Tag Archives: Food

Dining à la Garibaldi

Before 1990, if you had asked me who Giuseppe Garibaldi was, I probably would have guessed that he had something to do with Garibaldi’s Pizza, the best local pizza joint in Memphis, TN.  It was not until the sixth grade … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Missed About North America

Whenever people find out that I’m living in Europe for two years, the first question (after a perplexed ‘Why?’) is whether I feel homesick.  For Slovenes especially, the idea of being away from home for an extended period of time … Continue reading

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How To Speak Albanian

There was something lacking in the title ‘Birrë: Albanian For “Beer”’, possibly because the two words sound too much alike.  The best, and until recently only Kosovan beer is called ‘Peja’, named after a city in Kosovo, and I suppose … Continue reading

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A Taste of Macedonia: 48 Hours in Skopje

In actual fact, I had less than 48 hours in Skopje.  I think it was closer to 42, which in and of itself is a great number, but it is far too little time to spend in most any city, … Continue reading

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Niš: A Place at the Table

I sat on the couch and stared down at my feet.  At least they should have been my feet, but it was hard to tell.  Despite all of my inclinations to the contrary and against what little fashion sense I … Continue reading

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Igen, Yes, Da

Think about the last time you ordered too much food.  When was the precise moment that you realized that you had overdone it?  Was it sometime between ordering and when the meal came, as you sat contemplating how delicious it … Continue reading

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If You’re Going To Romania, Kindly Bring Your Passport

In case you thought that traveling in Europe was yesterday’s news, I’m here to tell you that there’s lots of adventure yet to be had.  Just because Mark, Frank and Guilder have all gone off to meet that great currency … Continue reading

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