Food

Fresh Swedish potatoes

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In Stockholm, it’s that time of year. Fresh, delicious, Swedish potatoes. Get them in the neighborhood grocery stores, dirt and all. I’ve never seen…

Durian, the fragrant/foul fruit

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Durian. You love it. You hate it. Or you’ve never had it. This powerfully-fragrant fruit from Southeast Asia is considered so foul-smelling by some…

Beijing street food

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Beijing street food Arachnid kebob, anyone? If you haven’t lost your appetite from all the lusty hawking and spitting and splatting, your stomach will…

Pattaya’s sex tourism

Pattaya’s sex tourism

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Pattaya, Thailand’s got to be the seediest, one-track party-town in the world. It doesn’t pretend to be anything else. Huge signs advertising the Fcuk…

Bob Arno and Bambi in a den of thieves—18

Bob Arno and Bambi in a den of thieves—18

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Dinner with thieves, continued. Carafes of white wine land on the table. I join Andy and Lou and have beer. Among much laughter, the…

At the Microsoft conference in Slovenia

At the Microsoft conference in Slovenia

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The Slovene driver sped along the autostrade, disco crackling on the radio, fast-chomping gum, taking and making phone calls as if he runs another…

Necessity is the mother of…

Necessity is the mother of…

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Coogee Beach, Australia—From our hotel, we walk around the corner to The Globe for “brekkie” every morning. We’re regulars on the stools at the…

Michael Pollan’s sun-food agenda

Michael Pollan’s sun-food agenda

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Last month in the New York Times, Michael Pollan wrote an open letter to the president-elect about the importance of revising our entire food…