Five Things to Love about Bilbao/Bilbo

The Guggenheim, BilbaoThe Matter of Time, Richard Serra(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off by the homepage pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) First of all I have to say I knew I’d love Bilbao–or Bilbo as the city is known in Basque. I don’t know why I knew this–but […]

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London Feeds the 5000

Feeding the 5000Did your mother also compel you to eat your broccoli with the phrase, “There’s a starving child in Africa who would love to eat my [overcooked] broccoli!” Did you know that nearly 35 million people in the US suffer from food poverty? The number in the European Union is actually higher: 43 million. […]

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Expat Author Interview with Foreign Flavours: a New Anthology from Writers Abroad

Today’s interview is with a book. I know that’s odd. Books don’t normally talk, but this one took time out of its busy schedule to answer my questions. And to make things even more amazing, Foreign Flavours was born today–October 24. Talk about a prodigy. IMBO: Let’s talk about talent. What exactly are you, Foreign […]

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Dinner in London…Gluten-free

Gluten-free dinner in London is easy if you do your homework, and I’m here to help with that. What kind of food do you like? Do you want Fish and Chips? Indian? Thai? Please tell me you don’t want Italian. Italian is so boring. (Shakespeare would never have eaten Italian. Definitely a curry for Will. […]

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Gluten-free Lunch in London?

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) London has no shortage of fast, trendy lunch restaurants. Pret A Manger and EAT are the most popular, but you’ll also find Upper Crust in railway stations. These fast-food shops grew out of the traditional sandwich shop, […]

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Breakfast in Britain Gluten-free

Flowers in Regent’s Park are gluten-freeYawning you wander down to the breakfast room at your B&B or your hotel. Normally at home you have no problem with breakfast. You know eggs are gluten-free. Bacon too. At home you have some awful gluten-free bread, but it’s OK once it’s toasted and perked up with butter and […]

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All-Inclusive Turkish Riviera

Many tourists who swarm to the Turkish Riviera each year—around 25 million—end up holed up in an all-inclusive 5-star hotel. There are lots of reasons for this, the first being that very few foreign tourists speak Turkish, so they’re wary of heading off the beaten path where they can’t read the menu. And what’s wrong […]

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Taste the Pinca!

In keeping with my obsession for travel, I’ve just returned from a weekend trip to Croatia. The original idea was to enjoy Easter in a spa hotel on the Mediterranean. Buffet breakfast in the morning, lounging about on the rocky shores of Poreč, Croatia until the late afternoon, drinking wine and assuring one another that […]

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My Titicaca Troubles

Do you remember the story about Horst on Koh Samui? The one about great Thai food poisoning? Didn’t we have fun? In Peru it was my turn. Grab a Mate de Coca tea, pull up a floating reed island and join me as I revisit Lake Titicaca on the border between Peru and Bolivia. You’ll […]

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A Waiter Knows Best

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, please reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) __________________________ Having worked in the restaurant business for twelve years back when I had longer hair and all the Eurythmics albums, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the beauty and wonder of humanity at its hungriest. […]

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