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Scott Norvell

Blog Entries by Scott Norvell

An Unlikely Foodie Haven In The Caucasus

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 8:13 AM

It's mid-March in Baku, the waning days of a bleary Caspian winter, and every time we sit down to eat, the most incongruous array of fresh produce is splayed out before us. Lush platters covered with fresh scallions, bouquets of cilantro, purple basil, dill and other greens, vine-ripe tomatoes the...

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9 Rules Westerners Should Remember When Visiting Japan

(3) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 2:19 PM

In many ways -- to Western eyes anyway -- Japan is as baffling as Bill Murray's facial expressions made it seem in Sofia Coppola's brilliant 2003 Oscar-winner "Lost in Translation." The sea of black suits streaming down Tokyo's sidewalks. The young female barkers dressed like schoolgirls outside Akihabara's maid cafes....

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