By Everett Potter Melbourne may be Australia’s second city, but it’s charming, with a trove of architectural treasures and deep cultural roots. As one local wag told me, “Sydney’s the movie, Melbourne’s the book.” By all means, hop on and off the free City Circle Tram, and visit the National
By Everett Potter It’s a good day when you’re perched at a table overlooking the Tasman Sea, eating a delicious lobster roll while scanning the adjacent rocks for little penguins, fur seals and passing Southern Right Whales on their way to and from Antarctica. In many ways,
By Everett Potter Food is at the heart of The New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) major, institution-wide exhibition Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love. As it happens, so is travel, as NYBG is exhibiting plants from all over the globe. Within minutes, a visitor is transported to
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
On the Road with Flavor Forays: An Insider’s Tour of Four of America’s Hottest Food Cities —- Austin, Charleston, Portland, and New Orleans — takes readers along on memorable culinary immersions. Stir the pots. Meet the characters. Listen to the stories. And if you get hungry, whip up one of
Story by Anita Stewart A few decades ago Julia Child’s television career was nearly cut short because her presentation was ‘too 1950’s’. Fortunately a wise network picked up her show and the rest is culinary history. Her presence as one of the earliest of television chefs laid the foundation for
By Anita Stewart So many people, be they media or marketers, try to define what culinary tourism means…the term “a sense of place” is overused. Meanwhile there are chefs and home cooks who are so far ahead of any definition that they will never really fit into a particular box.
By Everett Potter Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of