Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2010«

Indulge in the Jungle

October 27, 2010


by AnneLise Sorensen It’s all in the mud. Plumbed from the earth, this is the kind of rich goop that you’ll happily smear on your body parts, then submit to its rejuvenating tingle while reclining in a cabana, eyes closed against the warm sun, and hold on – is that a howler monkey? Belize’s Maruba […]

A Tale of Two Iron Chefs and A Tuna

October 25, 2010


by AnneLise Sorensen The New York Wine & Food Festival swept through New York City on Columbus Day weekend. If you’ve watched my Backyard Travel segments on NBC Nonstop, you’ll know that I’m on an ongoing quest for unique travel experiences in and around New York, and this is where the festival delivered: Highlights included […]

Grape Escape to South Africa

October 22, 2010


Nectar of the Gods by AnneLise Sorensen My review originally published in New York Magazine At New York City’s first South African wine bar, the boldest personalities at the table are the wines. New York City’s first South African wine bar is much like the country’s signature Pinotage: earthy and bold. Cypress trees rise to […]

A Shrine to Swine

October 16, 2010


A Shrine to Swine by AnneLise Sorensen The slender, dimly lit Pata Negra is owner Rafael Mateo’s shrine to swine. “It’s simple,” he says. “Spanish ham is the best in the world.” The menu showcases varying grades, from salty, deep-red jamón serrano, Spain’s house ham, to one of the world’s priciest meats, jamón ibérico, which […]