traditional food

Starting the fire in the small rock oven. Photo courtesy of Katie Foote.

Peruvian Culture: Giving Thanks To Mother Earth Through A Volunteer Homestay Experience

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the center of the indigenous Quechua culture. Beneath well-preserved colonial architecture and churches introduced by the Spanish conquerors, you can still spot Inca walls and roads supporting […]


Adana, Turkey: A Mecca For Spicy Food Lovers

Located in Southern Turkey, Adana is one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the world. As such, history buffs can see remnants of ten ancient civilizations while visitors feast on fresh regional dishes. The city is situated on the […]

Savoring French Polynesia Through Its Five Essential Trees

“What’s the traditional food of Polynesia like?” I ask Aiata, my taxi driver in Tahiti. She smiles. “Everything we need comes from five specific trees. We mix the fruits from these trees with meat or fish for a complete meal.” […]