Diana Hubbell

CHEFS

Chef Nikki Tran's Viet-Texan Cuisine Reflects the Breadth of Vietnamese Food

“I never learned how to make traditional Vietnamese food, so I thought I would do something different—that way nobody could say if it was right or wrong.”
Diana Hubbell
2.20.19
longreads

This Fresh Batch of New York Bakers Is Making Bread Interesting Again

"It’s funny, when people meet me, they’re like, ‘Wait, you’re not what I expected.’"
Diana Hubbell
1.15.19
chocolate

How This Syrian Refugee Family Brought Their Century-Old Chocolate Business to Texas

In Damascus, the name Slik is synonymous with fine confections. Now, the family-owned chocolatier is continuing its legacy in a new homeland.
Diana Hubbell
11.20.18
rose

New York's Rosé Mansion Is Exactly the Dystopian Instagram Trap You'd Expect

NO STANDING, ONLY DANCING.
Diana Hubbell
9.18.18
cake

How a Prisoner of War Turned this Fussy German Cake into a National Obsession in Japan

While Baumkuchen, or "tree cake," is rare in Germany, it's now found everywhere in Tokyo from 7-11 to fancy department stores.
Diana Hubbell
8.8.18
Caviar

Can Caviar Be 'Disrupted'? This Russian Property Mogul Wants to Find Out

Here's what goes down in the massive sturgeon bunker that Alexey Tyutin has built in a Thai beach town.
Diana Hubbell
1.24.18
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Bangkok’s Most Expensive Street Food Is Totally Worth It

“People should appreciate what Thailand has right now, because someday we may not have this anymore.”
Diana Hubbell
8.10.17
Booze

Why This Hong Kong Bar Is Serving Canned Cocktails

KWOON's handmade cans spotlight local ingredients like dried sour plums, tangerine peel, and chrysanthemum.
Diana Hubbell
7.17.17
Booze

These Japanese Bars Infuse Their Booze with Snakes, Mushrooms, and Bugs

Japanese mixologists are reviving the ancient art of house-made spirits and infusions, some of which claim to help you look hotter, sleep better, or party without fear of a hangover.
Diana Hubbell
7.17.17
bars

This Tokyo Bar Is Run by Buddhist Monks

For 17 years, Vowz Bar has been serving cocktails with a side of Buddhist philosophy, offering drinks with names like Mugen-Jigoku (Never-Ending Suffering in Hell) as well as medicinal liquors infused with turtles and snakes.
Diana Hubbell
7.11.17
Myanmar

How Two Sisters Use Food to Celebrate Myanmar’s Most Misunderstood Minority

The semi-autonomous Wa State, located on Myanmar’s eastern border with China, is often dismissed as a haven for drug trafficking. But Yangon’s Root Kitchen & Bar wants to give visitors a taste of true Wa culture.
Diana Hubbell
7.5.17
beer

Vietnam Is in the Midst of a Craft Beer Boom

What started as a micro-movement has blown up into a craft craze, as Ho Chi Minh City's breweries experiment with local ingredients, from cacao nibs and passion fruit to smoked acacia bark and even durian.
Diana Hubbell
5.24.17
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