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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 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

At Ward's Pleasant View Farm in Grafton County, New Hampshire. Credit: Copyright 2016 Jessica Anderson.

If the news shocks you that the dozen organic eggs you just bought came from hens living in factory-like conditions, you are not alone. Nationwide, most consumers of organic eggs, dairy and meat believe they are paying for more humanely raised products. In one survey conducted by the Association for the

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

A boy has trouble deciding at the desserts stall. Credit: Copyright 2016 Jo Turner

Just south of the Thai border, on the northeast coast of Malaysia, lies Kota Bharu, a city of sweet, scrumptious Malay fare different from the rest of the country. Kota Bharu is the capital of Kelantan, an intensely religious state ruled by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, and where Friday, the Islamic

Stifado, braised beef with feta cheese and onions. Credit: Copyright 2016 Clifford A. Wright

Greek food is one that is festive, healthy, simple and delicious, and Greek restaurants are always fun to go to. Greek food is easy to cook at home too, as long as you have the basic staples -- none of which are exotic -- such as olive oil, tomatoes, oregano,

Apples ready to be picked. Credit: Copyright 2016 Nancy Harmon Jenkins

My house right now is filled with the fragrance of roses -- not from real blossoms, long gone from the garden, but from apples, piled in bowls on tables and countertops, wherever a hand might reach out for a snack. Macintosh, Cortlands, Macouns, Paula Reds, take your pick -- it's