On newstands now, the Spring 2013 issue of Taste & Travel, the Ottawa-based magazine designed for culinary tourists — loosely defined as those who travel mouth first, as it were, getting to know a new place through its cuisine.
In this, the 9th issue, you’ll sink your teeth into Cambodian cuisine, Thai street food, the pastries of Tunisia. You’ll taste the food, wine and history along the scenic byways of Central Virginia, the White Mountains of Arizona, and you’ll wander the day markets of Laos. There are recipes for authentic Irish Soda Bread, Croatian pepper soup and chef Michael Smith’s bacon beer mussels, steamed on board his buddy’s boat. There’s a marvellous story on PEI shellfish, written by Canadian culinary activist Anita Stewart, and I contribute a piece on Stratford, one of Ontario’s greatest treasures… particularly for hungry theatre goers. I’ve attached the story here.