Whether you eat to live or live to eat, there’s no doubt that when you travel, you’re doing both to the fullest. Food is central to the travel experience. That’s the basis of this issue, which takes you to the best places to try regional dishes on five continents, looks at the latest twist in Lyon’s famed dining scene, and explores Ecuador’s cacao trail, among other enticements. The world’s waiting – who’s hungry?
Location, Location, LocationFrom paella in Valencia to pizza in New York, Chicago, and Naples, we’ve rounded up the restaurants for authentic regional specialties around the world.
Parlez-Vous Frapanese?Japanese cooks and flavors are reinvigorating Lyon’s classic cuisine.
Sweet SpotEcuador serves up a delicious cacao-to-confection journey.
Reader ReportA family reunion to write home about.
Culture StopGermany’s Christmas markets measure their distinct culinary cultures not with sugar plums, but sausages.
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