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 »
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Simit, as we’ve reported previously, has gained a foothold outside of Turkey. The enticing sesame-encrusted bread rings have an easy target in bread- and bagel-loving New York – so much so, in fact, that the simit craze has even crossed the Hudson River into New Jersey. We decided to check out the stateside version for ourselves. Continue »
The first time we approached the stand of the legendary fish sandwich man, we were pleasantly surprised by what we saw: a dark, portly man with a glorious mustache (hence Mario, our nickname for him) turning fish on a portable grill cart next to the Karaköy waterfront. Continue »
The torta – Mexico’s answer to the sandwich – if not precisely a work of art, is a touchstone of craftsmanship. In a toasted roll, in addition to meat and cheese, the torta is painstakingly adorned with refried beans, avocado, chili peppers, onions and tomatoes. It’s one of Mexico City’s street food staples, with literally thousands of dedicated stalls spread out over various neighborhoods. Continue »
Taquerías are probably the most common kind of eatery in Mexico City, but torterías, purveyors of tortas, the generously filled sandwiches that come on bolillo rolls or the smaller teleras, are not far behind. Continue »
China is increasingly becoming a nation of coffee drinkers, a trend that is quietly percolating out beyond the confines of cosmopolitan Shanghai and Beijing. Continue »
While its neighbor to the north is known as a melting pot, Mexico itself is a veritable queso fundido of ethnic and cultural diversity. The merging and clashing of the indigenous and Spanish religions, customs and ingredients have given every region of the country its own traditions, holidays and cuisine. Continue »