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What’s ‘Priest Strangler’? Or ‘Camel Spit’? The 15 Most Bizarrely Named Foods in the World

Don’t skip on Thailand’s “Son-in-Law Eggs” or Italy’s “Assassin Spaghetti.”

From “priest strangler pasta” to “camel spit,” some foods have names that are violent, irreverent, inspired by body parts or animals, or just plain peculiar. Unsurprisingly, the origin stories of these funky food names are just as colorful. Read on for our list of the world’s most weirdly-named foods.

Read This Before Your Next Food Tour

Sitting on the deck of the 500Rai Farmhouse, dinner is served. No menus are present and the food is cooked up from whatever ingredients the cook was able to procure, the family-style meal is a Thai delight and as authentic as they come. But, not all food tourism experiences are as easy as just being … Continued

10 Native and Indigenous Restaurants to Dine at Across the United States

Meet the chefs who are honoring Indigenous and Native American culture in creative and delicious ways.

From cafés nestled inside universities and museums, such as the Smithsonian, to stand-alone concepts and restaurants—a growing number of Native American and Indigenous chefs are bringing ancient ingredients to modern cuisine. This innovation is supported by non-profit organizations like Wild Bearies and I-Collective, which help establish mentorship programs for chefs and encourage the use of traditional ingredients in Native American and Indigenous communities. “I like to think of food as a vessel that can transport you in time and space,” explains Elena Terry, who is the Executive Chef and Founder of Wild Bearies. From casual to fine dining, here are ten restaurants where Native American and Indigenous chefs are creating menus that pay homage to their ancestral roots.

Are You a Bad Tourist When You Go to Hawaii? 12 Ways to Avoid Being One

A visit to Hawaii shouldn't be an episode of 'The White Lotus.'

Every destination has its own unwritten rules and way of doing things, and Hawaii (also known as The Aloha State) is no different, even if it is part of the United States. Some of this disconnect is down to the much overused (and often misconstrued) term of Aloha. More than just a word used to express everything from love, affection, peace, and sympathy, it’s a way of life and an honor code that focuses on kindness and respect, and one that’s extended reciprocally. As Hawaii re-opens to the world, coupled with recent Hot Vaxxed Summer antics—harassing endangered species for Instagram selfies, trespassing on state land and having to be airlifted to safety, general disregard for mask mandates—it’s not a bad idea to know what locals and residents consider pono (righteous) behavior, which also double-up as some sure-fire ways to earn their respect and Aloha.  

Forget California! 14 U.S. States That Also Make Surprisingly Good Wine

Some of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions are in unexpected states like Michigan and Wisconsin.

In the American wine-making world, it’s no secret that California gets all the glory and attention. Yet, unbeknownst to many, there is a plethora of other up-and-coming wine regions where travelers can tour, taste, and traverse vineyards with fewer crowds at a lower cost. Whether it’s Colorado proving it’s not just for craft beer or Tennessee showing it’s home to more than whiskey, these 14 states— including Utah, Georgia, New Jersey, and Texas—are hidden gem wine spots to have on your radar.