a lot of ideas what I would encounter when I actually had a chance to visit "the motherland." Prominent themes featured in these fantasies were food, alcohol, and babushkas. When I finally visited Warsaw over Christmas, I was not disappointed in any of these departments. It would take a small novel to desc[...]

Cooking with Anna-Zoe: Vegetarian MishMash in Colombia

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Anna-Zoe is our hope to one day become a 5-star chef who travels the globe and teaches her recipes to desperate housewives, indigenous, children aged 10 to 15 and everyone else who needs cooking lessons. inspirational and inventive, her cooking tutorials leave mouth nor eye dry.

Cooking with Anna-Zoe - Today: Excuse my french cuisine

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Travelette Zoe is currently chasing fictional white rabbits around the globe and when she is not on a plane or figuring out which way is Wonderland she is recording videos. But not just any videos -she launched her own cooking show. The fact that Zoe knows as much about cooking as Berlusconi knows about fidelity does not hinder her from producing a hilar[...]

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