Author: Susan McKee

Owyhee Idaho Spud

Owyhee Idaho Spud
Regional food specialties aren’t found only in restaurants. Driving through Colorado last year, I stopped along I-70 to pick up some refreshment, and saw a candy bar I’d never noticed before: the Owyhee Idaho Spud. In the interests of research (of course!), I bought a couple to review. It...
June 12th, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More

Where to Eat in Montréal

Where to Eat in Montréal
Headed to Montréal this weekend for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix? You won’t run out of great places to eat! On a trip to Québec last month, I found that the foodie scene there is thriving. Here are brief reviews of three restaurants to try, and other places to enjoy quebecois cuisine! Lunch...
June 10th, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More

National Cherry Festival

National Cherry Festival
Some may look forward to fireworks on the Fourth of July. I look forward to the start of the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan (map)! This year’s event — July 3-10, 2010 — marks its 84th edition with all sorts of special events, including Cherries D’Vine, wine...
June 8th, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More

Where to Eat in Kraków

Where to Eat in Kraków
Dragon? Check! Castle on a hill? Medieval walls? Check and check! Pierogis? Well, of course there are pierogis — stuffed dumplings — in Kraków (map), , but there’s even more than all this in Poland’s third largest city  . Add approximately 100,000 college students to a city of ¾ million...
June 5th, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More

Georgia Peach Festival

Ah! Summer! Time for tasty food festivals — such as the Georgia Peach Festival (it is the state fruit, after all: the legislature decided that back in 1995). All this peachy deliciousness will be celebrated June 11-19, 2010, in Fort Valley (map) and Byron (map), Georgia. Oh, there’s all the...
June 4th, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More

Scottish Bannock in the Yukon

Scottish Bannock in the Yukon
On my travels, I’m always on the lookout for regional specialties. Last summer, I was wandering past the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre in Dawson City (map) when the delicious aroma of bannock caught my attention. Bannock? What’s a traditional Scottish quick bread doing up in the Yukon Territory...
June 3rd, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More

Shellfish at Scilly Cay

Shellfish at Scilly Cay
You can’t always get what you want, even in paradise. There I was, lounging on a beach chair in the warm Caribbean sun at Scilly Cay, on the island of Anguilla (map), anticipating my barbecue-grilled lobster, when the bad news arrived. Four restaurant patrons, including me, had ordered Caribbean...
June 1st, 2010 | Culinary Travel | Read More