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Tbilisi
Tbilisi: State of the Stomach 2015

Editor’s note: We are marking Culinary Backstreets’ third anniversary with expansion into our seventh city, Tbilisi, whose extraordinary culinary pleasures remain one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Continue »

Tbilisi
The Khinkali Chronicles: Part 1, Pasanauri

It was in 2007, when, on a hunger-induced whim, we called a friend and asked him to meet us for lunch at a new place that had been beckoning from a Rustaveli Boulevard side street for some weeks. Continue »

Mexico City
El Dux de Venecia: The Dukes of Bar Food

Visiting establishments with a lot of history always warms the cockles of our heart – even more so when that establishment is the oldest surviving cantina in the city. Continue »

Barcelona
In the House of Cod: Lent and Easter in Barcelona

In Spain, preserving the rituals of Lent – historically a period of 40 days of prayer, penance and pious abstinence from eating meat that leads up to Easter – was up until the second half of the 20th century mostly the responsibility of priests.  Continue »

Rio
Rashmy’s Kitchen: Curry Flavors

It is one of the most uttered phrases by gringos here: “Rio is a paradise, but I really miss ______ food.” That blank may be filled by “Korean,” “Ethiopian,” or “Real Mexican.” Very often, the object of the foreigner’s wander-gastro-lust is Indian. Continue »

Istanbul
CB on the Road: Slow Cheese in Bodrum

The Yaveş Gari Bodrum chapter of the international Slow Food movement organized the first Slow Cheese Festival of Turkey, which took place March 5 to 8 this year. We were lucky enough to experience it for ourselves. Continue »

Tokyo
Ichiba no Chubo: Tsukiji Market Special

The warren of streets surrounding Tsukiji – Tokyo’s main wholesale market – are filled with sushi joints, ramen stands, coffee shops and assorted other restaurants tucked between the stalls and knife makers. Continue »

Mexico City
Gran Cocina Mi Fonda: Blessed Are the Paella Makers

In recent years, downtown Mexico City’s once grimy Centro Histórico has undergone a remarkable transformation. Continue »

Barcelona
CB on the Road: The Catalonian Salad Trail

In the windy coastal region south of Barcelona, surrounded by the wide vineyards of Baix Penedès, entire families are decked out in winter gear and ready to eat…some salad! Continue »

Athens
Spring in Athens: Full Bloom

Athens is probably at its prettiest in springtime, especially in April and May. The weather is warm, but not too warm (in the summer the city can be oppressively hot), and Athens – not normally the greenest of cities – is in beautiful full bloom. Continue »

Food Walks! Explore with Culinary Backstreets
When it comes to exploring a city's authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth is that it's hard to find your way without good local advice. That's where Culinary Backstreets' food walks come in.
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