El Bulli del Barrio: Adrià Brothers at “Tickets”

November 7, 2013

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El Bulli del Barrio (originally published in Gourmet Live) by AnneLise Sorensen A circus master, in top hat and coat, greets me at the entrance. He parts the velvet rope with a solemn nod. Inside, a film reel unspools on its side, a cotton candy machine sits on the counter, and a dancer Rockette-kicks on […]

Posted in: Barcelona

The World Didn’t End: Maya in Belize

October 22, 2013

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Lamanai: El Mundo Maya by AnneLise Sorensen BELIZE “It looks fake,” says the Canadian, peering through his sunglasses at a reptilian hump in the distance. Our paint-flecked boat – Mrs. Cristina – glides closer, nosing marshy reeds. Captain Ignacio cuts the engine, and water ripples gently over the ridged torso, which remains motionless. “Yeah, it’s just […]

Posted in: Belize

The Riesling Revolution

April 3, 2013

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The Riesling Revolution by AnneLise Sorensen (This article originally published on MSN/Microsoft Network.) Ambivalent about Riesling? Terroir will change your mind. This gleefully nonconformist wine bar in New York City is Riesling’s most vocal cheerleader, calling it the “greatest grape.” Terroir first launched its summer Riesling festival a few years ago, and it has since […]

Dive In: My Mediabistro Travel Class Starts Soon

March 23, 2013

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Life is short and the world is long. Embark on your writing career by taking my online Mediabistro Travel/Food/Wine Writing Class this summer. I look forward to having you in class! Sign up here: Mediabistro Travel Writing Class

Fruits, Nuts & Bulls’ Tails: La Boqueria in Barcelona

February 23, 2013

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Fruits, Nuts & Bull’s Tails: La Boqueria in Barcelona by AnneLise Sorensen As they say in Barcelona, if you can’t find it in La Boqueria, you can’t find it anywhere. Barcelona’s largest food market rises over Las Ramblas, its Modernista cast-iron entrance giving way to a gaping hall of parades (stalls). The smell is dense […]

Posted in: Barcelona

Hey, Mansome

February 3, 2013

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Hey, Mansome by AnneLise Sorensen “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock turns his attention from McDonald’s to mustaches in the new documentary “Mansome,” which explores men’s grooming, from manicures to manscaping. What does it mean to be a man? That’s the central question – esoteric but earnest – in the film. The second question of […]

A Taste for Yak Butter Tea

January 12, 2013

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A Taste for Yak Butter Tea by AnneLise Sorensen The bowl is placed gently in my hands. I look down at the thick, yellow liquid and sniff. It smells oily and rancid: yak butter tea. Three Tibetan women with browned, etched faces are sitting, like me, cross-legged on the floor. It’s quiet except for their […]

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