September 7, 2012. This blog is on book leave! The story behind the Taxi Gourmet blog is a book in progress, to be published by Pantheon (Random House) in 2015.
July 9, 2012
July 9 is independence day in Argentina, and I wanted to celebrate by re-sharing the story of a taxi adventure that led to what became one of my favorite things to eat in Buenos Aires.
June 17, 2012
Taxi drivers in Rome have a terrible reputation for being cheats, liars and maniacal drivers. So what happened when I asked them about their favorite places to eat?
May 28, 2012
After five years, three hemispheres, and a lot of cab rides, I finally get to tell the story behind the story of Taxi Gourmet. Oh, _________.
April 16, 2012
A summer of getting into random taxis in Berlin and asking drivers about their favorite places to eat led to what I think are 5 of the best Turkish restaurants in the German capital. Now, you taste 'Istanbul in Berlin' for yourself!
February 23, 2012
I didn't believe the taxi driver when he told me the pizza at Zeus - a tacky storefront near the party streets in Friedrichshain in what used to be East Berlin - was worth stopping for.
About this Blog
I travel to cities around the world, hop in taxicabs, and ask drivers to take me to their favorite places to eat. My adventures
have been featured in major news outlets including The
New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. As a
former New York cabbie and Not for Tourists editor, I also document my search for cheap, delicious eats on duty.