There Is Always Room for More: Exploring Japanese Cuisine. Part II

There Is Always Room for More: Exploring Japanese Cuisine. Part II

My last post was all noodles – soba, udon, ramen, but there is so much more to Japanese culinary traditions.  To expand our food horizons, we visited Dotombori street in Osaka.  The name “Dotombori” refers both to the Dotombori Canal and to Dotombori Street which…

Welcome to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Coffee Capital of the United States

Welcome to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Coffee Capital of the United States

For a lot of people, Milwaukee is and has always been the beer capital of the US. This stereotype is enticing considering the city’s German history but a little bit outdated.  There is no denying that Milwaukee’s breweries thrived in the 19th and early 20th…

Eating Our Way Through Japan

Eating Our Way Through Japan

The first and only thing I used to think of anytime anyone said the words “Japanese” and “food” in the same sentence was “sushi”.   I was faintly aware of noodles and tempura but has never been a big fan of either.  Sushi, on the other…

Jamaica: The World’s Highest Coffee

Jamaica: The World’s Highest Coffee

Last month we did something irresponsible. Are you ready? We paid $15… for a cup of coffee. Yes, the frugal backpackers who run this blog did that. Before you judge us for this splurge, all I can say is that we did it in a…