Category: Dining

Oh, if only Switzerland were tropical…

On my way to Cairo, Egypt I enjoyed a nine hour layover in Zürich, Switzerland. The duration was deliberate. I had never been to Switzerland and wanted to get out of the airport and go see the place. Zürich is lovely! Oh how I wish the climate suited me better....

Gourmet Food on the Cheap

I’ve written and even posted a video before about eating well on vacation. It’s hard to do. Most places that tourists are likely to go serve far too large portions of overpriced, unhealthy food. While staying in Martiniqué recently, we rented a room from a wonderful French woman who lived...

Termites Taste Like Carrots!

With the tropical rainforest canopy stretching overhead, our guide Brandon pointed out different species of trees to the dozen or so of us in his group. As he did, he casually raised his walking stick into the air and jabbed it into a large black bulb in the side of...

City Tavern, Philadelphia

July 4th of ’77, the Independence Day celebration is a relatively subdued affair compared to what we have come to expect in this day of huge fireworks extravaganzas. Just a simple dinner at a local restaurant with a few close friends and colleagues. Of course, simple is an understatement considering...