Elyse Pasquale

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The craziest OkCupid date ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes. It sure beat meeting for coffee<p>We’re standing on the side of a highway in Budapest, trying to hitch a ride. I’m elegantly dressed for a proper afternoon at the National Gallery in a green embroidered dress and a knotted …

7 Essential Rules for Finding Good, Local Food and Drink in Paris

While France is the revered place of "eating well," the reality isn't as glorious. French food might be protected by UNESCO World Heritage status, and for many of the millions of people that visit France each year, dining is a priority, but that doesn't mean that everything on the plate in front of …

Crazy Wild Animals Found at Airports

A passenger at O'Hare International Airport discovered at two-foot-long alligator lurking beneath an escalator Friday morning. But Allie, as she's been named, is far from the first wild animal to make it to the airport.<p>You'd expect this in Florida or New Orleans, perhaps, but Chicago? Not so much: …

The perfect trip: Dordogne

Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.<p>Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and …

France

Tanzanian Food: Typical and Traditional Cuisine

Shares 71<p>Tanzania, located on the East coast of Africa, has a cuisine that's been influenced by a number of cultures and flavors.<p>Indian, Middle …

Deep Frying

Darwinian Tourism: Honey Hunting in the Caucasus

Honey tasting in the Caucasus is Darwinian tourism at its best.<p>There are no signs, guides, routes, regulations, and only a handful of English speakers who know a whit about bees or honey. Needless to say, this endeavor is not to be undertaken lightly, and could even prove life-threatening.<p>One …

Life-Changing Meals

Goddesses of Food: 10 World-Class Chefs Who — Believe It or Not — Are Women

Yesterday, <i>Time</i> managed to upset most of the food world be unveiling a “Gods of Food” story package that almost completely excluded female chefs. (A …

Where to Eat in London Now

London’s culinary scene has never been hotter. In this food-obsessed city, the hard part isn’t finding a great place to eat but narrowing down your …

5 Questions: Joe DiStefano

Location:<b>Queens, New York, USA</b><p>Eating Queens<p>Queens-based food writer Joe DiStefano has been covering the borough’s ethnic food beat for more than a …

How to make any room smell like bacon, courtesy of your phone

No one wants the iPhone alert that their emotional lipdub of Katy Perry's "Roar" just went viral on Facebook, but now they can at least cushion the …

Chicago restaurant ‘dresses up’ as Alinea, wins Halloween 2013 - Inside Scoop SF

This is just outstanding. Real Kitchen — a cafe that serves meals to go in Chicago that happens to have a lovely sense of humor — decided to make a video of their Halloween costume: Alinea, the ultra-modernist fine dining restaurant from Grant Achatz.<p>In the video, Real Kitchen playfully and …

A feast for the senses

How an unassuming Canadian village went from hippy to hip thanks to a buzzing, surfer-friendly food scene<p>The tiny village of Tofino on Vancouver …

Trick or treat... Tuscan style! #Halloween #prosciutto #cheese #bliss

When Dinner Smells Like Tom Ford

At a fragrance-focused dinner in Venice, Italy, hosts and guests alike pondered the big questions: Is perfume art? And is food?<p>“Don’t inhale it like you’re doing cocaine—your nose can get fatigued,” the scent expert <b>Chandler Burr</b> instructed last night, gingerly waving a perfume blotter under his …

Italy

John Lennon's Bermuda

Fairylands is a name that conjures up a dreamy, other-worldly place, somewhere to escape the cares of a busy life. And so it is. Set across two small peninsulas on the island of Bermuda, it is a district of winding lanes through low hills, where homes, some grand, some cottages, sit surrounded by …

The Star of Siam: Thai Curries

When I first went to Thailand in the 1980s, I found out that curries there aren't at all like the heavy, busy ones I knew from Thai restaurants in …

Spin the Globe: Ann Friedman Meets the Real Osaka, Japan

Photo by Jeffery Cross<p>AFAR chose a destination at random—by literally spinning a globe—and sent writer Ann Friedman on a spontaneous journey to Osaka.<p>…

The deep rooted history of Chicago’s deep-dish pizza

Starting with an ancient culinary tradition carried overseas by Neapolitan immigrants, pizza has evolved into a Windy City icon.<p>Pizza in the United States is deeply embedded into the nation’s culinary consciousness, from thin crust in New York to wood fired in San Francisco.<p>But Chicago’s version …

Italian Food