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Travel Photo Thursday: Kofa Cafe

Sometimes a road-trip discovery is just too perfect to believe. That is how I felt when I first saw the subject of today’s Travel Photo Thursday.  Ken found it first, along the long, boring road from Tucson into southern California.

Travel Photo of the road from Arizona into California
The road from Arizona into California

On a short cut between major highways, he stopped for lunch at the Kofa Cafe. Like a mirage in the desert, an old-west style building beckoned him in for a burger and a piece of home-made pie. Continue reading Travel Photo Thursday: Kofa Cafe

Homegrown and Homemade in Maine

 Tasty Travel Thursday

Destination: Maine

Cookbook: Maine Classics: More than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East  by Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier

Article by Brette Sember

Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier are the owners and founders of Arrows restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine. When the restaurant opened almost twenty-five years ago, it was hailed as a new approach to food: local, flavor-based, and creative. It’s now become a must-stop on any culinary journey through Maine. If you haven’t been lucky enough to travel there and pull up a chair at one of their tables, Gaier and Frasier have written a beautiful cookbook called

Maine Classics: More than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East  that is almost as good as being there. Continue reading Homegrown and Homemade in Maine

Paris Food


This week we’re booking travel (armchair or otherwise) to France. Previously, I’ve waited until Bastille Day to focus on France, but these books were so good, I just could not wait. Later, we’ll look at two specialty guidebooks and an historical mystery novel , along with some pictures from our trip to France two years ago. Today it’s a novel cookbook that I fell in love with. Stay tuned the rest of the week for more France in brand new books.

Destination: Paris (and a bit of Texas for balance)

Book: Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent (NEW May 2012) by Ellise Pierce

Regular readers of A Traveler’s Library may be wondering why in the world I’m talking about a cookbook? After all, we have an expert on food and travel, Brette Sember, who contributes to A Traveler’s Library every month. Continue reading Paris Food