The Backpack Foodie

The World, 2009-2011: Helene and I sold everything we owned, and in September 2009, we hit the road. The result was a year-long Slow trip filled with wonders, friendships, and delicious meals. Somewhere over a cup of coffee, the Way of Slow Travel was born.

  • The Rice People

    In Chennai, South India, the Tamil reinvent rice into a variety of delicious, healthy dishes. ...

  • Heaven at Land’s End

    A land of plenty, a bountiful market, friends, golden mangoes and delicious, fresh fish. ...

  • The Announcement

    The text of Backpack Foodie's announcement to his friends of his quitting his job for a year of trav...

  • Shisha at the Souq

    Smoking a shisha, and watching the Arab world go by in Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar. ...

  • I’m a Travel Blog Dork!

    A big thank you to the awesome Off-Track Planet for making me an official Travel Blog Dork! I am hon...

The Rice People

In Chennai, South India, the Tamil reinvent rice into a variety of delicious, healthy dishes.

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Debu Takes His Time

A visit to the exceptional Honey Bee Bakery & Pizzeria in Puri, India, where time slows down.

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I’m a Travel Blog Dork!

A big thank you to the awesome Off-Track Planet for making me an official Travel Blog Dork! I am honored by the title, and immensely flattered by their words.

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The Milk Alchemist

Learning to make ghee and Indian sweets with Manick, a tea stall owner in Kolkata, India.

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Life in Exuberance: Kolkata Moments

First impressions of Kolkata, India, in the form of one-paragraph short stories.

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