Adventures in Food
It takes a lot to figure out the right time to eat the right food in Spain. Learning when to eat in Spain is almost like a science. Good thing I can eat churros in Barcelona at any time.read more
One of the types of Thai cuisine we are unfamiliar with is what is considered Royal Thai cuisine, based on rich, traditional recipes. These are recipes adapted from ancient recipe books, and funeral books left by past generations. We were first introduced to Royal Thai cuisine during our final stop of our Taste of Thailand Food Tour, but otherwise it remains elusive.read more
I love food, it’s no secret. Spain, and in particular Barcelona, is one of my favorite places to eat. This is due in large part to the availability of tapas. I just love the concept of these small plates, which allow me not only to snack throughout the day, but also to try many different dishes in one sitting.
The concept of tapas has evolved over the years. It once was the case that a tapa came free with a drink. It was small morsel of food placed on a drink coaster, which was then placed on top of the drink, to keep the flies out. Oh how times have changed. Although there are still areas of Spain where tapas are complimentary with the purchase of a drink this is much harder to find when it comes to tapas in Barcelona. The same is true for tapas in Madrid too. And, from simple morsels of food to complex tapas, it is now possible to find elaborate tapas bars, with truffles and other luxury ingredients to fancy up the tapas.read more
But I thought I had some knowledge on the topic. I understand the basics of pho and bun cha, and even know some food words in Vietnamese. The ingredients, and how to cook some of the most iconic Vietnamese foods, though, remained elusive. That is, until we attended a cooking class in Hanoi.read more
I have been known to be the Goldilocks of the beaches, and in Bali this was certainly the case. I am not a surfer, or even a strong swimmer, so the hard core, strong wave beaches on the southwest of Bali just don’t do it for me. I am all about lounging around in the water, bobbing along like an apple on Halloween. And, it took us over one and a half years until we found me the perfect Bali beach escape, at the Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua.read more
I was recently asked, by two different people, what is my favorite restaurant in Bangkok. It’s a stumper, really. This is not only because there is still part of me that is intimidated by Bangkok, and its food scene. It is mostly because we have focused so much on eating nothing but street food in Bangkok, easily one of the best cities in the world for cheap street eats. That’s why we jumped at the chance to take a midnight tuk tuk tour with Bangkok Food Tours, to explore the city through some of its most famous street eats in a famous form of transportation.read more
Living the life of a digital nomad can be a bit isolating, constantly moving from one place to another. James and Meegan made us feel welcome, introduced us to their friends, and gave us the inside scoop on Lanta, more than any guidebook could.
Kohub in Koh Lanta was the perfect digital nomad paradise, a spot to be productive, with a built-in beach side community.read more
I never knew how to make fresh pasta, but always wanted to learn. Yummy Italy offered us the chance to learn how to make pasta in Italy, and I welcomed the chance.
One problem: we were learning in the kitchen of a Michelin star restaurant, alongside a famous American chef. I was intimidated to say the least.read more
Our trip through Emilia Romagna, Italy, was all about luxury dining, the kind of luxury dining that marries tradition with modern techniques, using fresh local ingredients. When we were planning our trip, we kept hearing Michelin star chef this and Michelin star chef that. I felt a little, well, luxurious, and perhaps an interloper. Me? A lowly old food travel blogger, searching out meals inspired by famous chefs.read more
In our final days and weeks living in Bali, everything seemed just a little, well, off. Things were happening a little differently. Restaurants we frequented for months were suddenly messing up our order. The super markets were out of good bananas. I couldn’t find parking in front of Buddha Mart. It was just the little things, but it was enough to make us roll our eyes and make comments about how Bali was ensuring we got the heck out.
Just a few days before we flew from Bali to Bangkok on Air Asia, we heard the news about the Air Asia crash. There was nothing we could do. We were still going to take our flight. Something similar happened with Malaysia Airlines. We flew Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur to Bali just hours after they had their plane shot down over Ukraine.read more
I’ve been wanting a travel tattoo for quite some time, but just could not decide what to get. I didn’t want a compass, or a map, or the globe, or foot prints. I just wanted something unique, so I put it off for the longest time.
After brainstorming for at least a year on the perfect travel tattoo, I was stumped. I had nothing. Google searches for travel tattoos never resulted in anything interesting. Then, I suddenly came up with a brilliant idea, why can’t my travel tattoo be a food travel tattoo, and in that case, why not get the With Husband in Tow logo as my travel tattoo?read more
Eric is his father’s son in one very important way – 3 square meals a day and dinner is meat, potatoes, and a veg. It is something I had to get used to when we started dating in college. At that point, my typical dinner was chips, salsa, and diet a coke. Or, sometimes I would make myself a rice-a-roni. That was as complicated a meal as I would cook.
Eric, though, needs his three meals a day, and still needs a full lunch. So, after a few days in Barcelona, where we ate very well, but ate only tapas, Eric was in need of a big meal, a full meal. On Sunday, we wandered around looking for a decent menu del dia, normally an appetizer, entree, vegetables, dessert, wine, and coffee for about 10 Euros. Eric was practically begging me to find him a large plate of meat. He needed a full sized meal.read more
I’m a recovering attorney, yoga teacher, and perpetual nomad. I also travel With Husband In Tow, as we follow our stomachs around the world, in search of Adventures in Food!