September 16, 2020

The dog days of summer have arrived, and in some parts of Europe it's hot enough at high noon to recall the tropics. There's no better time to seek out the Philippines' best invention against the heat: halo-halo. With few Filipino ingredients available, diasporic chefs...

June 30, 2020

Like a bear after hibernation, Europe is slowly shaking awake after the long coronavirus quarantine. Restaurants, one of hardest-hit sectors, have been tasked with developing new safety protocols — masks for servers, half-capacity dining rooms — to minimize contact. Fo...

June 30, 2020

Just outside the walls of the Holy See in Rome, the five-year-old Neighborhood Restaurant (featured on an episode of the Eater series "Dining on a Dime" with Lucas Peterson) serves a steady stream of clergy and other Vatican workers. This is prime — and expensive — rea...

June 30, 2020

Open since 2016, Nilda's bills itself as the only lechon purveyor in northern Italy. Co-owner Adrian Dela Cruz, who shares ownership with his parents Nilda and Andy, says his customers drive from as far as Rome, Florence and Venice to secure their charcoal-roasted pigs...

May 18, 2020

"Hungarians don’t know what this is," said Esther, the teenage barista of Barako Kávéház in Budapest, when I asked her for a halo-halo. The menu of the compact cafe — about the size of a studio loft — is otherwise dominated by the top hits of third-wave coffee. There a...

April 15, 2020

The first months of 2020 were a difficult time for restaurants in Europe — the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic as of April, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the novel coronavirus's origins in China, the stigma attached to it is affecting Asian...

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