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Istanbul
First Stop: Charles King's Istanbul

Editor’s note: In the latest installment of our recurring feature, First Stop, we asked Charles King where he stops first for food when he heads to Istanbul. King is professor of international affairs and government at Georgetown University and the author of Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul and other books. Continue »

Rio
Bar Rebouças: The One-Man Show

When you first spot him, he’s opening a bottle of beer behind the counter. Two seconds later, he’s already outside the bar, preparing a table on the sidewalk for a newly arrived customer. You blink your eyes and … there he is, writing up a check and making change. Continue »

Elsewhere
Naniwa Café: Fortune Fish

It’s always tempting to try and take on all three major museums in Tokyo’s Art Triangle in one day. It would be easy to be overwhelmed by the delicious treasures of the National Art Center Tokyo, the Suntory Museum of Art and the Mori Art Museum, so we usually opt for just one and head to Naniwa afterwards for a pot of tea and their delicious taiyaki, a popular form of Japanese sweets (wagashi). Continue »

Istanbul
İsmail Amca’s Menemen: Eggstra Special

Times are changing in Tarlabaşı, one of the most culturally diverse, interesting and occasionally dangerous neighborhoods of Istanbul. Continue »

Barcelona
Tortell de Reis: Of Beans and Kings

Editor’s note: This is the second of our two-part series on kings’ cake. The first, on the version found in Mexico City, appeared yesterday. Continue »

Mexico City
Rosca de Reyes: A Tradition Fit for Kings

Editor’s note: Mexico and Spain unsurprisingly have a number of customs in common, especially during the winter holidays. This is the first installment of a two-part special on a sweet tradition that’s shared by the two countries, and the second will appear tomorrow. Continue »

Barcelona
Casa Pagès: To Grandma’s House We Go

Editor’s note: We’re wrapping up Soup Week here at Culinary Backstreets with an old favorite in Gràcia that serves classic wintertime Spanish soul food. Continue »

Athens
Diporto: Time Travel Taverna

Editor’s note: It’s Soup Week at Culinary Backstreets, and today we head to a 128-year-old basement taverna in downtown Athens that serves a wintertime specialty of chickpea soup. Continue »

Mexico City
El Pozole de Moctezuma: Soup of the Gods

Editor’s note: We’re celebrating Soup Week at Culinary Backstreets, and today’s installment takes us to Mexico City, to an eatery whose specialty is hearty Guerrero-style pozole. Continue »

Shanghai
Holy Cow: Beefed-Up Hotpot

Editor’s note: Soup Week at Culinary Backstreets heats up with our second installment in the series, in which our Shanghai correspondent reports on a new hotpot specialist in Xuhui that takes extraordinary care in how it sources ingredients. Continue »

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