Meet the Food Writer: Gabriella Gershenson
Gabriella reporting from the field — a poppy field in Ostředek, a village just outside Prague.
Hometown: The suburbs of Massachusetts.
Occupation: Senior editor at Saveur magazine, Food Network talking head.
Favorite destinations: Paris, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Barcelona, Budapest. Does NYC count?
Dying to visit: Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, Japan, Argentina, Portugal, and the many warm places I never seem to go.
Bizarre travel rituals: Taking a bath at the hotel every day.
In-flight relaxation regime: Earplugs, eye mask, maybe some melatonin.
Always in carry-on: Passport, outlet converter, phone charger.
Concierge or DIY? DIY, unless I need help doing something in a foreign language, like making reservations.
See it all or take it easy? That is the question!
Drive or be driven? Be driven.
Travel hero: My friends Rita and Mitchell. She's been everywhere in the Middle East multiple times; he eats all over the world.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: Babies in China who wear onesies with a slit in the crotch.
Best hotel amenity: Any spa anything. Oh, and Nobis Hotel in Stockholm mailed all of my postcards for me, gratis. That was nice.
I dream about my meal at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Etoile in Paris.
Everywhere I go, I check out the grocery stores.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by walking.
I always bring home sundry food items.
If I never return to Prague, it'll be too soon because I just wasn't all that charmed by it. I'm open to being converted, but after two visits, I realize I'd much rather go to Budapest.
I travel to broaden my world.