Postcards tagged: Meals of a Lifetime
BEIJING, China – As we traveled through Central Asia, we sampled sturgeon roe, honey cake, quark fritters, cherry cordial, chicken heart, fried bees, milk tea, and horse meat soup.
SANT' AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI, Italy – Italians are prone to exaggeration, but there may not be enough words to describe the gastronomic heaven on the Amalfi Coast that is Don Alfonso.
SAVERDUN, France – Everyone knew everyone. When the president made his toast, it ended in a nearly-naked conga line followed by a brass band that serenaded each lady in turn. (Ah, the French.)
NEW YORK CITY – Deconstructed cheesecake and smoke in a cloche. Get a taste of Eleven Madison Park's spanking-new NYC-inspired menu. Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have done it again.
COPENHAGEN – How far is too far to travel for dinner? That depends whether your friend scored you a table at Noma. This is what the world's greatest meal looks like.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Remove your 1990's perception of São Paulo as polluted, dirty, dangerous, and dysfunctional. Replace with artsy, exciting, emerging, trendy, and delicious.
PARIS, France – When I told him I was taking my mother, he shook his head. "Oh no, no, no, Gabriella, when you get a room at the Plaza Athénée, you must take your lover."
KERALA, India – Although no one outside the village had been invited, we were welcome to join in the pujas honoring gods and goddesses with hundreds of devotees.
GHENT, New York – Kerrilynn Pamer tends to the embers at a chile-roasting party in the woods.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Zen oases and disco balls in the sand. Penguins in the surf and mountaintop views. The question isn't "what should we do?" but "how can we fit it all in?"