Eating my way around the world, one country at a time. World traveler, marshmallow enthusiast, writer & former lawyer, originally from Montreal.
@MScott-Photography Hope you enjoy the book!
@Leah Feinman@facebook Great to hear! It's also a really fun way to show your kids a whole set of insights about the local culture, just by watching the chaos and routines at the street level. Really enjoyed explaining to friends' kids where the metal carts were kept at night and what markets the food came from, etc. It's a hands-on learning experience :) Safe trip!
@notfromvenus Glad it's of help! Another option is Happy Cow and they've got a whole section on vegetarian restaurants in S. Korea - http://www.happycow.net/asia/south_korea/
@Diana It's very different depending on the region, but I agree - delicious! If you like Burmese food, pick up Naomi Duguid's new book, Rivers of Flavor - she's done a wonderful job of not only providing terrific recipes but also going into the regional differences and anthropology behind the foods people eat in country. She's been going to Burma since the 1980s & her book just came out this fall --http://www.amazon.com/Burma-Rivers-Flavor-Naomi-Duguid/dp/1579654134
@RK Fire So so good. :)
@lindsey@twitter Thank you! Hipmunk is good fun, and a great team to work with. The best part about that book was reading it on the NY subway on the way to work. So many weird looks.
@Panda+Attack So glad to hear! People ask why I included a whole chapter on allergies/eating restrictions in the book and it's because it really is so daunting, and so much harder to get comfortable on the road. Many safe travels to you!
@RK Fire This evening!! I had it this evening and even better, it was because of the 'Pin - another reader saw this post and then wrote to say "another visitor who loves street food, woohoo!" and then took me with her friends for banh xeo. Yay! So wonderful :) Photo here: http://instagram.com/p/TI60-zOI-e/
@janejanejane I usually bring handy-wipes or a lemon slice (often served at the table) to wipe 'em down instead, though I do carry portable chopsticks as well, but less for gluten-contamination and more for the rare times the street stall's cutlery looks a bit ... worrisome ;) Hong Kong is great but it's got a lot of soy-sauce and of course wheat flour dim sum options are out. However! Here's a great gluten-free guide to the city, and quite recent too - http://sassyhongkong.com/gluten-free-guide-to-hong-kong/
@craygirl Thanks - glad you like it! I started with a point & shoot and only recently (last year) updated to a small Micro 4/3ds camera - so much less of a hassle than carrying a big DSLR! For France, there are plenty of great AM fruit/vegetable markets for fresh cheese & meat products, which are well-worth checking out. Where will you be in France? Happy to recommend some eats if I'm familiar with it.