2 Days in Philadelphia: What to Do and Where to Eat

On the day I arrived to Philadelphia, the city was hit by a heat wave in the morning, by a horrible thunderstorm in the evening, and – a cherry on top of the cake – it was the first day of Democratic National Convention 2016. How is my timing? Despite the crowds overflowing the streets,…

The Foodie Miles Best Meals of 2016 (And Where to Try Them)

Everybody is making 2016 round-ups of their travels, significant achievements, best of this and worst of that. What am I unique and original or something? I need a round-up too. My achievements this year are mostly edible and highly perishable due to the start of a food and travel blog.   Since the beginning of…

I Am a Realist, I Believe in Miracles

I don’t usually cry while writing a new blog post. Especially not in a crowded coffee shop. Memories, though, have a tendency to trigger emotions beyond your control. I didn’t plan it, I have no idea why I thought of that lonely December evening in Brazil today, but I did and now I have no…

Little Pouches of Happiness Called Tamales

“Little pouches of happiness” seems like an incredibly vague description of tamales that doesn’t give you much information about the looks or the taste of it, but, boy, does it sound promising!  I wouldn’t even ask for more information were it not for one embarrassing story I’d heard from a local comedian. Having moved to…

3 Christmas Cookie Recipes From Switzerland, Germany and Austria

Dough is tricky, mischievous, and loves attention. It requires all your time, effort and love. I would even go as far as to call it needy and slightly revengeful, but I love it anyways. If I could give you only one advice for successful baking, it would be to spare some time to enjoy the…

10 Pictures and 10 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Visit Savannah

Every picture and every mention of Savannah prior to the trip made my expectations raise higher and higher until it seemed impossible for any real city to reach them. It sounded so good, it looked even better, and everybody who talked about it, talked about Savannah with nostalgia imprinted in their eyes like if they…

Being a Foreigner on Thanksgiving Day

Let me tell you what I knew about American Thanksgiving Day before coming to USA: Turkey is a must on the table. Not only is it big enough to feed a whole family, but also to fit onto someone’s head to scare friends. If you are of Italian heritage, you might consume a whole turkey…

Thoughts on 1 Year of Food and Travel Blogging

Today the most incredible thing happened: I received an email from the past, quite literally. One year ago I have started this blog, but the road to the decision was a long one and full of obstacles. Obstacles that I created for myself in my own mind, to be precise. On hesitations… The truth is…

3 Cottage Cheese Recipes for Russian Breakfast

If you have been reading me for a while you know about my eternal love of cottage cheese. In a post a couple of weeks back I have written a whole guide to making Russian-style cottage cheese at home in 3 different ways. Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite…

How to Eat Like a Sri Lankan

It was in a tiny roadside café in Sri Lanka that I first saw people eating with their hands. Growing up I have watched quite a few Bollywood movies with Mithun Chakraborty breaking into a dance in the middle of nowhere and fighting a dozen bad guys at a time. But none of the above…