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By Patrick McCarthy Photos by Mark McCall It must be said, it was a rough crossing. Enormous waves edged with white foam-like giant meringues spotted through the cabin’s porthole. There was a temptation, in spite of the turbulence, to kill the lights and stare transfixed at the giant swells and

By Beverly Stephen Just when you think there couldn’t possibly be another way to cook cauliflower along comes Yotam Ottolenghi, the British Israeli chef/author, with a new book, Flavor. Have you ever thought of grating it raw?  Of roasting it in chile butter? If Ottolenghi’s books have anything to say

By Everett Potter My friend and colleague Anita Stewart died last week, leaving a devoted family, an uncountable number of friends, and an incredible legacy as arguably Canada’s greatest culinary champion. The author of 14 books, most notably Anita Stewart’s Canada, she was the University of Guelph food laureate and the

By Monique Burns  With the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg “Willy Brandt” Airport, the German capital adds yet another stylish leaf to its portfolio. In design–forward Berlin, with cutting–edge galleries, hip fashion boutiques and chic shops, the new airport showcases a sleek Bauhaus aesthetic of glass and steel accented

By Larry Olmsted Face masks, along with handwashing and social distancing, are the best safety protection you have against the coronavirus and risk of contracting COVID-19 in the current pandemic. Wearing a mask also protects the rest of society. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts it bluntly: “People wearing masks

Story and photos by Neil Wolkodoff There may not be a better place to get your creative juices in high gear than Santa Fe. From its roots in the Indian trails that crossed in Santa Fe, then to horse and wagon travel, mutating as a railroad hub as the industrial

By Everett Potter The biggest travel news this week is that at long last, as of October 15, Hawaii has lifted its quarantine restrictions. The state is now requiring that visitors have a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival. In addition, Maui and Kauai are asking for voluntary

By Brian E. Clark When my oldest son finished his college studies a decade ago, we decamped for the Rogue River in southwest Oregon for a mellow, four-day rafting and kayaking trip with OARS, an Angels Camp, CA-based outfitter. This past summer (2019), to toast my daughter’s graduation from high school,

By Everett Potter The current Covid-19 crisis has led to a huge increase in the number of people heading for the great outdoors for a weekend or week of camping, hiking, and exploring. Despite what many outdoor websites and catalogs might lead you to believe, not all of those heading

  Story & photos by Paul Clemence The pandemic travel restrictions mean that it’s a great opportunity to explore new and creative ways to go sightseeing. Road trips are a safe and fun choice. Taking a drive Upstate New York, for example, one can indulge in a wonderful architectural tour