Destination Eat Drink brings you delicious dishes and tasty beverages from the world’s great foodie cities. Join us for a culinary adventure as we explore the world one plate at a time.
Mary Novakovich is an acclaimed author and travel writer for publications like Rough Guides, The Independent, The Guardian, and The Telegraph. She talks about her new travel memoir “My Family and Other Enemies: Life and Travels in Croatia’s Hinterland” including the amazing food she tried along the way like Basa cheese, brandy from foraged plums, a condiment called Ajvar, and cooking “under the bell.” [Ep193]
We’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations about The Beatles. Marshall Crenshaw talks about being John in Beatlemania and his love for the Fab 4, a wine merchant in Paris who hangs with Paul’s drummer, and visiting some sites in Liverpool mentioned in Beatles’ songs. [Ep192]
Brent talks with Chicago Mahogany Tours founder and historian Dilla who says “Everything dope about America comes from Chicago.” We talk about the neighborhood where some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century lived within blocks of each other, the tamale ladies of Pilsen, and battling a Chicago Bear for the last lobster roll. Plus, how Taco Bell almost broke up a marriage. [Ep191]
Chicago Mahogany Tours website
Author, podcaster and publisher Rick Kaempfer visits Galway, Ireland with Brent. They talk about their favorite bars in the city, Gaelic football, and Rick’s wife being serenaded by a 70 year old. Plus, Rick shares some limericks about Galway. [Ep 190]
Rick’s podcast with Dave Stern Minutia Men
Rick’s podcast with Dave Stern Minutia Men Celebrity Interview
Rick’s podcast with Adam Howarth Free Kicks
Eckhartz Press websi...
We’re in Nova Scotia, Canada for wild blueberries, sustainable seaweed, and a crazy combination of ice cream flavors with foodie travel guide Kevin Durkee. We also will take the ferry to the farmers market and sweet our cheese plate with an unusual local ingredient. [Ep 189]
Culinary Adventure Co. website
The Maine to Nova Scotia ferry resumed in May!
Alderney Landing Farmers Market website
LF Bakery website
Mickela Mallozzi is a talented TV producer, host, and creator of the PBS series “Bare Feet.” She joins us from The Green Affair restaurant in Lisbon to talk about traveling in Portugal, Ireland, & Spain, and unplugging from her go-go-go TV life. We also talk about Italian food including our favorite ways to make ‘Scrole.” [Ep 188]
Mickela’s TV show Bare Feet website
Out of the Blue in Dingle
It’s all about desserts and sweets as we revisit some of our best conversations about donuts, kolaches, gelato, and a pastry that’s taking Naples by storm! [Ep 187]
Alice Gu on Destination Eat Drink podcast
Alice Gu’s website
The Donut King website
DK’s Donuts website
Toni Mazzaglia on Destination Eat Drink podcast
Toni’s food tour company Taste Florence
Real Prague Guides website
Real Prague Guides YouTube Channel
Viktor Krauss is an accomplished musician with several solo albums as well as being a long time member of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band. He’s also played on records by Dolly Parton, Natalie Merchant, Sarah Jarosz and many, many more. Right now, Viktor is on the road touring with Robert Plant and his sister Alison Krauss.
Viktor tells me about recording and touring with Robert and Alison and what he’s been enjoying while being on the roa...
We’re in Amsterdam with Thijs of Amsterdam Food Tours for Stroopwafels, Pancakes on a boat, Stamppot, and how to swear like a Dutch person (don’t worry, it’s G-rated!). Plus, we talk about how the Dutch handle soft drugs like weed. [Ep 185]
We’re in Amsterdam with Thijs from Amsterdam Food Tours for Brown Bars, a drink called a Head Bump, and when to order a Boch beer and when to order a Wheat Beer. Plus, what Amsterdam is doing to help the quality of life for residents while still embracing tourism. [Ep 184]
Destination Eat Drink Cork Foodie Travel Guide
Just in time for summer we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations about beer. We enjoy a mug of suds in the emerging craft beer scene of Portugal, a boot full of beer in Chicago, and examine the advantages of living next to a brewery. Plus, we’ll hoist a glass in a monastery in Prague! [Ep 183]
Porto foodie tours at Taste Porto
Porto at Destination Eat Drink
Catraio craft beer bar website
Rob Rose’s TV show Raw Travel has been on the air for 9 seasons. We talk with Rob about the country of Georgia and its cuisine like the bread called Nazuki, a candy called Churchkela and how to rent a car when there’s no rental car company. Plus, Rob takes us to the region of Osettia, a place Russia invaded and currently occupies with its military. [Ep 182]
Raw Travel website
Rob on Destination Eat Drink. Episode 152 Du...
We’re in Toronto to try an iconic sandwich, peach praline pie and a dish called “A Damn Mess” with foodie tour guide Kevin Durkee of Culinary Adventure Co. All that and a live segment from the monthly market in Azeitao, Portugal. [Ep 181]
Culinary Adventure Co. website
St. Lawrence Market website
Wanda’s Pie in the Sky restaurant
Abu Hummus restaurant
Brent’s story “Coffee isn’t just coffee in Portugal.”
Monthly market ...
Tracy Nguyen is a foodie tour guide in Hanoi and an expert on the cuisine of Vietnam. She talks with us about eggs in your coffee and a scalding noodle dish that has nothing to do with temperature. Plus, Tracy shares the story of a dish rescued by Anthony Bordain and why the chaos of traffic in Hanoi is more organized than you think. [Ep 180]
Hanoi Street Food Tours website
Pena Palace in Sintra website
Richard Hammond has been writing and reporting on the climate crisis and green travel for years. In 2006, Richard founded the Green Traveller website and newsletter devoted to the issues of sustainable and eco-friendly travel. We talk with Richard’s new book “The Green Traveller – An Inspiring and Practical Guide to Conscious Travel” and why shopping at the local farmers market is both a sustainable choice and memorable experience....
Transplanted cuisine is when a dish or ingredient moves from one place to another, often by immigrants. And, when that dish changes along the way, things get very interesting! We’re talking about Peru ingredients with Chinese cooking techniques, Jewish tacos in Texas, and hot peppers migrating from South America to India courtesy of the Portuguese. Plus, how tea got from China to India. [Ep 178]
We’re back in Bolivia with Shafik Meghji author of Crossed Off The Map: Travels In Bolivia. Shafik tells me about messy donuts doused in syrup, wine making nuns, and a twist on empanadas. And, Shafik talks about all the great street food in Bolivia. Plus, we broach the controversial subject of coca. [Ep 177]
Buenos Aires with Shafik on Destination Eat Drink
Shafik Meghji is an award winning travel writer who has authored tons of guidebooks, including Bolivia. Now, Shafik has written a travel memoir “Crossed Off the Map: Travels in Bolivia.” Shafik dispels some of the myths of Bolivia and shares the reality of the country. He tells me about a massive salt flat and why Bolivia is important to the cell phone you carry. Plus, Shafik tells me about a cocktail called Chufly. [Ep 176]
Frank Hyman’s interest in mushrooms was ignited after a mushroom walk in Maine years ago. Now, he writes about and teaches classes about the fungi, especially how to forage them without getting sick or dying. Frank talks about the law and etiquette of hunting mushrooms on public land and how to be safe when foraging. We also talk about psilocybin mushrooms and I try to rehabilitate the lowly button mushroom. [Ep 175]
We’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations with Filmmakers and their movies about food. Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck, directors of “The Truffle Hunters,” tell us about penetrating the secret world of the Italian truffle. And they have some homemade wine along the way. Alice Gu, director of “The Donut King,” tells an amazing story that didn’t make it into her film. And, Ljubomir Stefanov talks about the shock of his mo...
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