From the southern United States to Iraq, Lebanon, Denmark, New York City, and more, these books — recommended by Austin-based writer Addie Broyles — create a strong sense of place through local food and community.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a walk in Bucharest, the history of the potato chip, Pride and Prejudice Day, old-timey vocab, visiting Mongolia, and more.
The phrase meat-and-potatoes is basically code for comfort food. Add a touch of sunshine (a.k.a., lemon) and Greek herbs to the mix, and you've got an instant trip to the Greek islands embarking from your kitchen.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the most checked-out books of 2021, moon trees, NatGeo travel photos, Olympic ice skating fashion, curiosity hacks, and more.
A ski trip in the Austrian Alps is the stuff of dreams: dazzling white snow and mountain vistas as far as the eye can see. But when Miss Bridget Manners plans a ski holiday, it's danger and intrigue on the slopes.
A white-washed patio warmed by the sun, a chilled bottle of retsina, a block of feta with olives and bread fresh from the oven, all enveloped in a light sea breeze. These brilliant Instagrammers will take you there.
Dancing, cocktails, fancy dress, and tongue-wagging gossip — what's more fun than a country ball? The correct answer: a country ball as described by Jane Austen. Happy new year! May 2022 bring you all good things.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've gone all-in on Christmas goodies: amazing holiday hairstyles, retro recipes, Dickens' legendary manuscript, snowscapes, and more.
There's almost too much to love about Greece. Fascinating history that changed Western civilization? Yes. Enchanting beaches and crystal blue water? Check. Amazing food, music, and art, to feed your soul? Definitely.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a bunch of adorable penguins, the true story of 'The Lottery,' Q&A with 7 literary translators, famous architecture, and more.
Nothing says 'holiday revelry' like the tangy flavor of cranberries and a little bit of murder under the Christmas tree. Snuggle up with this charming homage to golden-age crime novels and berry delicious recipe.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the int'l phonetic alphabet, Christmas movie locations you can visit, Rochester's Garbage Plate, Dali holiday cards, and more.
The theme of brotherhood looms large in Russian literature. This murder-mystery mashed-up with a coming-of-age has vividly rendered settings in Russia and Louisiana — a gripping thriller with a bedrock of emotion.
You don't have to be tucked inside a fairy tale house in a dark forest to enjoy this hearty, garlicky mushroom soup — but it's fun to pretend. Let the snow fall. Let the ghosts romp. Just sip your soup and enjoy.
In this free verse poem from 1914, Robert Frost takes us into the birch forests of New England — to marvel at the way the branches bend but don't break, to appreciate climbing and swinging free above the Earth.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a Q&A with Louise Erdrich, whimsical surrealist illustrations, the Wordle game, Jane Austen lectures from Cambridge, and more.
Our heroine Tuva could break up her workday as a reporter by celebrating fika, the Swedish coffee break built around pastries and good friends. Instead, she goes tromping in the woods after a serial killer. Oh, Tuva!'
Yes, you could forage for nuts and berries in the woods. Or, instead, you might whip up a batch of this homemade granola and take that on your next hike. It's sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, and eminently shareable.
In this short but powerful poem from 1910, Rudyard Kipling takes us on a walk through a forest populated with badgers and otters and doves. There is misty solitude and cool night air. Go, take a walk in the woods.
Oh! A walk in the woods! There are berries to eat and trees to climb. You could catch a glimpse of a fuzzy rabbit or a majestic stag. You might also run afoul of a witch, be chased by a bear, or get lost forever.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an anti-ableist glossary, Maurice Sendak's identity, holiday Hershey candy, the Library of Congress Cooking Club, and more.