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The matrilineal Minangkabau people send their young men into the world to earn their fortunes and feed the world.
The Wolgadeutsche, German-speaking people from Russia’s Volga River region, live on in pockets of the U.S. where you can still get a decent meat hand pie any day of the week.
From nausea-inducing necessity to horrifying delicacy, the culture of cultures is a gross one.
How an unassuming Canadian suburb became home to a booming South Asian majority.
Dizi, a beloved lamb and bean stew, has gone mainstream and upscale in Tehran. But it will always be the meal of the common people.
Chris Gigley heads south in search of the Yellowhammer State’s quintessential biscuit
Sri Lanka's latest crop of fine-dining restaurants cater to an exploding Chinese influence, but it's not all about beaches and bao.
Crossing Rhode Island in search of the briny chowder that once defined coastal summers.
On the eve of Lisbon’s annual sardine-and-beer bacchanal St. Anthony’s Day, Cara Parks looks at the uncertain future of a celebrated fish.
Pasteurized pulque can reach new audiences, but is it sill pulque?
It doesn't matter how many times you tell the cook to go easy on the peppers, anything you order in Chongqing is going to be hot.
Photographer Alessandro Sala documents the rigors of Parmigiano production - a cheese with many imitators, but no equal
Writer Jonathan White spends one tortuous week eating nothing but Chinese military rations and lives to tell the tale.
The French photographer on his quest to document the food of our ancestors
Egypt’s revolution (and counter-revolution) hasn’t stopped an influx of Chinese, who bring with them a rich and delicious culinary heritage.
Sweet potato crust, fig and snail toppings, strawberry and cream cheese—in an otherwise conservative food culture, Seoul’s pizza makers aren’t afraid to experiment.
Thanks to gourmet chefs and TV cooking shows, Parisian knife grinders are experiencing a revival.
Once guzzled at social ceremonies, this potent libation long ago fell out of favor on Tanzania’s Ukerewe Island. But one aging brewmaster is keeping the tradition alive.
Making Parma ham the right way requires an assembly line of skilled craftsmen. Photographer Alessandro Iovino visits Il Gazzolo Di Alberto Galloni e Figli, a producer in Langhirano located 15-minutes from his hometown of Parma.
In the back room of a butcher shop in Lima, Renzo Garibaldi is doing things with meat that no one has ever seen or thought to do.
After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.
Pakistani attitudes about home cooking are changing as a growing middle class finds a plethora of food delivery options online.
In the Mississippi Delta, farmed catfish swims in a deep pond of politics, history, and big business. Boyce Upholt reports.
Despite its incredible bounty, Chile is better known for hot dogs than haute cuisine. Rodolfo Guzmán, chef at Santiago's Boragó, has a plan to change that.
Glaswegians claim to have invented the iconic British-Desi dish. But so do Newcastlers, Punjabis and Uttarpradeshis. Who is telling the truth?
How a raucous, festive dish created by four Heavenly Kings conquered a country obsessed with eating.
In central Moscow, a famous and slightly foreboding institution is finding new life under restaurateur Alexei Zimin
It’s dark and rich, with that trademark sludge at the bottom of the cup. But in a part of the world where rivalries run deep, everyone has their own name for Turkish coffee.
Chef Magnus Nilsson returns to the remote Faroese island of Stóra Dímun, where modernity and ancient traditions collide.
In Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighbourhood, feeding the secular and religious both.
Pisco Punch, the drink that defined boozy, brothel-studded Gold Rush San Francisco, has been reborn in the city that is gilded once again.
After six years in Beijing, journalist Mitch Moxley made the bittersweet move back to North America. But in New York City, at mealtime at least, it feels like he never left China.
Hong Kongers are finding inventive ways to grow sweet potatoes, mangoes, and other edible goodies in an urban jungle.
From the remnants of his family’s shuttered distillery, one man makes a name for himself in Japan’s soaring whisky industry
Twenty or so of the best chefs in the world descend on the Carolina Lowcountry to think, drink, eat and repeat.
A photographer explores sustainable farming through different communities.
Why does the place with the world’s best café culture have no coffee culture?
During winter storm Hercules, columnist Howard Chua-Eoan was nearly forced to order from Seamless, until photo editor Jon Woods' improbable Batmobile busted him loose.
In the wake of a federal drug bust, a popular Williamsburg restaurant struggles to find its footing
At Takashi in the West Village, columnist Howard Chua-Eoan shares offal with the men and women of the Organ Meat Society.
One of Tokyo's coffee kings calls it quits after 38 years pursuing perfection
Mark Weston on the surprises of being a Brit living on an island in the middle of Africa’s largest lake.
Howard Chua-Eoan goes to Alphabet City to drink Sprezzatura Royales and reminisce about TIME’s Person of the Year.
On the hunt for an unexpected Southern staple in one of the poorest counties in the US
Bourbon and brisket, pork jowl and picklebacks: London is diving deep into barbecue at the moment, and Pitt Cue Co’s Tom Adams is in the middle of it all.
The subcontinent’s vineyards want to turn India into a South Asian Tuscany, but can wine survive in a land of brown liquor?
At the NoMad Hotel Library Bar, Howard Chua-Eoan talks about press freedom and tinpot dictators with colleagues from the Committee to Protect Journalists and Overseas Press Club.
New York City is about to elect an Italian-American mayor with an Afro-Caribbean wife. So we head to Canarsie, Brooklyn, where those two groups once clashed fiercely.
Howard Chua-Eoan talks about Julia Child with her great-nephew Alex Prud’homme
Travelling to the heart of the Holy See for libations and for the more Catholic sense of ‘spirit.’
Photographer Michael Magers dives deep into the deep-fried world of the Texas State Fair
Unearthing Italy's most lavish ingredient with the help of a $40,000 dog, a camo-clad hunter, and one of America's most famous chefs
We’ve traveled the world taking pictures of the most delicious food on the planet. Today, we unleash the library through Roads & Kingdoms' new Instagram feed
Lola Akinmade Åkerström on the deeply Swedish ideal of lagom.
Over lunch at Tertulia, Howard Chua-Eoan talks psalms, redemption and croquetas de pulpo with David van Biema
Nicholas Gill ventures into the dark, purplish heart of the global star-chef bacchanal called Gelinaz!
Matt Goulding on why he loves airline cuisine (and why you should, too)
Imagine Leo Tolstoy and Marie Antoinette collaborating on an autobiographical cookbook edited by Salvador Dali.
Howard Chua-Eoan confronts life, death and duck embryos at a Korean restaurant in Midtown.
SB Tang braves the wrath of one of Penang's most controversial hawkers to eat a Malaysian street-food masterpiece.
Howard Chua-Eoan travels to Copenhagen to the world's most fearless food festival.
To be a member of Le Club des Chefs des Chefs, there is just one qualification: you must be the personal chef to a current head of state.
Howard Chuan-Eoan discusses the dangers of war journalism over steak and vodka
Searching for the ghost of legendary Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo in the cafés of Lima
Abu Hassan serves legendary hummus in a country that worships the dish.
An award-winning chef takes on a new challenge: cooking for a gentleman's club
Why Central Asian cuisine will win the future.
Why McDonald’s has become an unexpected defender of local taste.
Howard Chua-Eoan meets an old friend and a dessert that tells stories of gold, and greed, and tragedy
Eating through Singapore, Bangkok and Saigon, in search of the soul of street food
Howard Chua-Eoan has a run-in with a media mogul and an orca-trainer-turned-whistleblower
On the silty shore of eastern England, oysters once bloomed in their millions. Now hungry diners may be their only hope.
Howard Chua-Eoan moves heaven and hearth to get the right tables for Ferran Adria in New York City
When Yemen's Jews came to Israel in the massive airlift of '49-'50, they brought something vital with them: z'hug chili sauce
In the second column from Howard Chua-Eoan, talking Afghan politics and Belgian beer with Mujib Mashal
Our anonymous correspondent on the intimate ties between Karachiites and the dubious men who supply them with illegal alcohol
Moscow chef Ivan Shishkin on eating, and cooking, Andalucia
Howard Chua-Eoan opens his new Roads & Kingdoms column with a phone call, a murder, and a rush order of sesame-coated fried mochi to go
A Dutch photographer explores ethnicity and identity... by opening kitchen cupboards
Nathan Deuel's troubled encounters with high-bred Scots followed by incredible Fruits de Mer in an Edinburgh district better known for knifecrime than razor clams
The head-and-leg stew knowns as khash is a source of pride, history and patrimony in Azerbaijan
The meaty, brothy Yemeni stew is comfort food in times of peace and war
To understand the chefs behind the newly-crowned best restaurant in the world, start with a meal at their parents' restaurant
His brother may be the most famous chef in the world, but Albert has carved out his own kingdom in Barcelona
Federo Motos is a farmer, a cave dweller and a master of migas, the humble creation of Spanish shepherds
Forget Jay-Z and Beyonce: the real story of Old Havana is that even there, Cubans can't afford to buy food
A Dutch trio of coffee enthusiasts prove that the future of coffee looks an awful lot like its past
Back in Texas, where we started a year ago, with Paul Hargrove, the chef who helped kick it all off.
The unmaking of a goat in Terelj, Mongolia. WARNING! Graphic content
Brett Forrest travels to the farthest reaches of Mongolia to eat goat the Genghis Khan way
How Karachi is like a plate of Leather Jacket, a dish of unexpected charms from the seafood emporium Biryani of the Seas
The burger may have a foothold in Pakistan, but on the streets of Karachi, the beloved bun kebab reigns supreme
On the vinegar-cured biltong, South African specialty from the days of the Trekboers
Luke Dale-Roberts' The Test Kitchen represents the most ambitious face of South African cuisine
Finding the remnants of a long-vanished Celtic mining community in the Cornish Pasties of Hidalgo, Mexico
Tucked in the shadows of the Pentagon, somewhere between Arlington and Falls Church on Columbia Pike, you will find a little piece of Ethiopia
From seared horse steak to contentious chili sauce to a bowl of perfect sardine-laced pasta, the plates that shaped the first year of Roads & Kingdoms
Lattes have long been the purview of Cape Town's richer districts. Wongama Baleni is changing that, one cup at a time
These are tense times in South Africa's wine country, but one farmer is facing the industry's troubled past head-on
Every Saturday in Cape Town's mixed Woodstock district, an astonishingly sumptuous farmers market comes to life
One American's attempt to cook a traditional Thanksgiving feast for a crew of Europeans
After the preacher’s mic switches off and the congregation is exhausted from the exertion of their flagellation, the men and women of Karachi adjourn. It is time to eat haleem.
How did one of the world's best bars end up in a country with so little love for beer?
Horse blood, raw frozen fish, reindeer stir-fry: It's what's for dinner in the coldest place on earth
A belt-busting encyclopedia of Peru's most genre-bending junk food
One man's decade-long pursuit for perfect paella wasn't always the delicious journey he expected
How one very famous restaurant is changing the cuisine, image, and even economy of an entire country
An inside look at the creative sessions that fuel the Copenhagen superstar
What 5 hours, 26 courses, and $902.47 worth of food and booze looks like
How the most-hyped restaurant in the world manages to exceed expectations
On the hunt for Korean blood sausage in the unlikeliest of places: northern Virginia
Writer Talia Ralph was forced to leave her US life and return to Canada. Here's what she'll miss most.
Correspondent Nathan Deuel walks his Beirut neighborhood during Friday prayers in search of true believers and True Burger Lovers®
Writer Carolina Miranda offers up the three best example of Chile's epic hot dogs
Writer Nemonie Craven is a tourist in the land of drinking, debt and desire that is her hometown
King Taco: even late at night, even underneath a freeway, it's royal food.
El Abajeño, Guadalajaran perfection in the lowlands of Los Angeles
The grim determination of Apple Pan, in the heart of ever-evolving Los Angeles, to keep making the same perfect hamburger.
Photos from Cambodia's Crab Coast and the waterfront village of Kep
For Nathan Thornburgh, there's only one antidote to LA's smog, traffic and strip-mall disappointments: a technicolor taco from a Southern California institution.
Redder than a fire truck, sweeter than a mother's love, the Pachino tomato holds the secret to Sicilian cuisine
In a city of rules and strictures, an unexpected trend has taken flight: unlicensed private kitchens. Our correspondent visits one of the best.
Few cultures know how to gild the lily quite like the Sicilians. Three island-wide examples of delicious excess
Two Americans, a dozen Sicilians and a four-hour al fresco dinner in the coastal village of Ribera
Roads & Kingdoms goes to Sicily in search of the early roots of American food and culture. Now you can participate.
Anchovies, eels, urchins, swordfish and early-morning smokers slinging their wares in Piazza Carlo Alberto
Cheesy, savory and red as a firetruck, one of Sicily's most iconic pastas bears a striking resemblance to a staple back home
Poet Grant Cogswell's ode to pulque, Mexico's viscous drink of the gods
Many countries claim fish sauce, but Naomi Duguid has a compelling theory about the origins of Southeast Asia's most important ingredient
Loud, complex and big enough to feed a village, the Mission burrito is American to its core.
Daniel Howden meets the world's most optimistic restauranteur, open for business on Jazeera Beach in Somalia
The father runs a well-known bistro with famous ceviche. The son cooks in a ramshackle market and makes an even better dish: causa limeña. New video.
With the Vietnam War escalating, Naomi Duguid falls deeply in love with fish sauce, in France of all places. The origins of a lifelong obsession
The first time I drank a gin tonic, a real gin tonic, it was three in the morning in an old converted castle in the tiny town of La Alberca, outside Salamanca...
In Peru, R&K tracked down the rising star behind Lima London. Video report from Virgilio Martinez's Central Restaurant
It’s a pizza with an Italian body and an American soul—and a taste that will haunt you for weeks
Eating the world's best oyster on the boat of an oysterman who doesn't eat oysters
Adjika, the chili paste shared by mortal enemies Abkhazia and Georgia, may be the world's most controversial sauce. Oliver Bullough logs Part II in the Clash of the Condiments
The dinner table may be dead in the States, but a hot grill attracts family and friends like a tractor beam
Farmer Søren Wiulff is part of the reason why Noma remains the world's best restaurant. R&K visited his world of wild vegetables in the Lammafjørd, Denmark
AOC is cooking some of the most exciting food in the world's hottest eating city. R&K gives you the blow-by-blow
With the help of one of our heroes, Naomi Duguid, we discover how to make the food one of the best parts of any trip to Burma.
Denmark's open-face sandwich is an evolutionary key, something between entrée and sandwich, a fish that walks on flippers.
Denmark may be better known for pickled fish than for emulsified meatstuffs, but it warms the heart to see the love of a good tubesteak is alive and well in Copenhagen.
The tortilla has no better friend than the spit-carved, chile-rubbed pork of the al pastor taco, perhaps Mexico’s most heroic hand-held food. We offer an ode, plus a recipe, for your next Mexican feast.
Acclaimed author Oliver Bullough talks with street vendors and presidents about adjika, the national condiment of Abkhazia.
The blueprint for outdoor bliss, no matter where you decide to spread your blanket
In the wake of last night's Best Restaurants in the World announcement, we offer a taste from the "second best restaurant in the world"
For the third year running, Noma has been crowned the best restaurant in the world. Roads and Kingdoms has a dinner date with the champ next week.
Mountains of grilled onions, sauce stained to your cheeks, cava in your belly: It must be springtime in Spain.
Uncovering the secret sauce at Le Relais de Venise, a Parisian Steak Frites powerhouse
We are all People of the Book. We eat chicken liver.
All birds are not created equal, a lesson best learned from the rotisserie masters of Peru
It may be a traditional source of protein in the Andes, but that doesn't make it go down any easier.
R&K hunts down the master recipe for Peru's potion of choice
The king of Peruvian street food has made its way indoors
A plate of the world's best vodka chaser, from Salekhard on the Arctic Circle
Soak up the heart-stopping details behind Peru's most indecent dish.
Matt heads to the high Andes bread capital, but gets swept up in a mind-bending troutfest
In Iquitos, outpost of Amazon, human desperation trumped by the sweetness of fruit
After all that blood and salt and fallen acorn, finally a taste.
Peru's national cocktail is a strong candidate for world's finest alcoholic beverage.
Don't ask for BBQ sauce at Smitty's or for a fork: anything that would stand in the way of the intimacy between mouth, fingers, and beef is, as my people used to say, verboten
Vietnam runs on ca phe sua da, rocket fuel for the body and soul.
Roads & Kingdoms full site is launched, with a side of duck sausage Bánh Mì. Today's foodporn.
Chef Paul Hargrove. Remember that name: the man is handsome, genial and ridiculously fluent with food.
This is the tough part, but if you want to make ham, you have to spill some blood.
When the acorns stop falling, pigs start dying. And thus begins our tale.
Most men think they were born to grill, but Victor Arguinonziz has smoke and fire in his DNA.
Al fresco in Rangoon with the acclaimed cookbook author
If you were reared on Double-Doubles, every other burger is fighting for second place.
These potatoes barely register on the Scoville scale, but damn are they delicious.
Shrimp paste, purple kryptonite for white people, is the soul of Burmese cuisine.
Pork, lemongrass, chilies, cilantro: What more could you want?
These beauties come from one of the main thoroughfares in Bruges, where tourists make easy prey for any Belgian with a waffle iron.
Dripping with ocean water, gilded with garlic and ginger, these crustaceans make the famous chili crabs of Singapore seem clumsy by comparison.
The concentrated broth is good enough to flood your dome with a rush of umami-triggered endorphins.
Hangovers tremble in fear at the sight of breakfast udon.
The French have their fingerprints all over many of Vietnam’s greatest culinary contributions, including this bowl.
What started out as a lifeline has turned into a routine: squid, eggs, bread, cava.
When an Italian pizza master told me Japan is making the best pies in the world, I had no choice but to investigate.
Kaiseki cuisine at its finest, elegant and sophisticated enough to eat in a kimono on a tatami mat, but just willd enough to leave your head spinning.
Eating dumplings with a People's Liberation Army paratrooper in Nanjing.
Imeretians form it in a circle, Ossetians add potatoes, the Svaneti add greens. But Adjarian Khachapuri is as it should be: a song of salt, of milk, of yeast, of yolk.
I died as a mineral and became a plant / I died as plant and rose to animal / I died as animal and I was Man / Why should I fear? When was I…
This isn't just America's most decadent piece of poultry, it's also a glimpse into the future of the South.
Ivan Shishkin—journalist, photographer, chef and raconteur—makes a delicious a multiple course feast in Moscow.
On the outskirts of Capetown, the Xhosa like their delicacies toothy.
The day I ordered these chilaquiles was my second in Juarez.
This: a plate of perfectly grilled fresh calamari with chili oil for dipping. Thank you, Istanbul.
I felt like the old tribes had left the photographer and I these gifts. Ground beef and lamb, wrapped softly in dough, paired with a half-dozen beers to help us all to eat, smoke, drink…
Photographer David Degner finds three beauties in Cairo's vegetable stands.