Every place has its own distinct charm, and Detroit, or Motor City, Motown City or its newest moniker, the Great Comeback City, is a unique metropolis, even for the jaded art traveler. One of the true capitals of the Industrial Revolution, it showcases not just the automobile industry, but iconic architecture, a serious art culture and its own style of food. If you have a checklist of historic U.S. cities to visit, this should be high on your list.
Lisa Mamounas' Culinary Insiders
The largest gathering of the world’s leading chefs all join together every two years at a widely anticipated competition entitled the Bocuse d’Or. Referred to as the culinary equivalent of the Olympics, it’s held in Lyon, France with chefs competing from around the globe. The grandstands are full with thousands of fan cheering, some in their own unique ways, such as Japan with drums, horns and multiple, organized cheers. It’s a raucous affair.
There are moments in life that you know you will never forget. Many of mine revolve around food.
The earliest memories begin with rainy Sundays spent with my family watching movies, where my Dad cooked an Italian feast and eggplant parmigiana was a favorite (he was a much better cook than my Mom at the time).