Travel To Go | Culinary
My Week in Mai Tais

My Week in Mai Tais

Just about every bar in Waikiki offers a version of mai tai, each promising to be the best. Who kept their promises and who fell short? This investigative reporter was on the case.

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

In the span of two days, I managed to eat three servings of Carnival’s famous warm chocolate melting cake — that means I ate one serving before lunch time. In my defense, I had just learned how to make the chocolate cake in a private tutorial with the kitchen staff.

Dos and Don'ts at Taiwan’s Night Markets

Dos and Don'ts at Taiwan’s Night Markets

A veteran of Taipei’s famous Shilin Night Market, my Taiwanese friend and night market guide, Evan, always goes caffeinated and prepared, clearly imagining his culinary targets and manifesting them like some sort of street-food-spirit-guru.

Slice of Heaven in Huatulco

Slice of Heaven in Huatulco

On a recent trip to Huatulco, Mexico, with my family, we found ourselves craving a taste of home. One evening, we ventured into the nearby town of La Crucecita where we heard there was some truly outstanding pizza — maybe some of the best anywhere in Mexico. We asked a few locals in town and each one knew exactly what restaurant we were talking about.

Tahini-Filled Falafel Exists

Tahini-Filled Falafel Exists

Whether I am at home or abroad, I love meandering through local food markets to see what the local hands and soil can come up with, and how the local chefs think. Israel’s markets (shuks) are among the world’s best, offering samples of traditional Mediterranean specialties in addition to local novelties inspired by the country’s range of cultures, people and religions.

Eating Japanese Rice On A Stick

Eating Japanese Rice On A Stick

Popsicles, lollipops, corndogs and, as I learned recently in Japan, rice are among the foods that are best served on a stick. Kiritanpo is a local dish found mainly in the Akita Prefecture. Like other Japanese foods, Kiritanpo is simple, traditional and not fussy — the harmony of its flavors and the warming process of making it turn it into an unexpected comfort food.

Visiting Tahiti’s Vanilla Island

Visiting Tahiti’s Vanilla Island

Food is definitely a focus for residents. Tahaa is known as Tahiti’s Vanilla Island for its prolific production of the vanilla bean and vanilla extract, and most locals are employed by the vanilla industry.