TravelEater, aka Johanna Read, is a Canadian who loves travelling and loves eating, but hates eating tourist food. She collects -- and shares -- advice about eating around the world (and about what to do between snacks). Johanna is World Travel Buzz's new International Eating Expert and will be writing a monthly column.
After the gastronomic excesses of the holiday season, I find myself thinking of simpler pleasures. While the gingerbread, mashed potatoes, roasts, and the best-gravy-ever (my mum’s) were delicious, the thought of any of them entering my mouth, let alone settling on my hips, is unwanted. But I’m no dieter, and I have no interest in(…)
Feeling panicked about your Christmas shopping? Well, I don’t have a miracle for you. But I can prevent the same stress from happening again next year. Travelling is a great way to explore culture, architecture, art, history and all those esoteric things. But it’s also a great way to shop for presents. International shopping for(…)
“Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?” sings Ella Fitzgerald. Well, the answer to that is easy. With the summer heat gone, New York is ideal for strolling and for eating. And both can feature dessert. I spent 10 days in September 2012 sampling as much as I could. One of the(…)
Smiley. A lovely word. A not so lovely dish. I’m in southern Africa. This is more of a seeing animals trip than an eating animals trip, but how can I resist the opportunity to eat something I’ve never had before? Many people have told me to keep an eye out for smiley. “Cool – I’m(…)