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 Bagels of Mile End

    The Backpack Foodie discusses the legendary Montreal bagels, and the multicultural community that ga...

  • Hungary & Austria: Due Thanks

    I’m still furiously tagging and uploading my travel pictures, after which I will post about my...

  • Meanwhile, Offline…

    Where has the Backpack Foodie been these last few months? In a nutshell: falling in love with the Mi...

  • Hanging Up the Backpack

    Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is ...

  • Debu Takes His Time

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

Lost for Authenticity

A visit to Bali's "New Age tourist resort" of Ubud prompts a reflection on the role of tourists, and the curse of authenticity.

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The Empire of Fish

A visit to Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest fish market in the world.

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Postcard from the Edge

On this day, September 7th 2009, Helene and I have become world nomads, on the first step of a one-year journey.

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A Brief History of Poutine

In all the ways that matter, poutine is Québec. This article discusses the origins, variations and cultural significance of Québec's most famous dish.

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The Bagels of Mile End

The Backpack Foodie discusses the legendary Montreal bagels, and the multicultural community that gave them birth: Mile End.

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