Author Archives: OmnivorousTraveler

About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.

Intangible and Cultural: a Find from my Old Stomping Grounds

Over three decades ago, my search for Chinese, Japanese, or other Asian groceries in southwestern Connecticut would usually start and end in the yard-wide “Ethnic foods” shelf at Stop & Shop, where one could find little more than oversalted La … Continue reading

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Succulent, Rollicking, Funny, Frenzied: the Reviews Are In!

Breakfast for Alligators was released only five months ago, and I feel blessed that the Kindle version has reached #1 in Amazon’s Central America category twice. Meanwhile, the book has received a handsome collection of reviews. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Winter: friend or foe? It depends on your latitude

For New Yorkers like me, the recent drop in temperature is a reminder to prepare for the mess of unshoveled sidewalks and grumpy faces that will reliably arrive in a few months. A couple winters ago, my wife and I … Continue reading

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Back-To-Back Anthologies

Look what arrived in the mail: Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing Volume 11! For years, I’ve been inspired by stories in the Best Travel Writing compilations. I’ve found the stories engaging, moving, insightful, entertaining, hilarious, or some delicious combination thereof. … Continue reading

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This Week in Latin American Eats

The realm of mole sauce resists quantification, no matter what the authoritative tourist literature attempts to state. That is one of the takeaways I hold with me from my experience making black mole with Pilar Cabrera, an Iron Chef competitor, … Continue reading

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