Don’t skip on Thailand’s “Son-in-Law Eggs” or Italy’s “Assassin Spaghetti.”
From “priest strangler pasta” to “camel spit,” some foods have names that are violent, irreverent, inspired by body parts or animals, or just plain peculiar. Unsurprisingly, the origin stories of these funky food names are just as colorful. Read on for our list of the world’s most weirdly-named foods.
Meet the chefs who are honoring Indigenous and Native American culture in creative and delicious ways.
From cafés nestled inside universities and museums, such as the Smithsonian, to stand-alone concepts and restaurants—a growing number of Native American and Indigenous chefs are bringing ancient ingredients to modern cuisine. This innovation is supported by non-profit organizations like Wild Bearies and I-Collective, which help establish mentorship programs for chefs and encourage the use of traditional ingredients in Native American and Indigenous communities. “I like to think of food as a vessel that can transport you in time and space,” explains Elena Terry, who is the Executive Chef and Founder of Wild Bearies. From casual to fine dining, here are ten restaurants where Native American and Indigenous chefs are creating menus that pay homage to their ancestral roots.
A visit to Hawaii shouldn't be an episode of 'The White Lotus.'
Every destination has its own unwritten rules and way of doing things, and Hawaii (also known as The Aloha State) is no different, even if it is part of the United States. Some of this disconnect is down to the much overused (and often misconstrued) term of Aloha. More than just a word used to express everything from love, affection, peace, and sympathy, it’s a way of life and an honor code that focuses on kindness and respect, and one that’s extended reciprocally. As Hawaii re-opens to the world, coupled with recent Hot Vaxxed Summer antics—harassing endangered species for Instagram selfies, trespassing on state land and having to be airlifted to safety, general disregard for mask mandates—it’s not a bad idea to know what locals and residents consider pono (righteous) behavior, which also double-up as some sure-fire ways to earn their respect and Aloha.
Some of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions are in unexpected states like Michigan and Wisconsin.
In the American wine-making world, it’s no secret that California gets all the glory and attention. Yet, unbeknownst to many, there is a plethora of other up-and-coming wine regions where travelers can tour, taste, and traverse vineyards with fewer crowds at a lower cost. Whether it’s Colorado proving it’s not just for craft beer or Tennessee showing it’s home to more than whiskey, these 14 states— including Utah, Georgia, New Jersey, and Texas—are hidden gem wine spots to have on your radar.
Hint: It is a multilingual, flamingo-flecked, diver’s paradise with no traffic jams (or traffic lights).
The word “undiscovered” is somewhat overused in travel, but Bonaire truly is, particularly outside diving circles. This Dutch Caribbean nation battles the overall perception that there is little diversion on offer beyond underwater frills. Bonaire often sits in the shadow of its more popular island neighbors, Aruba and Curaçao, so much so that even airport immigration agents haven’t heard of it. While visiting the island nation earlier this year, I curiously met countless people who fell in love with Bonaire and ended up relocating to the country, living up to the tourism slogan: Once a visitor, always a friend. I even found myself plotting my return before I left and was compelled to investigate this magnetic pull that many of us felt on the island. In asking people why they were inspired to move to Bonaire, I found 10 reasons they fell in love with the island (and why you might too).