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Reading a Book by Its Cover: Portland, Maine Edition

(4) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 3:37 PM

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Ever wonder how travel writers manage to come away from a weekend-long reporting trip so full of superlatives and judgments about a city, region, or even a whole country? So do I. What follows is one traveler's unvarnished surface observations, conditional recommendations, and otherwise...

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On Rocky IV, Modernist Cuisine, and Keeping the (Kitchen) Romance Alive

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 2:26 PM

My very non-American boyfriend, when he sees me fiddling with my heart rate monitor before a run or scoping out the nutrition facts on a box of cereal, has a habit of taunting, "Fun isn't fun unless you measure it!"

He's needling me about what he sees as a distinctly...

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A Case for the (Completely Unfashionable) Full English Breakfast

(643) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 3:20 PM

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Rollerbladers and sectional couches aside, there are few things as unfashionable in modern Manhattan as hearty breakfasts.

On weekdays, convenience is king: New Yorkers favor smoothies, breakfast bars, anything that you can ingest while simultaneously tying a necktie, writing an email, and...

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Move Over, Turducken: Chicken Ballotine's Back in Town

(20) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 6:38 PM

Do you ever stop and wonder why certain dishes have earned their cushy status as American icons, while other perfectly lovely ones languish in obscurity?

Chicken noodle soup: perhaps the ultimate American comfort food.

Chicken Parmesan: an Italian-American classic.

Chicken and dumplings: the definition of soul food.

Chicken ballotine:...

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Plea From a Foodie Ski Bum: Better Restaurants in Vail!

(8) Comments | Posted March 5, 2011 | 1:20 PM

Nobody goes to Vail, Colorado to eat. Of this I am certain. People go to Vail to whiz down the side of a mountain on a pair of fiberglass sticks. But eat they must, and dining is where the world-renowned ski resort starts to fall short.

I can't say that...

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