markets

Of Buffalo Mozzarella and the Kindness of Strangers

March 14, 2012
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One of the reasons we went to Paestum, besides the incredible ruins, was to visit the birthplace of buffalo mozzarella and hopefully see how it’s made. The day before we’d attempted to visit Vannulo dairy and arrived in late afternoon only to discover there were no tours (sometimes, but only in the morning) and saw […]

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Naples Porta Nolana Fish Market and Piazza Dante Farmer’s Market

November 20, 2011
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If a city has a market, I’m going to visit it. Having been a chef who specialized in fish and seafood, I’m always attracted to a city’s fish market and the Porta Nolana market did not disappoint. It’s outside, on the street, and very much reminded me of the La Vucchiria street market in Palermo […]

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Tokyo’s Ameyoko Market and Yakitori with the Local Crew

August 31, 2011
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We all hope for unscripted moments when we travel, don’t we? It’s those precious minutes when you actually get to interact with someone who lives in the place you have traveled halfway around the world to visit, someone who isn’t paid to interact with you (like a hotel employee, tour guide or waiter). These experiences seem fewer and […]

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Kyoto’s Nishiki Market and Daimaru Depachicka (Food Hall)

June 21, 2011
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Kyoto’s Nishiki Market Street If you’re interested in food, when researching Kyoto, it’s almost impossible not to come across references to Nishiki street. This market is often referred to as an “alley” but really, it’s quite clean and comfortable because it’s located one of the covered arcade streets running parallel to Shijo St between Teramachi St […]

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A Tale of Two Breakfasts in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market

May 31, 2011
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Monday in Tokyo Despite waking up in the wee hours of the morning, we got a later than expected start. Walking to Shinjuku station during the morning rush hour is like fish swimming upstream against the crush of people headed for work in the surrounding office buildings. Inside the station, where we planned to find the JR office and […]

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Phnom Penh; Visiting Tuol Sleng/S21 and the Central Market

March 8, 2011
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October 13, 2010 Phnom Penh, Cambodia I really wanted to like Phnom Penh. Send me to Rome, Bangkok, or San Francisco and I’m in my element. I get restless after a couple of days spent sitting on a beach or in the serene countryside because I’m a city girl at heart. I start to long for the frenetic […]

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Bashi & Blessings, Plus Food At Siem Reap’s Old Market

February 23, 2011
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We started our morning with breakfast at the guesthouse and Marina Ly’s version of the Cambodian breakfast noodles, Num Bahn Choc. She makes her spring rolls by hand and fries them to order. It’s a great way to start the day and I find myself wondering why I can’t seem to have a breakfast of […]

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