Colorado Style Mountain Pie Pizza

During our recent road trip to Denver, we visited the gambling community in Black Hawk, Colorado. Losing money in the casinos really makes you work up an appetite and I had a craving for pizza and salad bar. Our hosts suggested a popular pizza joint located just a few miles away in Idaho Springs, Colorado called Beau Jo’s. The pizza style is called Mountain Pies and is a Colorado style pizza pie. Beau Jo’s has been serving pizza for 40 years and has become a Colorado staple with several locations to …

An Interview with Ashley Isaacs Ganz on Family Travel in Iceland

Artisans of Leisure founder and CEO Ashley Isaacs Ganz recently returned from a family trip to Iceland, where she experienced the country’s most spectacular landscapes, local cuisine, interesting architecture and more. In this interview, read about her favorite experiences and what makes Iceland a fantastic family destination. Q: Was this your first time visiting Iceland? I had previously been to Iceland during summertime. This was my first time visiting during the …

How Difficult Is It To Travel If You’re Vegan?

Recently, after posting photos of the vegan meals being served in business class flights on various flights, a reader asked how difficult it would be to travel after switching to a vegan diet. It’s a big question with a lot depending on where you go, how you travel, and your personal preferences. How Strict Are You? There are a group of very strict vegans and those who don’t mind eating an egg or honey…

Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

When La Matatena Pizzeria’s chef Mateo was growing up in Mexico City, his family would earmark one day a week for pizza. His mother, an Argentinean with Italian heritage, taught the whole family how to make their own pies. Taking a break from Mexican fare, they would put a show on the television and start rolling the dough, sharing a quiet evening together. These days, Mateo spends most evenings at his pizzeria in Oaxaca with …

Vegetarian Heaven in the Baltics

I knew very little about the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania when I decided to visit. I was aware that the Baltic States enjoy long hours of daylight in the summer months and endure dark, despair-inducing winter months with barely fours hours of light per day. I knew that each of the countries have completely different, tongue twisting languages that are said to be some of the world’s hardest to learn. And I’d read that their cuisine relied heavily on meat. …

This Is A Picture Of The Very First Starbucks

Although I didn’t know it was at the time, this grainy photo of the original Starbucks is one of the worst, but first, from before foXnoMad was even a concept. For some reason taking a picture of every Starbucks I came across (and/or Bill Gates) became a personal photographic scavenger hunt. Across from the Pike Place Market, I noticed an odd Starbucks, with the wrong logo and colors. Shutter, …

Emilia-Romagna for Foodies: 5 Delectable Food Experiences You’ll Want to Try!

I just got back from a whirlwind tour of Emilia-Romagna, Italy where I spent 90% of my waking hours eating, drinking, and learning about regional foods and dishes. It was a fun trip, and according to the waistband on my jeans, it was also a delicious trip! Today on the blog I’m going to share my favourite food experiences from that visit. The places I went to are kind of spread out across Emilia-Romagna, so…

The Best Restaurant In Pristina, Kosovo, Might Be The Best Health Food In The Balkans

The concrete construction of Pristina, the capital of the small rebellious republic of Kosovo, isn’t the prettiest. Old cement apartment blocks with weathered paint are evidence of a stalled economy, the similar story shared by many disputed and autonomous territories around the world. A short walk up though from the dull apartments looking over Mother Teresa Square though you see something new, a restaurant bringing Kosovan food back to its main ingredients. Balkan Clean Cuisine Aptly named Home Restaurant inconspicuously sits behind a small garden of lazy ivy while …

Art Inspired by Food

When I started Legal Nomads over 8 years ago, I never thought that I would be traveling for more than a year. I did not care about soup. I was not particularly obsessed with eating street food. I laughed when someone told me that they did not think I would return to a life…

A Brief History of Fish Sauce

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something twisting and turning, rhythmic and precise. It was only when I was directly in front of the Saigon street stall that I realized what was unfolding: the owner, a smiling man in his 40s who always greeted me as I walked by, was packaging nuoc cham, a condiment made from fish sauce, water, lime juice, and sugar. He was also adding thin slivers of pickled carrots to the tiny bags that piled in…

Enjoying Prague Food

1Dad1Kid.com Prague is a large, international city, and its dining options reflect that diversity. When you set out for Prague food, you won’t go away hungry. In fact, you might find your clothes have shrunk a bit. Czech Czech food is quite heavy and basic really. Flavors don’t change that much. Beef is not a common meat, and its quality is generally substandard compared to other countries I’ve visited. I think more attention is paid to crafting wonderful beers. Pork is a big favorite and very good. Street food is mostly sausage…

Learning to Cook Icelandic Food

1Dad1Kid.com When we were in Iceland, I was quite curious to learn how to cook Icelandic food, even if it was only a few dishes. After doing some research, I contacted Salt Eldhús, and they kindly offered to have me participate in a class as their guest. One of the things that really attracted me to this particular cooking class was that they focus on using local ingredients. The owner and instructor for Icelandic food (they also…

A Piece of Legal Nomads at LuLu B’s in Austin

I’m in Austin for the first time, purely based on a last-minute decision to spend some time with people I love. Before I got here, I excitedly emailed my friends Trish and Ian about how we were eating our first meal at a Vietnamese place, because the menu suggested they actually served bun rieu. Unfortunately that place, Tam Deli & Cafe, did not have the bun rieu of my dreams. But…

Wonderful Budapest Restaurants

1Dad1Kid.com There are so many incredibly good Budapest restaurants that it’s going to take a long time working my way through all of them, but it’s a challenge I’m willing to face. This post will be updated regularly, especially since Budapest is constantly having new arrivals appear on the foodie scene. The recent win of the Bocuse d’Or by a Hungarian chef helps highlight how attractive Budapest is for food lovers. Because there are so many varying tastes out there, I only list restaurants …