Kitchenwise |For a spring brunch: baked eggs in phyllo nests

With spring — and Easter — upon us, I offer a dish guaranteed to spruce up a seasonal brunch. It may look complicated, but it really

Travelog | In Bhutan, gross national happiness more important than GDP

Prayer flags whip in the wind, flying across steep valleys and roads. Buddhist temples, stupa shrines and majestic fortresses called zhongs dot the landscape. Giant water-powered prayer

Travelog | ‘Atlas of Beer’ surveys beer culture around the world

Think of beer and you may think of Irish pubs or Germany’s Oktoberfest. But a National Geographic book called the “Atlas of Beer” surveys beer across six

KitchenWise | Steamed mussels are a perfect choice for a weeknight meal

Mussels are the perfect choice for a weeknight meal. They’re a terrific source of low-fat protein, they’re inexpensive, they cook up quickly, and as they cook,

Travelog | Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s top samba schools danced and sang hard this week as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed

Travelog | A look at new ships and trends in cruising for 2018

What’s new in cruising for 2018? As usual, there’s lots of razzle-dazzle — laser tag, water slides, zip lines and massive LED screens — along with

Travelog | Real places in Oscar-nominated films from Dunkirk to Toronto

From the beaches of France where “Dunkirk” took place to a historic Toronto theater where “Shape of Water” was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations

Kitchenwise | Decadent Snacks for the TV sports fans

I’m not really sure why, but when sports fans assemble in front of their TVs to watch the Super Bowl, major sustenance seems to be required.

TRAVELOG | Ethiopia Ancient churches, mysterious towers and Lucy

Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are simple to make

Let’s say you’ve resolved to eat healthier in the New Year, but find yourself tripped up over and over again by your unconquerable yen for food that’s

KitchenWise | Korean Grain Bowl is built on healthy, filling ingredients

Every New Year, lots of us resolve to lose weight. And every year, lots of us fail. The problem? We go from eating too much food, much

KitchenWise | Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a holiday treat

If, like me, you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you’re going to love these cookies. Your friends and family will, too. But you’ll

Food & Beverage | Caffé B: A Taste of Southern Italy

A  cozy and stylish Italian restaurant that hugs the Nam Van lakeside is back with a new face. Fronted by restaurant manager Cristiano Cannata, who exudes a

Travelog | On Penang island, it’s all about art, eats and old streets

Penang is the rare tropical island where hitting the town beats lazing on the beach. Fortune-seekers from China, Europe and India have been drawn to

KitchenWise | Apricot Almond Coffee Cake is a special treat for holidays

If you’re expecting overnight guests during the holiday season, you might want to stock up on the ingredients for this recipe. Doing so will allow you

KitchenWise | Basmati rice makes Greek Style Rice Pilaf special

With the exception of ooey-gooey potato concoctions, side dishes rarely get any respect. Most of us devote our love and attention to the protein in the

Travelog | Oscar is a cat of the world but he didn’t like flying

Oscar is a cat of the world. He has his own Instagram account, @Oskibabi , along with high-tech toys like a remote-controlled centipede. But there’s

Travelog | With several islands in recovery mode, some vacation advice

Some travelers looking ahead to winter and spring getaways may be wondering what their options are when it comes to Caribbean islands, with all the headlines

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