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Barcelona
Catalan Cheese, Part 3: The New Wave

Cheese has a very long, storied past in Catalonia, as we wrote in the previous parts of this series. But what do the present and future look like? Continue »

Tokyo
Hapineko: Cat Club

We’d always hesitated. People said some denizens of this café could be haughty and unwelcoming. Others said you might be rolled for a pretty penny buying food. Continue »

Rio
CB on the Road: Daytripping in Niteroi

From 6 a.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, over 500 customers – from housewives to Michelin-starred restaurateurs – stream into a two-story, tile-front fish market in working-class Ponta d’Areia, a neighborhood in Niteroi, across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro. Continue »

Istanbul
Aynen Dürüm: Feeding at the Kebab Trough

As we’ve written here before, if you do a little rooting around, the Grand Bazaar can be as much about the food as it is about the shopping. Case in point: Aynen Dürüm, a microscopic kebab shack at the edge of the sprawling bazaar that serves exceptionally good wraps (or, as they’re called in Turkish, dürüm). Continue »

Oaxaca
Beach Barbacoa: A Pig Roast in Puerto Escondido

Earlier this year, we attended a music festival on the Barra de Colotepec near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. This is where the Colotepec River meets the Pacific Ocean, creating a rich natural environment away from the bustle of the city. Continue »

Tokyo
Den: Sake Central

Den is either a really cool sake bar that serves amazing oden, or an oden-ya that has a fabulous sake list. Either way, it’s a great place to taste the best sake from around Japan and devour perfect oden that’s made to order in the little kitchen behind the noren curtain. Continue »

Barcelona
Catalan Cheese, Part 2: The 80s Remix

In the first part of our series on Catalan cheeses, we wrote about very old traditions – going as far back as the Middle Ages and perhaps even further – including the practice of transhumance by shepherds in the Pyrenees. Continue »

Athens
CB on the Road: Seafood in Nea Artaki

Chalkida, the small peninsula on central Evia (Euboea) just an hour’s drive from Athens, is an ideal day trip destination for urbanites. Continue »

Shanghai
Jade Garden: Get in Line

Planning dim sum with friends at Jade Garden might require “Save the Date” cards: the flagship restaurant of Hong Kong’s Maxim’s group is the hottest table in town and – at the time of printing – the next available reservation is six months away. Continue »

São Paulo
Biyou’Z: African Roots

Melanito Biyouha’s restaurant in São Paulo’s gritty Centro is a social sort of place. The salmon-pink dining room opens to the street, inviting passers-by to stop, bate-papo, talk football and grab a cold drink from the fridge. Continue »

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