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Barcelona
Els Encants: Flea Market Finds

Els Encants is the kind of magical, exciting market where we arrive having in mind exactly what we need, but after a few hours immersed among objects and voices, we emerge with a bag full of items we never knew we needed or that we could even find. Continue »

Barcelona
Mercat del Ninot: Rebound Market

El Mercat del Ninot opened way back in 1894, but recent renovations have breathed new life into this L’Eixample market. Continue »

Shanghai
Muslim Market: Western Exposure

Food lovers mourned the loss of Shanghai’s Muslim market when it packed up its stalls a couple of years back, but the closure wasn’t too unexpected. Continue »

Shanghai
Zongzi: Dragon Boat Delights

In typical Shanghai fashion, good things come to those willing to stand in the longest lines, or to pre-book the farthest in advance. Continue »

Istanbul
Ask CB: Eating in Cappadocia?

Dear Culinary Backstreets,
I’m planning to visit Cappadocia this summer, and while I have my sightseeing and walking itinerary all lined up, I would love to know where I can find the best places to eat in the region. Can you help?
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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 »

Mexico City
CB on the Road: The Best of Puebla Under One Roof

Among the regions of Mexico that are best known for their culinary wealth, Puebla is near the top. Continue »

Athens
Farmers Republic: A Revolutionary Marketplace

There’s a lot of talk about revolution in Greece these days. We have a new left-wing government that promises to shake up the establishment both here and abroad, cutting costs by drastically reducing ministerial perks like private guards and official automobiles, reinstating lost jobs and shorn pensions, upping the minimum wage … and seeking alternative ways of handling Greek debt. Continue »

Istanbul
Lakerda: Istanbul's Salty, Fishy Soul

The fatty torik – the Turkish name for a large, mature Atlantic bonito, similar to the little tunny – courses the straits of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for just a short period each year in November and December. Continue »

Barcelona
CB on the Road: Madrid's New Wave Markets

On recent visits to Madrid, we’ve noticed that a new breed of food market has taken hold of the city’s attention. While the traditional kind with food stalls slowly disappears, vibrant, culture-focused gastromarkets are booming. In addition to great food, they offer a mix of businesses, along with cooking demos, live music, exhibitions – the list goes on. Continue »

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