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.

  • India Calling

    Two cities: Singapore and Melaka. Two dining experiences. One desire: India. ...

  • The Rice People

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

  • The Milk Alchemist

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

  • I’m a Fantastic Story Weaver!

    The Backpack Foodie has won the Fantastic Story Weaver award from Morocco Tours! ...

  • Shisha at the Souq

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

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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