Food writing

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Food History and Narrative
Recipes from Around the World
Food Artwork and Posters
Inspiring Reads for Food Lovers

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Food History and Narrative

Pieces about where certain dishes or ingredients come from, and how they are connected within the wide world we live in. This category also includes the longer form food writing about people and places that I’ve penned during my years of stuffing my face around the world.

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brief history of fish sauce

A Brief History of Fish Sauce

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something twisting and turning, rhythmic and precise. It was only when I was directly in front of the Saigon street stall that I realized what was unfolding: the owner, a smiling […]

History of chili peppers around the world

A Brief History of Chili Peppers

Ever wondered where the spicy chili comes from? This post traces the history of chili peppers from Mexico to Portugal to the rest of the world.

Recipes from Around the World

Readers started to ask me for some recipes a few years back, and it has been fun to occasionally post instructions on how to make one of the dishes I’ve loved and experienced on the road. This category features these recipes in simple terms, often with links to books from that country that you can read and enjoy.

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Food Artwork and Posters

As part of the Legal Nomads site, I’ve started an eCommerce site that features hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind maps of food that were commissioned specifically for me. I’ll be doing 10 countries in all, and they are all found on the Legal Nomads store.

These posts feature the maps as well as some of the other fun artwork I’ve commissioned, like my “Say no to Olives” shirts.

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Food map of Italy

Art Inspired by Food

How a one-off Vietnam map turned into a shop selling tote bags, t-shirts, and more.

hand-drawn typographic map of vietnam

Introducing the Legal Nomads Shop

One of a kind maps, both in t-shirt and poster form, FINALLY available in a shop. Yeah, I know, it only took me six months to build it…

Inspiring Reads for Food Lovers

A book is not a living tree, unlike a blog post. Thus, while I am thrilled to share the tips and tricks and many resources I’ve gathered together in The Food Traveler’s Handbook, I also wanted to house additional sources of knowledge. This page will continue to grow, even before a 2nd edition of the book is released, with books to read, sites to learn from and delicious food to focus on from around the world.

(More tips and tricks available in the Food Traveler’s Handbook, now for sale on Amazon.)