Mole poblano — a complex mixture of chocolate, chilies, nuts, and spices — is among the most revered dishes in Mexican cooking. Here’s where to get the best eats in the dish’s hometown, Puebla, Mexico.
Here’s a drill-down on some of the different coffees that can be found around the world and the characteristics that give them their unique flavor.
A recent post on the best BBQ joints in the U.S. elicited a surprisingly dramatic response. From coast to coast (and beyond), readers wrote in with alternating approval and admonishment. And no one seemed shy when it came to pointing out what should have made the list. Here’s a roundup of recommendations from our ever-enlightening Intelligent Travel community.
Tasting of anise with subtle hints of cardamom and clove, the fiery national tipple of Greece known as ouzo is meant to be sipped siga (slowly) with a bit of food and in the company of friends.
When we travel, we can become someone else, and in Brussels, I fancied myself a chocolate designer. I’d open a small corner shop just off the Grand Place, where it’s less chaotic and I could create beautiful pieces of art that also happen to be delicious.
Along with watches and chocolate, cheese is one of Switzerland’s great treasures, and raclette—both a semifirm cheese and a stick-to-your-ribs dish—is an Alpine gem that remains little known outside this country’s borders.
Each spring, Traveler Editor at Large Costas Chris tucks his passport away and turns into a blueberry farmer, tending the crop on a 40-acre organic farm in Maine. Call it his double life.
James Conaway’s long love affair with wine began with a column at the Washington Post and inspired him to pen two non-fiction books on the subject — but he eventually came to realize that fiction has advantages over journalism when dealing with “a subculture as broad as the Earth and as deep as history itself.”
The whiskey industry is no longer in precipitous decline and sales of single-malt scotch have romped for a couple of decades now. Its popularity reflects the heightened awareness of quality among drinkers of everything from tequila to cognac — and a willingness to pay for it.
The best thing about the digital age is dialogue. We’re not here to tell you what we think you need to know; we’re here to start a conversation. Some of the best conversations spring up around controversial topics — and a recent post about the world’s best chocolatiers has provided a jumping-off point for just that.
In the land of the free and the home of the brave, nothing tickles the taste buds quite like barbecue. BBQ capitals like Kansas City and Memphis are well represented on our list, but America’s love affair with smoked meat is quite clearly a national preoccupation.
Foodies who disdain smorgasbords and sprawling restaurants that feed hundreds of bused-in tourists, feel free to stop reading right now.
If you’re still with me, let’s talk about chicken pot pie. And shoo-fly pie. And whoopie pies, for that matter.
Though there are many ways to see Thailand, touring markets is one of the best ways to experience the cultural intersections that make this southeast Asian gem so unique. And that intersection is on fabulous display in Thailand’s capital city.
Here are four markets in or around the Bangkok area that give visitors a taste of local flavor — in every sense of the word — any time of year.
Lisa T.E. Sonne has braved Arctic cold and remote jellyfish waters for Intelligent Travel. Now she faces her “inner chef” and finally learns to cook in savory Morocco.
Who doesn’t love chocolate?
Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons digs up favorite holiday dishes (and recipes!) from celebrity chefs like José Andrés and Wolfgang Puck (to name just a few).
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons gives us the goods on the best microbreweries and pubs in Prague.
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons shares savory and sweet treats that you can only get during the holiday season in New York City.
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons delivers the best of holiday gingerbread displays from hotels around the world.
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons shares her recommendations on the best places to take tea in London this holiday season — from grand hotels to quaint cafes.
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons highlights the best sweet treats in Vienna — including what may be the best cake in the world.
The award-winning vineyards of central-west Argentina can trace their roots to the 16th century, when Spanish colonialists began to travel and settle there. Here’s our guide to making the most of your time in Malbec Country (but don’t forget Torrontes while you’re there).
In honor of Geography Awareness Week, celebrated the third week of November each year, we’re rolling out a special Food Fridays post inspired by guerrilla geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison, one of National Geographic’s emerging explorers.
Want to explore local culture in a new way on your next trip? Sign up for a cooking class. Here are our recommendations for ten of the best culinary workshops in the world, from National Geographic’s new coffee-table-worthy book, World’s Best Travel Experiences.