We Ate and Paid for It: The Best Restaurant in Albania

We were driving down from the mountains, returning from spending three days in Valbona National Park. The narrow mountain road curved and zigzagged between steep ridges and precipitous cliffs, occasionally revealing breathtaking views of lush valleys and a fast-flowing river. We were heading towards a port city of Durres and […]

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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 runs parallel to the canal’s […]

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Georgian Food on My Mind

“You must be happy when making dough,” said Levon. “That’s the most important part of Georgian cooking.  Your happiness will seep into the dough and make it delicious.  An unhappy person cannot make authentic khachapuri or khinkali.” We were in a small restaurant in Kakheti, the type of place where […]

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