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Athens
Loukoumades: An Ancient Doughnut Hole’s Revival

In the era of such food crazes as the “cronut,” it seems that every city has its own classic fried-dough treat that is now being reimagined, and in Athens, loukoumades (think of them as the Greek predecessor of doughnut holes) seem to be getting a major overhaul as of late. Why revamp such a perfect childhood classic, you might ask? 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.
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Mexico City
Rosca de Reyes: A Tradition Fit for Kings

Editor’s note: Unsurprisingly, Mexico and Spain 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. 
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Barcelona
Caga Tío: Crappy Christmas

Caga Tió, Tió de Nadal
No cagues arengadas
Que són saladas Continue »

Tbilisi
Tbilisi Sketches: Muscling Up Some Churchkhela

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our monthly series of illustrated dispatches covering local spots in and around Georgia’s capital. Contributor Andrew North is an artist and journalist based in Tbilisi who spent many years before that reporting from the Middle East and Asia. Continue »

Athens
Cookie Season: Athens' Best Kourambiedes

You can’t have Christmas in Greece without melomakarona and kourambiedes, two traditional cookies that are present in every household this time of year. Continue »

Athens
The Phyllofiles: Athens' Best Baklava

The subject of frequent arguments over who actually invented it, baklava has a history as multilayered as the flaky dessert itself. Continue »

Rio
Erisvaldo’s Roscas: Dirty Doughnuts

Erisvaldo Correia dos Santos dreamed of being a star. He saw himself as a humorist, a singer maybe, and most certainly an artist. But the scrabbling northeastern immigrant came in 2005 to Rio, the Brazilian city of dreams, with just 20 reais – about $9 – in his pocket and a family to feed. Continue »

Istanbul
The Salepçi of Sütçüler: The Hard Life of a Sweet Trade

By the name of the place, you’d expect the Sütçüler (“Milkmen” in English) district near Isparta in southern Turkey to be a dairyland paradise, thick on the ground with men carrying buckets sloshing fresh milk, cheese wheels stacked in cool dark sheds, verdant hills freckled with cows. But there are no milkmen in Sütçüler, at least not in the wintertime. Continue »

Athens
Le Greche: Grecian (Gelato) Formula

Evi Papadopoulou is no stranger to the culinary arts. A well-regarded food journalist who has written articles on pastries and desserts in the top Greek gastronomy publications, she is also a classically trained chef. Continue »

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