Day 28: The Cape of Africa
The food from South Africa, like the food from many countries on trade routes, tells the history of the country through the flavors. With eleven official languages, three capital cities, a mega-diverse ecological environment, and cross-cultural interactions with more than a dozen nations from without and within, South African food presents a unique culinary experience.
Revisiting Jordan: the best shawarma in Houston
When I ate the Shawarma at Abu Omar's, I was immediately transported to my time in Jordan. I could see the hills of Amman as clearly in my mind as if I was standing outside my favorite Shawarma stand there. Save yourself the money, and check out the best Shawarma in Houston.
Day 26: The Island (archipelago) of Enchantment
Puerto Rico is a land of fusion. It is an American territory (where you don't need your passport) that uses the dollar as its currency, but the road signs are in Spanish and the measurements are metric (while globally relevant, the metric system is shunned in America). It is a beautiful country with food to match.
When people talk about travel--or more locally, trying ethnic food--the subject using the bathroom always is close at hand. Such discussions are full of fear, worry, wild speculation, and at times, vows to hold it till you get back. Part of the fear of ethnic food is that such indulgences will lead one, sooner than later, into an uncomfortable bathroom situation.
Day 22: The Gift of the Nile
Egypt is so much more than home to 3,000 pyramids. Egypt is one of the ancient world's major crossroads. In modern time Cairo has global influence as the largest city in Africa, the Middle East and the 15th largest in the world. Come learn how to eat like an Egyptian with us.
Day 18: The Pearl of the Antilles
Haiti is called the "Pearl of the Antilles." This name is due to its natural beauty and its ability to grow many valuable crops (Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, Tobacco, Cotton, etc). It was the second country in the Americas, after the USA, to throw of colonial rule. Check out this Afro-Caribbean culinary treasure.
Day 12: The Spice Islands
17,508 islands, 700 languages, the world's largest Muslim population, a history interwoven with pirates, colonizers, and famous explores such as the intrepid Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo and Magellan, and 15 kinds of regional foods, these are just a few reasons why Indonesia is at the top of our must eat list.
Day 11: Celebrate William Walker's Failed Personal Colonization Attempt in Honduras
Next time you think of raising your own army and invading Central America to establish your own colonies, don't, or you may face the same fate as William Walker. Try tortillas that are as good as eating clouds in this week's country.