Discovering the Wines of the Finger Lakes, New York State

Discovering the Wines of the Finger Lakes, New York State

The steep slopes and glacial soil of the Finger Lakes region of New York State create a perfect environment for growing grapes. Today the area has more than 200 wineries: small, local vineyards, many of them owned by the same families for several generations. I took a...
Drinking My Way Around Rochester, New York

Drinking My Way Around Rochester, New York

In keeping with its image as a hip and lively city, Rochester has a booming local drinks industry. It’s mostly craft beers, but you’ll find vineyards and distilleries too. And there are plenty of places to enjoy cocktails, both traditional and locally-crafted. In...
Book Review: The World’s Best Bowl Food by Lonely Planet

Book Review: The World’s Best Bowl Food by Lonely Planet

You can always rely on Lonely Planet’s recipe books to come up with an eclectic mixture of the familiar and the exotic, an individual selection of dishes from every continent. The latest title – The World’s Best Bowl Food – is no exception. It includes 100 recipes,...
The Unexpected Pleasure of Eating Out in Jerusalem

The Unexpected Pleasure of Eating Out in Jerusalem

I didn’t expect to eat particularly well in Israel. I had memories from my last visit of endless amounts of falafel, fish and salad, and not much else. But I was pleased and surprised to find that the food had changed out of all recognition. Eating out in Jerusalem...