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The Traveling Table

Coming Home with Peperoni di Senise

The southern Italian city of Matera is characterized by its distinctive sassi, rocky dwellings carved into the rugged tan slopes that have been occupied by humans for millennia. Part of

Into Africa

IN MY YOUTH I had a thirst for Africa. I started out hitchhiking in Morocco and Algeria, and later traveled overland from the port city of Alexandria in Egypt to

Eating Local in Sicily

Sicilians eat far more fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, seeds and nuts (especially almonds and pistachios) than we do in America. They favor seafood over red meat, and they

Tu Dou Si

Spicy Shredded Potatoes Eliot Gee Following is an adaptation on the versatile tu dou si—spicy shredded potatoes. Much of the pleasure of Chinese peasant cooking is its adaptability. My recipe

Local Flavors in Rural Hunan

THERE’S A DAMP heaviness to the morning air as the sun struggles to pierce the haze over Soviet-era buildings. A wheezing flatbed truck stops periodically along Old Bridge Street, a