A Caldo of Devotion

A Caldo of Devotion

My favorite food is pulique, a particular caldo (broth) that is typically made in Guatemala. Pulique is simply delicious, and it always makes me feel at home no matter where I am. There is also great meaning in this chicken broth, which is traditionally prepared...
Wild Wheat

Wild Wheat

Imagine Portugal, 1949. Your eyes dart around the marketplace, scanning the merchandise as you weave in and out of the crowds. The smell of the dust being kicked up keeps you alert; you’re on the hunt. People are shouting, haggling, arguing, advertising. This world is...
Africa: The Bolts and the Beautiful

Africa: The Bolts and the Beautiful

African textiles are unforgettable. Immediately recognizable, the beautiful weaves of bright colors and bold patterns capture the eye and refuse to let you go. This iconic fashion style is found across the globe and honors a wide variety of tradition and culture....
Märchen: Legends of the Alps

Märchen: Legends of the Alps

Stretching from France to Slovenia and covering 1,200 kilometers (750 miles), the Alps are a prominent foundation for European culture. Travelers today, like those of the past, are inspired by these beautiful and imposing mountains. Over the years, stories of...
Four Corners of the Kitchen: Lamb

Four Corners of the Kitchen: Lamb

Lamb is as versatile a meat as any—whether fried, chopped, or stewed, it is the star ingredient in countless delicious recipes. One of the first animals ever domesticated, sheep have long been used for food both for their meat and their milk. Lamb meat comes from a...
Tasting Liquid Gold

Tasting Liquid Gold

Most of the olive oil you’ve consumed in your life has probably been fool’s gold. Sure, the oil started out freshly pressed from olives grown in Italy or Spain. But with added heat and chemicals and the passage of time, the oil became a sorry substitute for true...