Around the world, one dish at a time.

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123 Food Experiences To Try Before You Die

123 Food Experiences To Try Before You Die

Eat a dish in the restaurant that invented it Pick food from pots by pointing and hoping Catch a fish and barbecue it Make your own pasta Wander the streets to find the perfect bakery Choose the stinkiest cheese Order pho in Vietnam And Beijing […]

What’s It Like Eating Dog?

What’s It Like Eating Dog?

I have been meaning to get around to eating dog for some time now. I’m fascinated by foods that break cultural taboos, and, as a Briton, eating dog is about as taboo as it gets, but, perhaps because of that, I’ve never quite got around […]

Ten British Expat Food Cravings

Ten British Expat Food Cravings

Expat food cravings are a curious thing, particularly British ones. There is, for example, an entire generation who can’t live without Bisto and Paxo stuffing for the Sunday roast, an activity that’s conducted even in wildly inappropriate climates. There are others for whom the right […]

You Just Had to Pick That, Didn’t You?!

You Just Had to Pick That, Didn’t You?!

When it comes to food, I like to think I’m a fairly Catholic eater. Innards of all sorts hold no fear for me, though I have yet to visit a penis restaurant. I’ve braved insects, including, yes, grubs (which appear in our local Chinese supermarket […]

On Fat-Tailed Sheep

On Fat-Tailed Sheep

It’s no secret that our appetites shape the animals around us. Compare the snout of a wild boar, long and slender for the quest for food, its tusks and its lean, well-muscled frame with the porkers bred for fat, their snouts a mere stub, their […]

In Pursuit of the Inedible

In Pursuit of the Inedible

I’ve always had what you might call an adaptable palate – as a child, my family called me the “human dustbin”. So when I travel, I actively seek out not just the delicious and the interesting, but the grotesque, transgressive, the culturally unusual… On some […]