Food & Drink (26)

Empanadas for All!

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Now that I’m in Central America I’m gorging on one of my favorite foods: empanadas! An empanada is stuffed pastry that is either baked or fried. The dough is stuffed with just about anything: cheese, meats, vegetables and fruits. My …

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Eating Exotic Animals!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Zebra Head

Here’re two articles about eating and not eating in Africa which I recently wrote for the online travel magazine Thought I’d share them with y’all!

Erin Eats Exotic Animalspublished Sept. 25, 2011

Last week I ate …

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A Taste for Olive Oil

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Homer called olive oil “liquid gold.” Historically, it has been used for medicine, as a currency, in rituals and purification rites, and as a most-important culinary accoutrement.

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. The trees live to …

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Eating Well in Vietnam

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Hue Bakery

Luckily guide books are tuned into the restaurants and local shops that are trying to provide a grassroots response to some of Vietnam’s social problems. Visiting these cafés is a great way to support their efforts – and grab a …

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Tasty Travel Food: Top 12 Meals

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Classic_Spam_2I signed up for a 3-day ocean water kayaking trip around the fiords of New Zealand. I’m going in January — Cool, huh?!

That’s what I thought until I read that I have to carry my own food. Wha?! On …

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How to Make a Tasty Tajine

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The ultimate tajine!

The ultimate tajine!

January 14, 2010 – Marrakesh, Morocco

Tajine, the national dish of Morocco, is one tasty meal. I should know, I’ve been eating one every day for the last 2 weeks.

There’s all varieties of tajine: beef with …

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Tapas to you!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009



December 23, 2009 — Barcelona, Spain

Here’s a little nibble of info on Spain’s favorite meal: Tapas!
Tapas were created when someone placed a piece of bread on top of their glass of brandy to keep the flies away. Then …

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A Living Mini Recipe for Success!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

RecipesI love to cook. Correction: I like to cook, I love to entertain.

Like most, I have a repertoire or about 15-20 dishes that I’ve perfected and I pretty much stick to what I know. Here’s how I reined in …

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Got your Goat!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

A friendly source of food

A friendly source of food

November 2005 – Trinidad via NYC

Now if you know I’m talking about food, you’re probably from the Caribbean. Succulent, juicy goat meat. Or dry goat meat with gristle. Sometimes rotis are made with scrap meat …

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Ever Eat Guinea Pig? Part 2

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I'll Tiddlywink you!

I’ll Tiddlywink you!

April 2007 — Cuzco, Peru      

Part 2 of a two-part series

In a good bar, a little side entertainment goes a long way. A typical game to play in the courtyard of a Peruvian bar …

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