Destination: Amish America Book: Amish Cooks Across America: Recipes and Traditions from Maine to Montana by Kevin Williams and Lovina Eicher. Article by Brette Sember There’s something tantalizing about Amish life. It sounds so simple and down to earth – no phones, no electricity, no computers, no TV. It’s definitely fascinating to many people, which […]
Food Travel by Brette Sember Destination: Colonial America Book: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America (2012) by Thomas J. Craughwell I was really excited to read Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulée by Thomas J. Craughwell for many reasons.
Cultural Travel By Jessie Voigts Scotland – gorgeous country, friendly people, strong literary tradition…delicious food? Yes! If you’ve been under the impression that Scottish food is not-so-healthy (and not-so-appetizing – fried mars bars?), it’s time to clear the air. Scotland is a foodie’s paradise – locally sourced ingredients, the freshest seafood, delicious highland beef, and […]
Destination: Vietnam Book: Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam (2010) by Kim Fay, Photos by Julie Fay Ashborn “It is not a cookbook,” the author cautioned me. When I was talking to Kim Fay, the author of Map of Lost Memories, I had slipped and called Communion, her memoir of an exploration of food in […]
Pet Travel Tuesday Destination: France (Paris & Provence), Cambridge, Massachusetts Book: Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats (2012) By Pamela Douglas Webster If you grew up watching television in America, you know Julia Child had a passion for cooking. If you’ve seen a documentary of her life or the feature film, […]
TASTY TRAVELS Destination: Florida Book: Field to Feast by Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson By Brette Sember For many people, Florida means just two things: beaches and DisneyWorld. There is much more to this big, beautiful state. My grandparents moved to Florida for the winters when I was young and we’ve been going […]