Whether you boil them, mash them, or stick them in a stew, potatoes are a versatile and hearty vegetable that can be cooked in a plethora of ways. While originally from Peru and Bolivia, the potato spread its influence all over the world when it was brought back to Europe during the second half of the 16th century as part of the Columbian Exchange.
No matter how adept you are at working your machine, you’ll never be able to reproduce the amazing coffee that’s available for purchase in dedicated coffee shops. These shops elevate coffee to an art form and are fueled by an obsessive passion to discover new flavors and methods that make an even better cup of coffee. Below are some of the best coffee shops that we’ve found from around the world.
We’ve all settled in for a solitary evening at home, steaming cup of liquid in hand, only to hear a menacing creak, an inconspicuous smash, or a non-descript voice. Even the slightest unfamiliar sound can transform a familiar locale in to something eerie and unsettling. Now, imagine an unfamiliar place with a storied history of odd, unexplainable occurrences.
Leading up to the Games, host countries pour billions of dollars in to infrastructure, building stadiums to accommodate the wide variety of incoming events. Not only are these Olympic venues incredibly expensive, but they’re also flat-out unnecessary in the long term.
New Year’s is a time to do out with the old and in with the new. So, if you’re tired of staying home and watching the same old ball drop at Times Square on TV, here are some fascinating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events and traditions from around the globe that could spice up your end of year celebrations.
Sweets come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some of the best candies come from the farthest corners of the globe. Needless to say, no matter what country you find yourself in, there’s sure to be a sugary delight that will give you a sugar rush. For those of you who have a serious sweet tooth, beware! After reading this list of the most amazing candies from around the world, it might be impossible to resist enjoying a treat or two.
Sometimes it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Flying might be faster, but you also have to endure waiting in long security lines and potentially being fondled by TSA agents. Railway travel, however, is a classically vintage mode of transportation suited to the more leisurely traveler who enjoys beautiful views, drawn out meals, and plenty of legroom.