7 Foods You Have to Try in Azerbaijan

The best of Azerbaijan food - 5 dishes you can't miss!

One thing that surprised me about my trip to Azerbaijan? The food. It turns out Azerbaijani food is amazing. It’s healthy, varied, and fresh, with lots of sour notes and pickled components. Overall, Azerbaijani cuisine is most similar to Turkish food. You’ll also see influences from other neighboring countries: lots of pomegranates (commonly used in … Read more

Making Fresh Pasta with a Nonna in Bologna, Italy

The amazing Bologna cooking class you should take while in Bologna!

I love taking cooking classes when I travel. I especially like learning to cook in someone’s private home, which offers a more personal experience than a cooking school. So while I was in Bologna, Italy, I signed up for a pasta-making class with Le Cesarine, an Italian cooking school that specializes in home cooking. Where … Read more

My Paris Food Diary

What to eat and drink in Paris

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie – think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I’m rarely in France these days, I wanted the classics. Here is the best of my Paris food … Read more

15 Crazy and Delicious Foods to Try in Malaysia

Malaysian food, guys. We need to talk about it. First off, it’s amazing. Malaysian food is a blend of Indian, Chinese and Indonesian influences, so uh, how could it not be good? Secondly it’s surprising. I’ve honestly never been so surprised and delighted by a national cuisine. There were gummy textures, ingredients I’d never seen … Read more