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Pork Paradise: La Glorieta de Quique

Pork Paradise: La Glorieta de Quique

Choripan at La Glorieta de Quique in Buenos Aires.
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Pork Paradise: Leoni Randolfo

Pork Paradise: Leoni Randolfo

A fully cooked pig sits on a skewer at Leoni Randolfo, a local butcher shop in Ariccia, Italy. 960 1280

  

Pork Paradise: Butalian Restaurant

Pork Paradise: Butalian Restaurant

A pork dish known as butadon, displayed with a salad, at Butalian Restaurant in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Pork Paradise: El Asador de Aranda

Pork Paradise: El Asador de Aranda

A chef preps the cochinillo asado, or "suckling pig," at El Asador de Aranda in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Steak Paradise: Meatpacking Bistro

Steak Paradise: Meatpacking Bistro

The popular steak tartare on display at Meatpacking Bistro in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Steak Paradise: Victor Churchill

Steak Paradise: Victor Churchill

Several cuts of meat are displayed in a showcase at Victor Churchill in Woollahra, Australia. 960 1280

  

Steak Paradise: Victor Churchill

Steak Paradise: Victor Churchill

A butcher prepares ribs at Victor Churchill in Australia. 960 1280

  

Deep Fried Paradise: Hartsyard

Deep Fried Paradise: Hartsyard

Fried oysters and white wine at Hartsyard in Newtown, Australia. 960 1280

  

Deep Fried Paradise: Cañete

Deep Fried Paradise: Cañete

Deep-fried potato chips at Cañete in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Deep Fried Paradise: Manolo

Deep Fried Paradise: Manolo

A customer puts salt on his deep-fried beef milanesa at Manolo in Buenos Aires. 960 1280

  

Tibetan Mastiffs

Tibetan Mastiffs

The dogs in Lhasa, Tibet — called Tibetan mastiffs — may be stray, but Christine and Taj found out how friendly they can be. 960 1280

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Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's drawing of the family's train ride to Lhasa in the Chinese region of Tibet. 960 1280

  

To the Heart of Tibet

To the Heart of Tibet

The Kirkbys’ train from Xining to Lhasa, China, passes majestic mountains as it travels toward the heart of Tibet. 960 1280

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Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's journal drawing shows his visit with Yungla’s parents. 960 1280

  

Tibetan Mountains

Tibetan Mountains

Yungla's home is surrounded by the Tibetan mountains. 960 1280

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Bodi feeds the sheep during their visit to Yungla’s family home near Shigatse, Tibet. 960 1280

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Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's drawing of the drive to Old Tingri in Tibet. 960 1280

  

Gyatso La Pass

Gyatso La Pass

Prayer flags adorn the top of the 17,257-foot-high Gyatso La Pass, the highest point of the Friendship Highway. The Kirkbys stopped here on their way to Old Tingri and the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet.  960 1280

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Time to Stretch

Time to Stretch

Christine Kirkby gets Bodi and Taj out for a break and a leg stretch during the 10-hour drive from Shigatse to Old Tingri, China, along the Friendship Highway. 960 1280

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Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

The Mount Everest base camp, as Bodi drew it in his journal. 960 1280

  

We Made It!

We Made It!

Bruce, Christine and Taj Kirkby celebrate their arrival at the Rongbuk Monastery on the north side of Mount Everest. 960 1280

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Victoria Harbor

Victoria Harbor

Victoria Harbor not only provides Hong Kong with amazing views, but also amazing seafood. Much of the city’s delicious cuisine includes fresh fish from these waters. 960 1280

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Typhoon-shelter crab

Typhoon-shelter crab

The typhoon-shelter crab dish served at Hee Kee is made in a cooking style called Bei Feng Tang, which combines chilies, garlic, scallions and the perfect crab. 960 1280

  

Congee

Congee

A bowl of Mui Kee's signature dish, a favorite Chinese breakfast called congee, features fish, fresh meats and broth seasoned with ginger and mandarin peel. 960 1280

  

Zurich

Zurich

Situated along the lake that shares its name, Zurich is a wealth of great food. From chocolate to cheese, you can always find something rich and delicious in Switzerland’s largest city. 960 1280

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Alplermagronen

Alplermagronen

The traditional Swiss meal Alplermagronen consists of macaroni, potato, onion, cheese, cream and apple. It’s like mac-and-cheese casserole with a Swiss twist. 960 1280

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Raclette cheese

Raclette cheese

Raclette cheese is heated until the top has melted, which is then scraped off over potatoes to create a gooey but delicious dish.  960 1280

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St. Louis

St. Louis

This Gateway to the West has come to represent St. Louis since it was completed in 1965. The monument was not initially greeted with a lot of public support, but the promise of new jobs to help construct the arch quickly changed opinions. The arch sits on the west bank of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis and is the tallest monument in the Western Hemisphere. 960 1280

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St. Louis-Style Pizza

St. Louis-Style Pizza

You may have heard of New York- or Chicago-style pizza, but there is another city that lays claim to its own spin on the tomato pie. In St. Louis, pizza is built on cracker-thin crusts made without yeast and includes Provel cheese, which is a combination of provolone, Swiss and white cheddar cheeses. 960 1280

  

Pork Steak

Pork Steak

St. Louis natives love barbecue, so it’s no surprise that they take the same cut of meat typically used for pulled pork (pork shoulder) and cook it like a beef steak. This slow-cooked dish is a staple in any St. Louis BBQ restaurant. 960 1280

  

Munich

Munich

The Alps’ peaks provide the perfect backdrop for the Munich city skyline. 960 1280

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Schnitzel

Schnitzel

Usually made from pork, schnitzel is tenderized, battered and fried before being served with a variety of sides, such as potatoes, peppers or a cream sauce. The dish is so popular in Germany that it has found its way into kitchens in other countries via German immigrants and is now enjoyed around the world.  960 1280

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Pretzels

Pretzels

The pretzel is one of the most iconic foods in the world. Be it from a street vendor, ballpark or bakery, this knotted dough can be found almost everywhere. But despite its global accessibility, the pretzel got its start in seclusion, most likely originating in German monasteries during the Middle Ages. 960 1280

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Ramen

Ramen

You can find a heaping bowl of ramen almost anywhere. But you won’t get the real deal unless you are in Tokyo, where the dish has been mastered over centuries. 960 1280

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Tokyo

Tokyo

Known for its electric energy, Tokyo features some exquisitely unique cuisine, from crispy, elegant shrimp tempura to sushi made with jewel-like precision. 960 1280

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Yakitori

Yakitori

At Bird Land restaurant in Tokyo, chef Toshihiro Wada serves up beautiful displays of various yakitori dishes, including skewered chicken parts of all types. 960 1280

  

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

The iconic and historic skyline of Florence, Italy 960 1280

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Pasta

Pasta

Perhaps nowhere else in the world can you get fresh pasta as you can in Florence. 960 1280

  

Gelato

Gelato

Gelato served up fresh and delicious from Vivoli in Florence.  960 1280

  

Boston

Boston

The Boston Harbor shining brightly at dusk. 960 1280

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Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

The Boston cream pie is one dessert that you can find almost anywhere. But to get the original, you have to go to Boston. 960 1280

  

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Boston baked beans may be the most recognizable food for a city affectionately nicknamed, Beantown. 960 1280

  

The Acropolis

The Acropolis

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece, with Lycabettus Hill in the background. 960 1280

  

Dolmades

Dolmades

These dolmades, or rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice, herbs, onions and minced meat, are from Taverna Louizidis in Athens, Greece. 960 1280

  

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

A slice of the legendary spanakopita, made from a 100-year-old recipe, at Bougatsadiko Thessaloniki in the Psirri area of Athens, Greece. 960 1280

  

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower adds a stunning backdrop for any dining adventure in Paris. 960 1280

  

Macarons

Macarons

A gorgeous gift box of a dozen fresh macarons from Arnaud Larher in Paris. 960 1280

  

Café La Palette

Café La Palette

The fresh bread cart at Café de la Palette in Paris. 960 1280

  

London

London

A skyline view of London’s Financial District and the historic Tower Bridge. 960 1280

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Roast's

Roast's

Roast's traditional Sunday roast is topped with a healthy portion of gravy before being served to hungry customers in London. 960 1280

  

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Fresh fish and chips are fried and ready to be devoured at Toff's of Muswell Hill. 960 1280

  

New York City

New York City

New York City is a food lover’s paradise. With so many cultural influences, there is always something new and delicious to satisfy your appetite.  960 1280

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John's of Bleecker Street

John's of Bleecker Street

The pizza from John's of Bleecker Street is a New York treat —arguably the best pizza in the city. 960 1280

  

Katz's Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

The legendary pastrami sandwich from Katz's Delicatessen is a must-try for foodies young and old. The New York landmark is the oldest working deli in the United States (since 1888!). 960 1280

  

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Dusk falls over Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. While generally known for its outrageous nightlife (especially during Mardi Gras), NOLA is a food lover’s mecca, with Cajun cuisine inspired by unique local flavors. 960 1280

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The Muffuletta Sandwich

The Muffuletta Sandwich

The muffuletta from Central Grocery is a sandwich with layers of salami, ham, cheese and olive salad that looks almost as good as it tastes. 960 1280

  

Creole Gumbo

Creole Gumbo

The Creole gumbo made by James Beard Award-winning chef Tory McPhail at Commander's Palace in New Orleans is loaded with seafood, sausage, rice and deliciousness. 960 1280

  

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