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10 Crazy, Totally Weird, Exotic and Rare Fruits from Around the World

The inside of a durian is WEIRD.

There are some pretty weird, exotic and rare fruits out there in the world. Sometimes you don’t even know a fruit is edible until someone shows you. Sometimes you can’t even tell that it’s a fruit, much less edible. Fruit is fun, fascinating, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally really, really dangerous. But it’s also absolutely necessary […]

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12 Traditional Chinese Foods You’ve Got to Try

12 Traditional Chinese Foods You've Got to Try

Curious to know what real, traditional Chinese food looks like? This isn’t that imitation Chinese you get from the 24-hour buffet around the corner from your apartment. I lived and traveled in China for ten months and got to experience the real deal, local cuisine of the cities and villages. These are 12 of my favorite Chinese […]

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My 33 Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink in New York City

My 33 Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink in New York City

New York has recently become my unofficial home base, and after spending six months here before taking off to Colombia, I’m in town for a quick five-day layover to see friends and family before my trip to Israel. With only 120 hours in the city, I’ve got a lot of people to see and a lot of […]

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Where to Eat in New York’s Little Italy and Chinatown

Where to Eat in Little Italy and Chinatown, New York City

New York is home to some of the best food in the world. With such a large international population, and with so much history behind it, New York’s food scene is not only huge, but incredibly diverse. Every type of cuisine imaginable exists here. From Ethiopian to Vietnamese. From Dominican to German. From Chinese to […]

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A Lesson on Mexican Street Food: How It’s Really Done in Mexico

A Lesson on Mexican Street Food

Mexican food is not what you think. In the same way that America has butchered their interpretation of traditional Chinese food, so too have they debauched the art of Mexican cuisine. Many North Americans love Mexican food but, unfortunately, the Mexican food we’ve come to know and love isn’t actually Mexican food at all! In many […]

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How to Eat Like a Local in Croatia

How to Eat Like a Local in Croatia

So you’ve never eaten like a local in Croatia? Let me tell you, friend. You’re in for a treat. No matter where you are in Croatia, your taste buds are treated kindly. Croatia has a diverse range of food, including simply cooked meals in Dalmatia, hot salamis doused with paprika in Slavonia and seriously gourmet […]

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The Delights of Chinese Food: More From the Wangfujing Food Street in Beijing

The Delights of Chinese Food: More From the Wangfujing Food Street in Beijing

On top of the wide variety of of questionable food items China likes to pride itself on, there also exist the hidden gems. I’m not talking about dumplings, fried rice or beef noodles, I’m talking about the other stuff. The food bits that get you really excited because, even after living in China for nine months, you […]

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The Horrors of Chinese Food: Exploring the Wangfujing Food Street in Beijing

The Horrors of Chinese Food: Exploring the Wangfujing Food Street in Beijing

I know. Everybody loves to crack jokes about how the Chinese will eat just about anything, including Scruffy and Po, your Bichon Frise and your British Shorthair. It’s true, I’ve seen dogs hanging in meat markets, pig noses dangling from the walls and a table full of still-moving fish, cut entirely in half (it’s fresher […]

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