About Me:


I make a living as a journalist, and am so lucky to travel the globe telling other people’s stories, in some of the most interesting (and, let’s face it… some of the most depressing) places on the planet.

I love how food has the capacity to bring everyone together; in every culture around the world, the meal is the event, the shared pleasure that brings comfort and camaraderie even in the worst of times. On the road, it’s where I find my zen. This blog is to highlight some of the hidden gems around the world; so if you find yourself in a foreign place, I might be able to point you in the right direction, whether it’s a restaurant, a dish or just the kind of cooking that happens in the corners of the planet that tend to go unexplored.

Comments, suggestions, and criticism are always welcome — and if you have a place to add, contributors are welcome too!

-erin lyall