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SITE OF THE MONTH: Eat Your World–A Global Guide to Local Food


ummer is a great time to get out and experience local

food and culture wherever you may be. Since 2011,

husband-and-wife team Laura Siciliano-Rosen and Scott

Rosen have sought to make that easier than ever with

their blog “Eat Your World: A Global Guide to Local Food”



Featuring more than 130 cities with listings of the

most important—and delicious—traditional foods to try,

the blog aims to bring attention and access to native or

traditional food and drink all over the world, creating an

online compendium of regional cuisines in the process.

“We believe that tasting the distinct foods and drinks

of a destination is absolutely essential to experiencing it,

as they illuminate that region’s unique culture, history,

geography and lore,” say Siciliano-Rosen and Rosen. They

tend to feature food items, rather than restaurants, letting

travelers find their own variations on the items posted.

The couple hope that, over time, the blog will serve

as a form of “culinary preservation,” and are therefore

interested in traditional recipes that are both in and out of

favor today.

The site is built on

user submissions

, and participation

is highly encouraged. Just upload a picture of your food

recommendation and send it

in. Alternatively, you can jot down a “food memory” about

dining experiences past for submission.

Currently featured on the home page are: Po’ Boys

from New Orleans, kulle from Delhi, roasted bone mar-

row from London, poutine from Montreal, appeltaart from

Amsterdam, boza from Istanbul and pølse from Copenha-

gen, along with an extensive guide on what to eat when in


In addition to the wonderful city guides found on the site,

“Eat Your World” has published 11 food and travel guides in ebook form for easy transport covering Istanbul, London,

Amsterdam, Delhi, Oaxaca and Mexico City. Bon appetit!

—Shannon Mizzi, Editorial Intern

and how humanely,” Guterres told Time magazine on April 23.

The rise of various radical groups

contributes to the already-complex situ-

ation. People-smuggling is a lucrative

business, and there is concern that the

trade is helping to finance terrorism in

North Africa and offering terrorists a way

into Europe.

In May, the E.U. approved military

force aimed at disabling the smuggling

operations behind the migration surge.

Meanwhile, disputes over national

quotas for housing asylum seekers con-

tinue, and it appears little is being done

to address the underlying causes of the

migration. Guterres says that Europe’s

response is “lagging far behind.”

—Brittany DeLong, Assistant Editor

What’s Happening in


O n April 25, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza declared that he would seek a third term in office, precipi-

tating extensive protests that have contin-

ued ever since, particularly in Bujumbura,

the nation’s capital.

More than 100,000 people have fled

the country, mostly by boat, to Rwanda

and the Democratic Republic of the

Congo. The instability shows no signs of


Though Embassy Burundi was closed

on May 15, and non-emergency person-

nel and employees’ depen-

dents evacuated, it quickly

reopened, but continues to

help U.S. and foreign citizens

to leave on evacuation flights.

The main fear is reignition of the eth-

nic tensions that fueled Burundi’s 12-year

civil war, which ended in 2005. That con-

flict, much like in neighboring Rwanda,

was between the country’s ethnic Hutus

(80 percent of the population) and Tutsis

(20 percent), and left approximately

300,000 dead.

Members of the international com-

munity, and African leaders in particular,

urged postponement of the election.

Originally scheduled for June 26, the

presidential election is now slated for July

15. Parliamentary elections, originally set