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Anzac biscuits. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

People say travel broadens the mind. In my experience it also expands the palate and occasionally the waistline. Such was the case when visiting Australia and New Zealand and consuming a plethora of sweet, hearty Anzac biscuits. A favorite of Australians and New Zealanders, Anzac biscuits are about as prevalent and

The tour buses have disappeared from the Langhe’s narrow, twisting roads, replaced by trucks bringing home the last loads of purple Nebbiolo grapes. Our Panda, Italy’s ubiquitous Fiat putt-putt rental car, strains up the hills to finally drop us down in the tiny medieval village of Barolo. Surrounded by steep

Coffee and 100% acorn brownies. Credit: Copyright 2016 Wendy Petty

As a wild foods enthusiast, it gives me particular pleasure to make a recipe with 100% acorn and to have it come out with excellent flavor and texture. For me, pulling off these chewy brownies made entirely of acorn flour feels like grasping the highest rung. Working with acorn flour can

Adam’s Morning Bagel With Labneh, Buljol & Scotch Bonnet Pepper. Credit: Copyright 2016 JP Vellotti

It's 5 p.m. on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Dusk is near, and tourists at the famed Maracas Beach are packing it in for the day. A few miles away, in the community of Maraval, Antoinette George meets friends for mezes of tabbouleh, hummus, olives and shankleesh at Adam's Bagels,

Pumpkins aren't just for pie this time of year. The gourds also work well in a hearty pasta dish. Credit: Copyright 2016 Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Halloween season has begun, but I confess that for me the scariest aspect of the holiday is the pervasiveness of pumpkin spice. Not just in lattes (what a terrible thing to do to coffee), but we now have pumpkin spice Cheerios and even pumpkin "french" fries (which I’m told McDonald’s is

The interior of Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia decorated for Halloween. Credit: Copyright 2016 courtesy of Shane Confectionery

Salem, Massachusetts, is called "The Witch City" for its macabre role in the 1692 persecution of more than 200 men and women accused of witchcraft, 20 of whom were executed. Today, the specter of witchery continues to hover around the town in its street signs, museums and shops. The fire and

Cilantro and Jalapeño Hummus. Credit: Copyright 2016 Rinku Bhattacharya

My first taste of hummus came years ago, at a potluck dinner I was organizing. Even before tasting the dip I was drawn to its elegant appearance, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with paprika. From that first experience I could never have known hummus would become my claim to fame

Skeletons in a Halloween-themed parade. Credit: Copyright 2015 Kathy Hunt

It's once again time to greet the coming of winter with rounds of sugary treats, pranks, parades and parties. Yes, Halloween has arrived. [aside] Our sugar-sweet revelry hasn't always been the standard, though. Centuries ago the ancient Celts marked the end of the harvest season and start of winter not with tricks