I was very lucky to take two trips to New York almost back-to-back in the last month, while I was there, I took advantage of an established food culture in NYC that is really just starting in my home town, food trucks. Not just fries and hotdogs, we’re talking serious gourmet offerings with fresh ingredients, ethnic culinary adventures and everything in between. I was delighted to write a guest post for the New York City Food Truck Association about my first adventure with the city’s amazing food truck offerings. On my second trip, I took my vehicular culinary exploration one step further: a food truck rally in Brooklyn.
One of the best things about returning to a favourite city is revisiting your favourite places and activities. While it’s easy to go to New York over and over again and never do the same thing twice, there is something wonderful and comforting about finding the familiar in a strange place. My recent trip to New York was a blend of old favourites and new discoveries.
Get caught up on Part 1 of my adventures, as well as New York’s beautiful cherry blossoms, celebrated this past weekend (April 27-28) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri.
Spring is here and there are plenty of reasons to be excited: longer days, warmer weather, and if you’re in Nova Scotia, it’s maple sugar season. With the warmer temperatures, the sap in Nova Scotia’s sugar maple trees starts flowing, which means maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream and many other maple treats are abundant – and in high demand.
Cape Town is a coffee drinker’s dream. From the endless options on Long Street to celebrity-sighting hotspots in Camps Bay, there is no shortage of cool restaurants and cafés ready to serve the jolt-iest java and the most elaborate lattés. Like this one, which the lovely folks at Rcaffé on Long Street prepared for me and my friend.
This cappuccino was delicious, but I had an even more extraordinary one at a small café in the basement of Cape Town’s St. George’s Cathedral.