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David Paul Appell's Blog – July 2013 Archive (3)

Top Bananas: Plantains in the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean



On your visit to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, or Cuba, at some point soon you’re likely to find on your plate one of the locals’ favorite starchy staples: cooked plátanos (plantains -- and not just these three countries, by the way, but also various other Latin lands with Caribbean coasts and/or tropical…

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Added by David Paul Appell on July 30, 2013 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Sightseeing in Detroit? Revelations of an Unexpected Layover

I have a travel-editor friend whose open enthusiasm for Detroit I’ve always found hard to comprehend. Sure, it’s got a good cultural and arts scene and a vigorous melting pot going for it. But the larger picture overshadowing it all has always seemed to me that notorious blight, the derelict buildings, the stench of what to many is practically a failed city.…



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Added by David Paul Appell on July 19, 2013 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

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