Category: Food

Photographer AJ Paris looks at food around the world.


Fishing in Bahia

Flavio, a fisherman from Praia do Forte, a village north of Salvador da Bahia, discusses how tourism is changing his family’s history. [Photo: Boats in Salvador, by AJ Paris.] Fish is huge in Brazil. In fact, Brazilians consume almost twice as much fish as the Americans. The only country that consumes more fish in the…


Black Forest Cake

Many people assume that the Black Forest cake, known locally as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, gets its name from the Black Forest, the mountainous region in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany. In reality, however, the cake gets its name from the Schwarzwälder Kirsch, clear liquor made from tart cherries produced in the region. This is…


Belgian Chocolate

Call it Belgische chocolade or Belgian chocolate – it doesn’t matter what language you use – it’s simply chocolate to me. I remember the first time I consciously tasted Belgian chocolate being just 17 at Mall of America in the United States. I remember saying to my cousin, “Wow, I love it!” You could say…