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James Martin

Food Travel

By November 25, 2012

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One of the great things about travel is finding out about what other people eat. There are alternatives to Twinkies and Wonder Bread. Believe it or not, not all food around the world is based upon the clever injection of copious  amounts of air.

There are the occasional surprises for the traveler. You can go on many vacations to Italy without that 3000 calorie breakfast we Americans think we need to start the day. Yet Eleonora Baldwin can point out a whole page full of Rome  breakfast places that don't focus on the industrial brioche and a cup of warm milk with a couple shots of coffee in it that Italian men fuel up on. Loaner iPads and free wi-fi? Yep, a way to start your e-day right.

But dinner is a whole other story. I like the idea of Seductive food. I'm not sure about the practice though. Leg of lamb showing a bit of stocking top? Well, anyway, the Culturist has a nice piece on Seductive Food in Vienna, and the picture of the goulash has me panting just a little.

Finally, if you like the idea of working for your food, you might wish to read about a young WWOOFer (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) employed as a fence-maker at Bella Baita in the the Italian Alps, one of our favorite places to stay in the north of Italy. Read Breaking the Balls. Luke has a vivid writing style you might enjoy.


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