Carole Bumpus

Fiction and Non-fiction Travel and Food Writer

Tag: traditional foods

A SNIPPET OF FOOD & TRAVEL ADVICE

TIP:  While visiting abroad, if you are searching for a sure-fire recipe to open up a topic of culinary conversation, simply ask your host to tell you about his or her favorite foods as a child. This was advice I was given about fifteen years ago. Shortly thereafter, I began to put this tip into
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Grandma Neustrom’s Swedish Rye Bread

Riffling through the dog-eared recipes from my past, I ran across one of my family favorites: my grandmother’s Swedish rye bread recipe. For me, the very words conjured up memories of early childhood redolent with the aromas of baking bread filled with the goodness of dark molasses and the tantalizing smells from my tiny cup
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A GIFT FROM THE ARDENNES

As a going-away gift after my stay in her Beine-Nauroy home (about one hundred miles east of Paris), Martine Zabée handed me a ream of paper on which she had copied some pages from a favorite cookbook she enjoyed from the Ardennes region. “This is a region just north of where we live,” she said.
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