Brunch at La Fabbrica, Brussels - Pic by Sophie from Bitten By The Bug

Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

As is to be expected from a capital city, Brussels is teeming with excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines. Belgian, Indian, Italian, Ethiopian, Asian… you name it. The price range varies as well, going from a cheap portion of fries in the street to fancy Michelin-rated restaurants. In order to make things easier for […]

Vegan snacks from Co Conamor in Tulum, Mexico - Pic by Daria from TheDiscoveryNut

Where to Eat in Tulum, Mexico

A new hotspot along the Caribbean coast, Tulum is a must-do if you are going to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. In a short period of time, this small town transformed from a quiet hippie retreat that only a few people knew about into a bustling destination with a variety of restaurants, hotels and commercial activities […]

Punto Azul best place to try local delights - Pic by Roz from Irish Nomads

Where to eat in Lima, Peru

Lima’s food scene is an eclectic fusion of cultures, mixing Andean ingredients with Asian influence from nineteenth century Chinese settlers. When you’re mapping out your Peru itinerary, plan to spend plenty of exploring the city’s gastronomical scene. Oh, and expect to gain a few pounds, or a tighter waistband, too. It’s worth it! The eclectic […]

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Breadfruit Chips or Nachos

We love breadfruit! It’s sometimes crispy and sometimes mulchy snack, depending on how you cook it. It’s also really a perfect family member of the jackfruit, although like every cousin, it’s really different. We only get breadfruit in India during Feb or March. It’s locally called नीरफणस or nir phanas in Marathi. it’s also called […]

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche at La Mulata - Pic by Adam from Cartagena Explorer

Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia

I know that when I travel, one of the allures is getting the chance to treat myself to some good eating. As tourism continues to grow in Colombia, it’s no surprise that Cartagena, the country’s prime vacation destination, is increasingly becoming a foodie destination. This is great since I live here and get to try […]

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Where to eat in Havana, Cuba

The foodie scene in Havana is changing rapidly. Since the 90s, private enterprise restaurants known as “paladares” have been growing and creating increasingly innovative dishes. These eateries can consist of a couple of seats in someone’s private home to large venues. These paladares are helping Cuban food regain its reputation for fine cuisine and ensuring […]

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50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top […]

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East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

The East Indian Tomato Kusondi is a much lovelier version of the regular Maharastrian tamtar kusandi; using almost the same ingredients, but with a lot more zing. It’s the perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner, and can also go well with just bread, chappatis or toast. Mom’s version of the tomato kusondi has found it’s […]

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Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

Pancake Tuesday is just around the corner, and my friends have already called dibs on my mom’s pancake recipe. It’s the recipe she got from granny but tweaked a bit, and it’s perfect! Anyways, East Indians celebrate pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras with pancakes. They’re a bit different from chocolate pancakes which […]

Masskara Festival is held annually in October in Bacolod, Negros Island. Pic by Ceslou from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

What is Mardi Gras? Or what is Fat Tuesday? The Roman pagan festivals of times long past were integrated into Christian traditions by the Roman Catholic Church and are now part of the festival that is called Mardi Gras. When is Mardi Gras? Or When is Fat Tuesday? Well, depending on the culture celebrating it, […]

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Unusual things to do in Goa, India

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga beachSan Jacinto IslandKerim BeachMorjim BeachCabo De Rama FortPalolem BeachSt. Augustine’s Tower Ruins Rita’s Gourment Cooking Class Butterfly Conservatory GoaKakolem BeachButterfly Beach POPULAR BEACHES AND DESTINATIONS IN GOACalangute BeachCotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCumbarjua CanalMapusa MarketNetravali Bubbling LakeArvalem CavesBaga BeachImmaculate Conception Church, PanjimPonda Street Market WHERE IS GOA?WHEN IS THE […]

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Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Traditional Christmas food and Christmas desserts for that special Christmas Eve Dinner or Lunch Gifts and stockings, and desserts and treats, and Santa and snow, and so much more. Wishes coming true and hope in the air. Love and laughter and everything good. Christmas is on it’s way. It’s almost time to prepare the Christmas […]

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East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian Christmas sweets to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny’s always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for Cordial No 1. We’re quite satisfied with our Cordial No 2, although we do […]

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Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan : East Indian Series

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and were […]

Crispy shells stuffed with various sweet ingrediants from many places around the island - Pic by Laura from The Travelling Stomach

50+ Best Street Food in Europe

Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. We’ve found that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some amazing European street foods and local foods that you must try. […]

Bombil Pickle is ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing! By the way, did you know that the Bombil fish in English is called a Bombay […]

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert in your culture?

What’s for dessert in your culture? What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great […]

Murabba or Chunda - By Abby from TheWingedFork

East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Being brought up in India, we’ve grown up on lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sometimes, although rarely, the traditional East Indian mango chutney lasts through the monsoon and into a bit of winter. It’s a version of the Gujarati murabba and chunda, but not exactly. Or the Russian and Eastern European varenye.  What is […]

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the centuries – Boon Bay, Bombain, Mombayn, Bombaym, Monbaym, Mombaym, Bombay, Mombaim, Bambaye, Bombeye, Bombaiim, and […]

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner in your culture?

What’s for dinner? What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? […]

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in your culture?

What’s for breakfast in different cultures across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast food, and […]

Turtle Bay Hawaii – By Sarah from BordersandBucketlists

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii : Things to see and do

The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has found its middle ground as a place that both tourists and locals love.  The one winding road along this part of the island can lead you to so many different experiences – if you know where to look. Where to Relax Pretend to Be a Local Being a […]

Cuchumber kadmat - refreshing East Indian salad

East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber Recipe

Summers comes around and you know it’s time for Kadmat or Cuchumber. Nope not cucumber, Cuchumber! It’s the traditional East Indian salad that dad makes as soon as the raw mangoes start coming around in April. And we can’t get enough of it. I mean who wouldn’t? Every East Indian makes Cuchumber as often as […]

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Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

Ramadan or Ramzan is a Muslim celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting is necessary for Muslims who aren’t sick, elderly, menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant or travelling. It’s one of the famous Five Pillars of Islam. My Muslim friends fast from dawn till dusk, and don’t have sex, eat, drink, or smoke. […]

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Goat Tripe – Vajri Khudi Curry : East Indian Series

So next up is the East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi. What is Vajri in English? Tripe? What is tripe? The stomach of ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, giraffe and more. We usually use goat tripe. Why not cow tripe? Well, because it’s banned in Maharashtra. A lot of the younger […]

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Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

Easter! Spring and redemption and everything anew. New life in Jesus and new life on earth. A celebration of hope!  And sweets! Or eggs rather? Legend tells that quite like Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, the Easter bunny called ‘Easter’ along with the spring bunny come with egg filled baskets to the homes of children. They […]

Turkenbrunnen atop the Schlossberg in Graz - TheWingedFork

By a Baker’s Dozen : 13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

By a Baker’s Dozen – 13 things to do in Graz, Austria I loved my stay in beautiful Graz. It’s the second largest city in Austria, with a population that’s ten times that of another beautiful Austrian city, Feldkirch that my sis and I visited last October. It used to be a centre of commerce in the Middle […]

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Special East Indian Chicken Tope : East Indian Series

East Indian Tope, a marriage of our Portuguese cultural inheritance with our Indian roots. It’s the perfect all in one meal at any time. In continuing with the East Indian Series, Sarah from TheWingedFork talks about cooking this yummy recipe. It was my turn to help mom in the kitchen yesterday, and we were making […]

Cooking up a Sorpotel Pav : East Indian Series

Sorpotel or Sarpatel or Sarapatel, the dish that makes mouths water anywhere it’s served, no matter how you spell it. And as we always say, our East Indian version tastes ten times better than the Goan version of this age old traditional Portuguese recipe. Wink wink! Today, the versatile Jude Fernandes, a true-blue East Indian […]

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Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

 Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for […]

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Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the […]

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5 hours at the Rude Lounge

So we finally ended up at the Rude Lounge for dinner, instead of our regular haunt the Irish House. After waiting downstairs for more than half an hour for the sleepy friend that’s always running a bit late, we went up to the 6th floor of Link House that holds the Rude Lounge at Malad. […]

Love-more-Cake - TheWingedFork

Love you more than cake

‘Malaysia, let’s go to Malaysia.’ ‘What, why?’ ‘Because I want Kek Lapis Sarawak.’ ‘Have it imported.’ ‘But I want to learn how to make it too. Let’s go, pleeease…’ But we didn’t go. Malaysia beckons from a distance, but for now we pretend our ears are closed. Well, the boss wouldn’t give us leave anyway. […]

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