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Mexico City
Preservation Society: Safeguarding Mexican Gastronomy in Puebla

In November, the Conservatorio de la Cultura Gastronómica Mexicana held its second International Mexican Gastronomy Forum in the city of Puebla, about 100 kilometers east of Mexico City. Continue »

Shanghai
For a Good Claws: Hairy Crab Season in Shanghai

Hairy crab season is once again sweeping Shanghai’s diners into a frenzy, with the bristly crustaceans popping up on street corners, in streetside wet markets like Tangjiawan Lu and, most importantly, on dinner plates. This year we’ve even seen reports of elaborate live crab vending machines hitting the streets in Nanjing and an attempt to start a black-market trade in German crabs. Continue »

Istanbul
CB on the Road: A Revived Grape Harvest in Thrace

Zeynep Arca Şallıel had a successful career in advertising in Istanbul, but in 1995 she decided to take on a daunting new challenge: taking part in the revival of small-scale viniculture in the ancient winemaking region of Thrace. Continue »

Barcelona
Barcelona’s Artisanal Candy: How Sweet It Is

Editor’s note: For the final installment in Sweets Week, we turn to Barcelona, a veritable wonderland of sugary treats, where old-fashioned hard candy is as popular as ever. Continue »

Athens
Pasteli: Power Bar of the Ancients

Editor’s note: It’s Sweets Week here at Culinary Backstreets, and for our third installment, our Athens correspondent writes about a truly ancient treat that can still be found everywhere in Greece today. Continue »

Istanbul
First Stop: Dilara Erbay's Istanbul

Editor’s note: In the latest installment of our recurring feature, First Stop, we asked chef and artist Dilara Erbay where she stops first for food when she heads to Istanbul.  Continue »

Athens
Layover in Athens: Make the Most of 5, 10 or 24 Hours

Whether you are arriving in Athens by ship or airplane, both the port and the airport are near enough to be able to venture out and enjoy a little bit of the city if you have at least a few hours.  Continue »

Delhi
Autumn in Old Delhi: Spices, Porters and Local Fare

Editor’s note: The world’s a big place, and CB’s setting its sights on greater horizons, beginning with this story about fall foodways in Old Delhi, by guest contributor Sarah Khan.

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Athens
CB on the Road: Krokos Kozanis, the Spice of Myth

Let us begin with a little Greek mythology. Hermes – son of Zeus, god of thieves and commerce and messenger of Olympus – and Krokos, a mortal youth, were best friends. Continue »

Mexico City
Día de los Muertos: Grateful for the Dead

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), or at least some variation of it, has been an annual celebration in Mexico for over 3,000 years. During the Aztec period, it took the form of a festival in August dedicated to Mictecacihuatl, otherwise known as the Lady of the Dead, who was the ruler of the underworld and the afterlife with her husband, Mictlantecuhtli. Today it is one of Mexico’s most colorful holidays, encompassing popular traditions both old and new. Continue »

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