On Christmas, when UK markets basically shut down, convenience stores will still be bestowing their convenience —and comforting reliability—on us all.
Owning a dive bar is not for everybody. Some people in New Orleans would probably love to get rid of Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge, but I keep it going because there’s nothing else like it.
Thanks to barista Nico Alary and chef Sarah Mouchot’s vision, Paris café Holybelly can be credited with singlehandedly schooling the city on the simple pleasures of Anglo-Saxon breakfast staples.
Danes do Christmas lunch with a certain panache and appetite for indulgence, and it is always catalyzed by that perilous pairing: pickled herring and 80-proof akvavit.
In dark, remote, frigid Iceland, one salt maker is reviving a tradition that dates back to the 18th century.
The idea was simple: A neuroscientist would monitor my brain waves as I sat and drank several cups of strong coffee. These waves would then be translated into sound by a group of live musicians.