Adventure, Art

Closeup: Fijian War Clubs

We explored the RoC Market this past Sunday. The market is a popular event held in downtown Suva every third Sunday of the month. It features local small businesses selling artisinal goods, plants and food. One of the booths we stopped at belonged to Fijian artist Alifereti Malai. We were struck by his beautiful artworks… Continue reading Closeup: Fijian War Clubs

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Food

Seafood Boil

We went to the Suva municipal market downtown this past weekend. We hadn't been in a while, and we wanted to pick up produce and try the local lobster. The lobsters we chose were beautiful. They had blue-green shells with black and white bands and patterns and a blush of pink in the antennae. We… Continue reading Seafood Boil

Food

Smoked Pork Loin and Eggs

I can't really take credit for this dish. I just executed an idea that came up in conversation with one of the vendors at my local farmer's market last weekend. I was chatting with Bev Eggleston, who started the Virginia-based company EcoFriendly Foods. He started talking to me about the smoked pork loin he had,… Continue reading Smoked Pork Loin and Eggs

Adventure, Food

Berlin, Part I: Food

Hallo, readers. I'm back from a week in Berlin, where the weather was cold, and the sky was often gray, except for the occasional lucky days of bright sun. It even snowed. This was the atmosphere I expected from Berlin--moody, to match the character of the city's history. Berlin is now known as a party… Continue reading Berlin, Part I: Food