Gabby Peyton | The Food Girl in Town

57 Flips | 9 Magazines | 2 Likes | 22 Following | 5 Followers | @GabbyPeyton | A freelance writer and blogger who travels to eat (with only a carry-on). Explore my magazines for travel advice, carry-on packing tips and food porn, along with hotel and restaurant reviews. thefoodgirlintown.com

Spain celebrates National Day amid Catalonia crisis

Spain celebrated National Day on Thursday with a grand show of unity.<p>Spain celebrated National Day on Thursday with a grand show of unity.<p>But its deep political divide over the independence referendum in Catalonia has yet to be resolved.<p>Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has been given until Monday …

Disney Parks After Dark: Sunset at Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris

Tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark photo was snapped at Phantom Manor at Disneyland Park in Paris.<p>Located in Frontierland, Phantom Manor has a …

Walt Disney Company

Montreal’s Preeminent Jamaican Patty Magnates Open Up Mile End Restaurant

Jamaican patty-maker <b>Lloydie’s</b> has been in the food business for over 20 years, and as of Wednesday, the company has broken into the restaurant world, opening up on St-Viateur Street.<p>Many Montrealers have likely already encountered Lloydie’s products — its beef, chicken, and vegetable patties are …

Are Shake Shack's Expansion Plans a Good Idea?

The company keeps opening new locations, but will that help investors?<p>The restaurant industry is undergoing change and many brands are growing, but …

Bourdain, Barber, Batali Boost 'Trash' Food in New 'Wasted!' Documentary

“This is the first project I’ve ever done that is <i>useful</i>,” joked <b>Anthony Bourdain</b>. “This is about something that I actually feel strongly about, …

The Walking Dead

Around the World in 12 Plates: Japan

The flavours of Asia are becoming my favourite profile, so this month I wanted to do something typically Japanese, but lesser known in North America. …

Cooking

The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

After three seasons working on an archaeological dig, I know my Turkish food. These are my favourite Turkish dishes from grandma's specialties to …

Ice Cream

Well & Good Dinners: A Rapturous Recap of Volume III

I've always coveted photos of long table dinners. The third instalment in the series of Well & Good Dinners focused the foods of the Newfoundland …

Food

12 boutique hotels in India that scream luxury

How do you define luxury? What is it that immediately comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘luxury’? Luxury in its raw from is the purest …

Boutique Hotels

The ultimate guide to river cruises – where to go and who to book with

Why choose a river cruise?<p>For an unforgettable immediate, immersive and intimate travel experience river cruising is hard to beat. River cruises don’t just take you into a country, they let you get under it skin and feel its pulse and see its scenery and sights close up. As you sail at a pleasingly …

European Travel

Travel Guide To Sao Paulo

The second largest city in the world is equally big on style, from sleek hotels to rooftop hangouts and funky lifestyle stores. São Paulo is South …

The Victoria Hotel

Review Summary<p>Pros<p>Central location on Little Collins Street<br>• Indoor pool and hot tub are nice perks for a value hotel<br>• Restaurant serves Thai and …

Travel

Paddling with Rafting Newfoundland on the Exploits River

I’m fearless when it comes to eating. I will try anything once, not batting an eyelash while devouring creepy crawlies or raw fish. But when it comes …

Adventure Travel

CabinZero Bag Review and Carry-On Packing Tips for Turkey

For the past two years I’ve travelled carry-on exclusively. I used to agonize over the weight of my bag, never thinking about the souvenirs I would …

Backpacking

Marriott Hotel Offering Amnesty for 100 Years of Stuff Stolen From Guest Rooms

Hyatt <i>wants you</i> to take their toiletries (but not actually raid the maid cart). On the other hand there are hotels RFID tagging towels to keep you …

Jeremy Lee’s glorious custard tarts recipe

Ah, the glories of custard tarts. They are quite irresistible, aren’t they? One age-old rule applies, however: that they be good. This, I have learned, is much easier said than done.<p>I used to rather like the nursery-style recipe culled from the pages of The Constance Spry Cookery Book, but the …

Baking

10 Hearty Slow Cooker Pasta Dishes Perfect for Fall

From lasagna to mac n' cheese, these slow-cooker pasta recipes are perfect hearty, belly-warming dinner options for chilly nights.<p>Mum's the word that there is pureed spinach in the tomato sauce. Everyone will love the fresh basil layered right in, and you'll love that you don't even have to turn on …

Pastéis de Nata, Portuguese Egg Tarts

A shop in Santa Maria de Belém has sold these egg tarts since 1837. Their recipe is top-secret, but this easy-to-make variation is sure to please at …

Dessert

3 Tips for Working With Store-Bought Pizza Dough

Follow these tips for perfect pies every time.<p>The first step in any pizza-making venture: Bring the (fresh or frozen) dough to room temperature. This …

Bangladeshi Flavors Alongside Burgers and Chicken at Neerob

Last spring, on the street known as Bangla Bazaar in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, the Bangladeshi restaurant Neerob — thought by many to be the city’s best — vanished.<p>Another Bangladeshi restaurant stands in its place, a source of confusion for some pilgrims who step off the No. 6 train at …

Side Dishes

Won Fun plays with Chinese food

The Bar Marta crew has a good time approximating the food of Sichuan Province—and introduces 2Fun, a lounge with karaoke and tropical drinks. For …

Food & Dining

Top 8 village restaurants in Zermatt

There are a plethora of restaurants in Zermatt village, some so-so, some so fabulous. I’ve been visiting Zermatt for years and I love food so you …

Travel

Why Thailand Is Always a Good Idea According to Scott Eddy

Scott Eddy gave up a lucrative career as a stockbroker to travel the globe as a social media influencer.<p>He now boasts more than 1.15 million …

13 Clever Ways to Show Off Your Travel Photos

The photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip to India have all been uploaded, shared and liked by everyone you know on Facebook and Instagram, but …

The abandoned Greek island shrouded in mystery

For decades after it was abandoned, not much was known about the Greek island of Spinalonga or its days as a leper colony – but all that is changing.<p>I caught my first glimpse of Spinalonga four years ago from a steep hilltop overlooking the sleepy village of Plaka in north-eastern Crete. The …

History

10 of the Tallest Hotels in the World

The tallest hotels in the world are generally found in the Middle East and Asia. They stand at insurmountable heights in the sky, sometimes piercing …

Hospitality

6 Things to Do in Croatia That Live Up to the Hype

It seems that Croatia was on everyone's Instagram feed this summer. The Eastern European country has been on people's radars for a few years now, and …

5 unique historic spots to explore in Northern Ireland this autumn

From Viking invasions to megalithic and monastic sites, Northern Ireland is filled with historical heritage that dates back some 5,000 years …

Ireland

Where to Shop in Lisbon’s Chiado Neighborhood

Strolling the streets of Lisbon’s Chiado neighborhood is a bit like traveling back in time. Its narrow alleyways and 18th-century buildings are …