Fathomaway Compass

Postcards tagged: Meals to Remember

We'll Take the Cannoli

ERICE, Sicily – We marveled and laughed at the total animal freedom of being beautiful and fresh in a faraway land.

Checking In: Topping Rose House

BRIDGEHAMPTON, New York – Topping Rose House Inn is just finishing its first season in the Hamptons. We checked in to check it out.

I'll Have the Donkey Sandwich, Please

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. 

Love Letter: Nopi in London

LONDON – This is passion, raw and unfettered. This is an Olympic gymnast in the kitchen. This is simple, you're told. "Five ingredients."

The Divine Porchetta of Rome

ROME – Porchetta from heaven. That's what awaits inside the hole-in-the-wall that's been serving it since 1890. (And don't bother looking for it in your guidebook.) 

Oui! A Feast in Southwest France

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.)

Austin's East Side King

AUSTIN – Paul Qui had invented a dish that he knew would drive the drunk crowd nuts: deep-fried roasted beets dusted with shichimi and dressed with kewpie mayo. Beets? For real.

Love Letter: Cochon's Oysters

NEW ORLEANS – Long after the plate was removed and long after the last bite of heart-thumping upside-down pineapple cake was licked clean from the spoon, I thought about those oysters.

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