Three Stones: Exceptional Mayan Food in Brattleboro, Vermont

Three Stones restaurant occupies a tiny, unassuming space, barely noticeable as you wend your way into downtown Brattleboro, Vermont from I-91. But do not just drive by. Turn around, go in, and eat. Their food is exceptional. Better yet, make a reservation–there aren’t a lot of tables and it’s only open Wednesday through Saturday, 5 … More Three Stones: Exceptional Mayan Food in Brattleboro, Vermont

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Grapes: Three Variations (One Without Bacon)

Brussels sprouts and bacon are a perfect match, a marriage of bitter, sweet, salty, and smoky, of crisp and soft, chewy and tender. They can be roasted together or cooked separately and combined before serving. When roasted together, the Brussels sprouts cook in the bacon fat and, well, while not the healthiest choice, they sure … More Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Grapes: Three Variations (One Without Bacon)

Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 3, Camden

Our trip to Maine included a few days in Camden, a picturesque town on Penobscot Bay. Long a summer playground for wealthy vacationers, the town’s notable cultural attractions include the Camden Opera House and the Camden International Film Festival. You can stroll along the couple of blocks of Main Street, tucking in and out of … More Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 3, Camden

Lovely Latkes

Latkes are a cornerstone of Hanukkah for Ashkenazi Jews. People usually have strong opinions about their latkes, and variations abound. The more traditional recipes include shredded russet potatoes and onions, some egg and a little flour to bind them together, and some salt and pepper for flavor. Form into a loose patty, fry, and, voila, … More Lovely Latkes

Globavore Interview

I recently had the pleasure of answering 20 questions about food and travel for the Globavore Interviews, a project by the amazing travel writer Johanna Read (www.traveleater.net). Her goal with the project is “to get people talking and thinking about food and inspire them to travel and eat.” Here are a few of the questions … More Globavore Interview

Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 2, Bar Harbor

A few days visiting Acadia National Park was a primary purpose of our trip to Maine, so we found ourselves in Bar Harbor, which is nestled at the northeast corner of the seaside park. It’s an exceedingly picturesque town that swells with tourists, especially in the summer. There are gift shops and bed and breakfasts, … More Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 2, Bar Harbor