Bizarre Foods

Peru’s Belen Market

Iquitos’ Belen Market Accessible only by boat or plane, Iquitos lies at the intersection of three great rivers, the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya. No place generates more energy in this city than the Belen Market, a brilliant show of colorful produce and ingredients from the explosively fertile Amazon basin. The flavors are intense and fresh, eaten…  Read More

Isla Taboga

Paradise Off the Coast of Panama Just 12 miles off the coast of Panama City, Isla Taboga is a tranquil tropical respite from the bustle of the rapidly growing metropolis. Hop on the ferry from Amador Causeway, take the less-than-an-hour scenic trip through the Bay of Panama to the small one-road island littered with beach shacks and leisure-seeking…  Read More

Muhammad Faisal Restaurant

One of the Best Meals in Dubai Dubai is the wealthiest and most populous of the seven United Arab Emirates. In just two short decades, it’s grown into a modern metropolis with man-made islands, shopping centers with indoor ski slopes and the world’s tallest skyscraper. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a vibrant…  Read More

Il Norcino Bernabei

The Undisputed Master of Porchetta Just 15 miles outside of Rome in the outlying town of Marino, I found the butcher shop and deli of my dreams. Open since 1912, Il Norcino Bernabei is a family operation, run by Vitaliano Bernabei, his wife and son. For the past century, it’s been regarded as the finest meat…  Read More

Shashlik on Kirova

Amazing Shashlik in Almaty In Kazakhstan’s biggest city, there are hundreds of places to eat shashlik (grilled skewered meats), but the best we found were at the extremely popular Shashlik on Kirova. The level of attention and care that went into this food was unreal. The owner oversees every part of the process, starting with…  Read More

Almaty’s Green Bazaar

Almaty’s Immense Food Emporium Almaty is Kazakhstan’s biggest city, and while there are signs of Western influence and consumer culture, this bustling metropolis gets its strongest sense of identity from its nomadic ancestors and their traditions. One of the best places to witness this heritage and to try the authentic flavors of Central Asia is Almaty’s…  Read More

Where to Eat in the Faroe Islands

Recommendations for the Far Flung Faroe Islands Halfway between Iceland and Norway in the heart of the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands have famously been described as ‘the windy edge of nowhere.’ The 50,000 Faroese who live among the 18 islands are proud descendants of a Viking culture that landed here 1,200 years ago. Centuries…  Read More

Raymonds Restaurant

One of the Best Restaurants in North America Housed in a stunning example of classical Newfoundland architecture from the early 20th century and overlooking St. John’s harbor, Raymonds is widely considered the best restaurant in all of Canada. Chef and Newfoundland native Jeremy Charles pulls inspiration from the land and sea around him, showcasing the…  Read More

Mexico City Recommendations

Where to Eat in Mexico City When I first started traveling, Mexico City’s fine dining scene was peppered with Mexican chefs cooking other countries’ food, like Italian or French cuisine. That’s no longer the case. These days the best Mexican food is once again being cooked for Mexicans, by Mexicans.  Here are five restaurants you…  Read More

Nashville’s Famous Hot Chicken

A Nashville Staple You can’t talk about the Nashville food scene without mentioning hot chicken. This dish is to Nashville’s food what the Opry is to music, and a trip to Music City is incomplete without trying it. Here’s the run down: chicken pieces are marinated, usually in buttermilk, then dredged in a mix of…  Read More

Bizarre Foods America Season 6

It’s Back! I can’t even believe we’re in the sixth season of Bizarre Foods America (set your DVRs for Monday, March 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.) In this new season, we’re getting  back to our international roots, with episodes in Vancouver, Lima and Cartagena, Colombia. Yes, remember how America is two FULL continents?! I’ll also be trying domestic…  Read More

Bizarre Tailgating

Try These at Your Next Tailgate Everyone has a go-to meal that fits right into the hearty, crowd-pleasing football food category. Some rely on hot wings and fall comfort-classics like chili and stew, others may boldly roast a whole steer head to make killer barbacoa tacos or light a kerosene-soaked fire for a fish boil. From…  Read More

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

Killer Mutton Barbecue When Catherine and Pappy Bosley bought Moonlite Bar-B-Q back in 1963 it was just a small roadside restaurant. Four generations later, the family-run company has grown to a multi-million dollar empire, churning out thousands of pounds of mutton for the successful 350-seat restaurant and huge catering business. From the bone-in ribs to…  Read More

Farmstead, Inc.

Celebrating New England Flavors Chef-owners Matt and Kate Jennings of Farmstead, Inc. have a sincere passion for New England’s culinary heritage. They’re committed to procuring only the best local ingredients for their modern seasonal cuisine, from hand-milled Rhode Island corn polenta, to oysters and sustainable seafood from Narragansett Bay. Matt tailors his dynamic menu to…  Read More

Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q

Pit-Smoked Perfection Open since 1984, Miss Myra’s serves real hickory-smoked barbecue, cooked in a custom-built brick pit, alongside a killer line-up of homemade Southern desserts. It’s still a family-run restaurant and a favorite with locals, with fantastic chicken, ribs, pulled pork, legendary “white sauce” and a slew of home-style sides such as green beans, coleslaw,…  Read More

NYCWFF 2012 Photo Recap

Trucks. Trains. Burgers. Bashes. Yet another New York City Wine & Food Festival has come & gone without a hitch. Bravo to Lee Schrager & team for all their hard work. The new venue at Basketball City was incredible (the new home of Burger Bash & my event, Trucks & Train). A big, fat, special…  Read More

NYCWFF 2012 Photo Recap

Trucks. Trains. Burgers. Bashes. Yet another New York City Wine & Food Festival has come & gone without a hitch. Bravo to Lee Schrager & team for all their hard work. The new venue at Basketball City was incredible (the new home of Burger Bash & my event, Trucks & Train). A big, fat, special…  Read More