Dinner with Hemingway Posted in Food, on October 21, 2012 MADRID, SPAIN – Botin has been serving customers for 287 years. People were eating Iberian ham here before Captain Cook took a boat cruise to Australia and the Americans decided to try their hand at Liberty. Bray, seven-star town Posted in Food, on October 20, 2012 BRAY, ENGLAND – The village of Bray has a cumulative total of seven Michelin stars. This means that it has an average of one star per 857 residents, which also means that it is statistically more delicious than Paris. The heart of the matter Posted in Food, on May 26, 2012 HANOI, VIETNAM – The Swiss eat horses, Mexicans eat grasshoppers, Americans put marshmallows on sweet potato. In the village of Le Mat, just outside Hanoi, snakes are purpose-bred for a meal of a very different tenor. Teen spirit, Seattle style Posted in Cities, on July 1, 2011 SEATTLE, USA – It smells like teen spirit, comes in small to venti, and wears its wild weather like an unflappable teenager. Seattle takes deep sea fishing and adds software companies and a dash of grunge culture. Alpine trek in good taste Posted in Food, on October 1, 2010 VALAIS, SWITZERLAND – ''Everyone has a wine heart here,'' says hiking guide Caroline Zufferey as we march high above the town of Sion, past grapes that shimmer in the breathless heat of summer.