Eat Like a Local Authors


We are excited to share with you our talented multinational Authors for the Eat Like a Local book series by CZYK Publishing. 

These books can be found in Paperback, ebook, and Audiobook format on Amazon. 

Eat Like a Local- United States Cities & Towns

Eat Like a Local- United States

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Eat Like a Local-London London England Food Guide Author Clare F J Caddick

Clare is a writer, a traveler and a foodie. Originally from Liverpool, she moved to London at the tender age of twenty one to study Creative and Professional Writing at The University of East London. Having been in London for over ten years now, it’s safe to say that despite her strongly remaining Northern accent, she has earned her title of ‘Londoner’.

Clare enjoys reading, keeping fit, and then ruining it with masses amount of food and drink. Mostly, Clare loves taking trips overseas. Having travelled to over fifty countries across five continents, Clare loves to be immersed in other cultures and to see and experience other walks of life. She believes that shared experiences particularly with strangers or those totally different to us are often the most enriching. She loves to chase the sun and feels as connected to the Earth as she did to her Nan. Whether it is mountains or oceans, cities or deserts, sunshine or snowfall, Clare is open-minded about all kinds of exploration, simply basking in her appreciation for any new experiences.

Having returned home from a twenty-six country solo travel stint in 2017, Clare writes freelance travel pieces to keep the adventures alive, whilst of course, planning more adventures.

Eat Like a Local-Crossville Tenessee Author Linda Shepard

My entire life has been one great explorative adventure, from youth to the present. 

My mother was from the east and my dad from the south.  This country division caused us to travel from one group of relatives to the next and, sometimes we stayed long enough for me to attend school and make friends.

With this framework, it is no wonder I had no problem packing up and moving when my husband’s career required out relocating.  Numerous times over the years.

We began our journey on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where we encountered starfish, sharks, and hurricanes.  Visiting the dunes where the Wright brothers launched themselves into the air and history to the sands where wild horses roam are memories I will always cherish. 

Raw oysters, fresh from the ocean seafood, and champagne breakfasts on the beach – the Outer Banks is an area I will always love.

I had no problem hooking a trailer to the pickup, putting the dog in the back, and heading to Arizona.  Arizona will always be special to me due to its versatility.

Flagstaff offered horseback riding in the snow-capped mountains, Native American Pow Wows, and car shows galore.  Whether riding a bike or boarding the local shuttle, it was easy to go from the Lowell telescope to the many museums and lost settlements.

While touring Flagstaff is awe-inspiring,  you only need to stand outside at the right night and witness the mysterious lights floating over the Superstition Mountains, (which we witnessed one evening) or wonder of wonders, ride out a desert tornado, and you know you are observing some of the wonders the world has to offer.

And, of course, I don’t want to forget the earth trembling from an earthquake centered in the Grand Canyon. 

The mountains between Tucson and Phoenix offer snow play areas where you can pull off the road and make snow angels.  In the summer, Sedona offers areas where you can pull over and swim the creeks and pools provided by the melting mountain snow.

The opportunity to feed the stingrays at Sea World in Florida and travel by boat to a remote island while two dolphins led the way will always be cherished memories.  Riding a flatboat, with alligators swimming alongside, I made sure to visit the Manatees of Homosassa Springs, Florida.

And now I am here in Crossville, Tennessee, where I can continue my journey of exploring, learning, and sharing the many wonders of the world around me.  I have canoed the Caney, ate cotton candy from the 127-yard sale, and prowled the halls of Brushy Mountain Prison.

I have truly been blessed by being a vagabond and intend to remain open to all opportunities presented to me.

Life is one long journey and has many gifts to offer – we just need to accept them.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-CAPE TOWN CAPETOWN SOUTH AFRICA FOOD GUIDE Natasha van der Schyff

Natasha van der Schyff is an author and educator who lives in Pretoria, South Africa.  Natasha loves to travel, eat, read, and take long walks with her dog. She has been to Cape Town many times as it is her favourite city to travel to. Her husband makes a point of visiting new restaurants every time they go. In this way, she has discovered many of the foodie experiences that Cape Town has to offer.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- HANOI HANOI VIETNAM FOOD GUIDE Author Linh Le

Linh Le is a native Vietnamese, who moved to Russia at the age of six. She is grateful to life for an opportunity to have spent most part of her childhood in Ha Dong (now a district in Hanoi), Vietnam. Her very first memories are associated with living in her grandparents’ house with a little garden with exotic fruits just right at the front of it. Linh will always remember a vivid picture of happy childhood with her grandma’s delicious and beautiful meals and bright colors of numerous festivities during the year.   

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-BALTIMORE Baltimore Food Guide Author Julia Harris

Julia Harris loves finding adventure every day in her home of Baltimore and wherever the wanderlust leads her. She’s lived and worked around the United States and in Europe. For the past decade, her home base has been Baltimore and, 10 years in, she consistently discovering new charms and great meals in the city.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Food Guide Author Sarah Gurganus

Sarah Gurganus is a teacher, writer, and community organizer raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, though her family hails from Martin County on the east coast and Ashe County in the Appalachian Mountains. She is the director of the non-profit organization Fortaleza, Mujer!, dedicated to ending gender-based violence in Guatemala, where she spends the bulk of her non-North Carolina time. When she isn’t working, she enjoys exploring wherever life has taken her for the day, and makes time for her family, good food, good books, and cats. 

Sarah grew up in the farm kitchens of her grandmothers, sneaking produce directly from the field in her grandfathers’ crops, in her mother’s bakery, and eating fresh-caught seafood on docks and in sand. She’s eaten her way through a few countries and continents, and nothing compares to what she was raised on in North Carolina.

Sarah Gurganus is a teacher, writer, and community organizer raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, though her family hails from Martin County on the east coast and Ashe County in the Appalachian Mountains. She is the director of the non-profit organization Fortaleza, Mujer!, dedicated to ending gender-based violence in Guatemala, where she spends the bulk of her non-North Carolina time. When she isn’t working, she enjoys exploring wherever life has taken her for the day, and makes time for her family, good food, good books, and cats. 

Sarah grew up in the farm kitchens of her grandmothers, sneaking produce directly from the field in her grandfathers’ crops, in her mother’s bakery, and eating fresh-caught seafood on docks and in sand. She’s eaten her way through a few countries and continents, and nothing compares to what she was raised on in North Carolina.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-BELGIUM Belgium Food Guide- The Joy of the Little Country Author Marion M Kaets

Kaets Marion is a passionate writer and traveler who lives in the humble, little Belgium. She loves to write about the memories she made - and is making - and to pass her knowledge and experiences to other travelers. With an enthusiastic, young and passionate spirit she wrote this book to motivate others to go and spread their wings! 

Marion has South American blood, but is – either she wants it or not - Belgian. Both of her parents grew up in this center of Europe and she as well has put her first steps in this country. Despite her strong desire to venture the world, she will always return home for those little things that matter such as those delicious meals she grew up with. Having traveled many times to distant parts of the world, she understands that personal preferences of food and cultures are very important. Trying new things enlarge her horizon, but tasting something familiar - something Belgian - can calm her down. Simply put, she is a local in heart and blood. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- PHILIPPINES Philippines Food Guide Author Denice Hally S. Salting

Hally is an engineer by training. She is an emerging entrepreneur by choice. She is a hobbyist writer, a frequent traveler, and a life-long learner. 

Hally is a Filipino traveler and foodie. She was born and raised in the Philippines. She has lived in three different cities in this country. She has lived in Baguio City, Benguet from birth until the age of 16. She moved to Quezon City, Metro Manila for university. She lived there for 5 years. She also lived in Mabalacat, Pampanga for 1 year. She stayed there to pursue her engineering career. In 2016, She moved back to Baguio City, her hometown, to spend quality time with her family. 

Hally is a foodie. She loves all aspects of food – from preparation, presentation to consumption. Her love for food started when she was young. In fact, she started cooking at the tender age of 10 years old. Whenever she tastes a new dish, she makes sure to try to re-create it at home. 

Hally is a traveler. She has been to different cities in the US and Asia. Throughout her stays, she makes sure to experience the culture of every place. Her favorite aspect of traveling is food. She is in awe of how food can tell the story of a certain place and a certain culture.  

Eat Like a Local- BANGKOK Author Dana Konotop

Dana Konotop is a teacher, a writer and a mom of two who loves to travel and explore the cuisines of the world. Her thirst for adventure brought her and her family to the capital of the Land of Smiles in 2015. Since then Dana keeps exploring Thai culture and gastronomic secrets and peculiarities of the local society. It is interesting to note that upon arrival Dana’s food preferences have changed dramatically. Even though she used to be a meat lover before with barbecue being on top of her favourites, she decided to become a vegetarian. It literally happened overnight without Dana giving it any second thought and consideration. It just happened as something that is meant to be happens. 

However, Dana’s husband and kids have not followed the same food preferences evolution. They do love the taste of juicy steak, delicious trotters or super spicy chicken wings, which makes family outings a fun and joyful experience. As all members of Dana’s family have different tastes and favourites they always have an opportunity to explore local food offers and every time they discover something new and exciting. They are up to a challenge and are ready to go on adventure to fulfill their culinary fantasies. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-GOTHENBURG Gothenburg Sweden Food Guide Author Christina De Paris

Christina is a freelancer who lives in Gothenburg and loves to fill her apartment with plants, take photos of happenings in the street, and experience food sensations from all over the world. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg and shares her days with her lifelong love and partner in crime, Johannes. Christina takes every opportunity she can to try out a new food spot, especially when she hosts visitors in the city. One thing that she enjoys doing is making observations and taking notes on particular food and beverage trends that take hold in Gothenburg, and also tasting the local brews and fare to support homegrown businesses. She hopes that each person takes careful notice when ordering to ensure they are getting the absolute freshest and best Gothenburg has to offer.

Eat Like a Local Yerevan Author Susanna Hayrapetyan

Dear reader, let me introduce myself in a couple of words. I am Susanna Hayrapetyan from Yerevan, Armenia. I live here almost all my life and that’s not so much, just a 30 years’ time, compared to many centuries old history of my nation. I’m a wife, a mom, a business lady, a traveler and a food guru. During my trips one of the most important ways of exploring the culture of a country, to touch the spirit of a nation is through the national cuisine. It means not going to a popular touristic restaurant, but eat where the locals eat, surrounded by them, getting in contact with them. Being in hospitality business (I own a tour company and hostel here in Yerevan), it’s easy for me to get in touch with different cuisines and to help the guests of my city eat like a local and feel the Armenian hospitality.  

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- MANCHESTER Manchester United Kingdom Food Guide Author Olivia Scott

Olivia Scott is a freelance translator and content writer from Greater Manchester. Having moved to Paris at the age of eighteen for three years, Olivia has always been keen to see the world. She has travelled to India and most of South East Asia but one thing she has learnt is that there is no place like home. As soon as she was independent enough to get the train into Manchester on her own, Olivia would spend the weekends there with her friends exploring all it has to offer.

Olivia loves to travel, to meet new people and try new food. Since she was little she has always had a curiosity for trying different cuisines and loves spending time in the kitchen experimenting with recipes. Throughout her travels, Olivia loves to hear and learn about what other people have experienced as well as sharing her own adventures. After a year-long stint travelling the world with her best friend, Olivia is now ready to head home to her favourite city. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-COSTA BRAVA Costa Brava Spain Food Guide Author Ilse Briejer 

Ilse Briejer is a Dutch student who lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and loves to travel and write. 

For her studies, International Business and Management Studies, she got the chance to go abroad for six months to do an internship. When choosing a destination, she immediately thought of Spain. She has been visiting Spain since she was a little kid with her family. So after arranging everything she packed her suitcase and went to live in the beautiful region of Catalunya in Spain, also known as the Costa Brava. She lived there for six months and is currently back in the Netherlands planning her next holiday there.  

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-COLOMBO Colombo Sri Lanka Food Guide Author J. Lorenz

Jenny is a passionate traveller with a flair for the creative. From evoking emotions through music or creating strong sentiments with words, Jenny can take you to a wonderland, which is her very own world. 

Jenny loves to travel with her husband who is her globetrotting ‘partner in crime’. She is into Yoga and Pilates, but has a love of Chocolate so strong that her body doesn’t necessarily reflect the practice of Yoga or Pilates. 

Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka she has a busy day job that takes up most of her time. Balancing her new and exciting life as a mom, she still finds the time for freelance writing to keep the creativity flowing and of course to sample the delectable food at new eateries that pop up in Colombo, almost on a weekly basis. While Jenny may not be a typical foodie in the traditional sense, she gets honorary ‘foodie’ status due to her overwhelming love of ‘sugar and spice and everything nice’ that only a fellow ‘sweet tooth’ would be able to relate to.   

Whenever time permits, she and her husband along with the new addition to their family, like to travel the world to see and experience different cultures and cuisines, and share the experience with many. 

Eat Like a Local CANADA Author Abbey Dudas

Abbey Dudas is a writer who lives in a small Northern Ontario town and loves to travel and explore local delicacies. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-NETHERLANDS Netherlands Food Guide Author Jurgen Shpërdhea

Jurgen Shpërdhea is an Albanian author who lives in the Netherlands for more than five years now. He first got here through his Dutch friend who helped him get settled and now Jurgen is living in South Rotterdam for good. He has learned a lot about the Dutch culture and during this decade he has traveled many places, seen many things and tasted many local foods. It was a bit bizarre at first for him to adapt to the Dutch culinary system but now he got it and he is even able to cook like a local. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-SARAJEVO Sarajevo Food Guide Author Nihada Šabanović

Nihada Sabanovic was born in Sarajevo on September 24, 1986. By nature, a very positive and smiling person, a favorite in society for her irresistibly sympathetic humor.She graduated in Sarajevo in 2009 on the Faculty of Economics, Department of Finance. She has worked as an Administrative and Business Assistant all her life and is a writer in her spare time. In Sarajevo, she writes for famous Sarajevo web portals and has published two books so far. In her spare time, she loves to travel, explore new places and cities and try various foods and specialties. She also loves walking, music and romance, and sunset is something she doesn't miss.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-WASHINGTON DC District of Columbia Food Guide Author Mikaela Bloom

Mikaela is a writer, food blogger, and avid cook. Born and raised in Washington DC, she grew up picnicking at the Tidal Basin and discovered her love of food and cooking amongst the diverse surroundings that make DC so unique. Twenty three years later, and after graduating from George Washington University with a degree in Anthropology and Communication, she still lives in the nation’s capital and continues to explore all that Washington has to offer.

Mikaela loves nothing more than a day full of cooking and baking in preparation for a large feast with family and friends. Lots of kitchen experiments continue to teach her the art of patience and persistence, but all the failures make the successes so much sweeter. After traveling with family and studying abroad in Glasgow, Scotland, she hopes to continue indulging her love of travel, exploration, and long whimsical hikes. 

Since graduating college, Mikaela is pursuing a career in food writing and continues to dream of having her two favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics, over for dinner. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Florida Food Guide Mikayla Watkins

Mikayla Watkins relocated to Jacksonville, FL as a young child with her family and has lived there for more than 20 years. All this time in the city has earned her the title of ‘Jaxson’. She is a local teacher who is also involved in her local church.

After growing up in Jacksonville and graduating from a local college, she began her career in education but kept writing on the side. Writing has always been a passion of Mikayla’s. She would write after her family vacations or life experiences. Having these written memories provide a way to look back and remember as well as help others. As an avid traveler and wife of a pilot, she continues the traveling tradition with her son and husband. Mikayla feels the best way to teach her son about other cultures is to immerse him in them.

She continues to travel and write in the hopes of sharing her experiences and helping others make the most of each moment.

Eat Like a Local Oklahoma City Metro Author Emily Fincher

Emily is a writer who lives in Oklahoma City, OK.  She has lived in Oklahoma all her life and is intimately acquainted with all the food OKC has to offer. She loves to go to new restaurants in the city with her partner Jay and try new things. Emily is always seeking the unique and different. She loves tradition with a creative twist — and sweets, lots of sweets.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-ISTANBUL Istanbul Food Guide Author FURKAN AYHAN

Furkan is a 39-year-old merchant in fishing industry and lives in Istanbul. He was born and lived totally 25 years in Istanbul and a he is a lover of this city.  He has lived at four different cities (including all 3 biggest cities of Turkey; Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul) before and traveled nearly all the other cities of Turkey for business. He also traveled to a number of countries (including USA, Europe and Afghanistan) for business. 

So he loves to travel and the most important issue of these travels is food (Maybe accommodation comes first but the real time spending researches are about food). As a planning expert where to eat, what to eat are the primarily issues.

He does the same thing in his daily life and tries to go to different places of Istanbul and find best things to eat. This made him very experienced at eating in Istanbul and he is ready to share them.

Furkan is a 39-year-old merchant in fishing industry and lives in Istanbul. He was born and lived totally 25 years in Istanbul and a he is a lover of this city.  He has lived at four different cities (including all 3 biggest cities of Turkey; Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul) before and traveled nearly all the other cities of Turkey for business. He also traveled to a number of countries (including USA, Europe and Afghanistan) for business. 

So he loves to travel and the most important issue of these travels is food (Maybe accommodation comes first but the real time spending researches are about food). As a planning expert where to eat, what to eat are the primarily issues. He does the same thing in his daily life and tries to go to different places of Istanbul and find best things to eat. This made him very experienced at eating in Istanbul and he is ready to share them.

Riane Francisco is a Singaporean who spent the first 29 years of her life living on the east coast of Singapore. Like most Singaporeans, growing up in Singapore quickly cemented a life-long obsession with her local favourite food, and the eternal quest to find the best chicken rice. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-SINGAPORE Singapore Food Guide Author RIANE FRANCISCO

An Eastie for life, she has recently moved to the East Coast of the United States, where she loves regaling stories of the amazing food she misses from Singapore to anyone who will listen.

Eat Like a Local-Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City Utah Food Guide Author Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson is a writer who has lived all her life in Utah. She loves the scenery, the people, and the quality of life there; she’s less fond of the constant construction on I-15.

Emily loves both travel and food, and she especially loves a combination of the two; trying a local specialty in a new place is, for her, just about as good as it gets. Her personal dining motto is to always order something you couldn’t get somewhere else.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-CHATTANOOGA Chattanooga Tennessee Food Guide Ashe Hilling

 Ashe Hilling is an author and editor who has lived in Chattanooga since 1997. Ashe loves to write more than anything, and has been published in the local newspaper and on video gaming websites. Ashe enjoys anything creative, but most of all they love food. Ashe is a home chef and a connoisseur of the local farmer’s markets, and they have been referred to by many as a true foodie. Since 2015, Ashe has been exploring the local culinary scene of Chattanooga, visiting new restaurants each weekend to find the best spots in town.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-CYPRUS Cyprus Food Guide CHRISSIE STEPHEN

For more than 23 years, Chrissie Stephen (Flint) and her family lived in Cyprus. It really was ‘love at first sight’ when they arrived and were driven from the airport through the citrus groves with the fruit glistening in the winter sunshine and its almost intoxicating fragrance.

Chrissie loved living in beautiful Cyprus and the warmth and hospitality of its people. She worked as a writer and radio presenter and her interest in the traditions of the country and its food, took her to the smallest villages where time seems to have stood still and the days and weeks are measured by the passing seasons rather than the clock.

Cyprus is a great place to visit all year through and has something of interest for all ages. For Chrissie, the magic of Cyprus begins as you step out of the aircraft and smell the distinctive fragrance of the island, created by its wild herbs…

For more than 23 years, Chrissie Stephen (Flint) and her family lived in Cyprus. It really was ‘love at first sight’ when they arrived and were driven from the airport through the citrus groves with the fruit glistening in the winter sunshine and its almost intoxicating fragrance.

Chrissie loved living in beautiful Cyprus and the warmth and hospitality of its people. She worked as a writer and radio presenter and her interest in the traditions of the country and its food, took her to the smallest villages where time seems to have stood still and the days and weeks are measured by the passing seasons rather than the clock.

Cyprus is a great place to visit all year through and has something of interest for all ages. For Chrissie, the magic of Cyprus begins as you step out of the aircraft and smell the distinctive fragrance of the island, created by its wild herbs…

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA SARAJEVO Food Guide Author Edin Mujčinović

 Mujčinović Edin is a young man from Sarajevo, a student of the Law Faculty in Sarajevo who loves castle, arts and culture of their nation. He is considered gourmet and likes to experiment with different flavors. He traveled the world, but his food is nowhere better at home. Is this the subjective opinion of the author, it is questionable whether the security can be said that he loves his country. With many study tours brought the impressions of various culinary challenges and came to the conclusion that it is best at home.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REDWOODS AND THE SOUTHERN OREGON COAST Food Guide Author Jordan Blansit

Jordan is a freelance writer who lives in Brookings, Oregon, just a mile north of the northern California border and minutes by car from Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park. She loves to write, hike with her cat Dess, and interact with animals, nature, and technology (in that order) in lieu of people whenever possible. She has lived in the gorgeous semi-wilderness on the breeze-swept beaches of southern Oregon for a year, and in the past, spent eight years in the beautiful, tree-dominated wilds of Lane County, Oregon. 

Jordan enjoys reading and writing, but not arithmetic. She began writing at the tender young age of 13 with her first novel. The decade afterward was spent honing her abilities in the classroom and at home. Jordan dual-majored in biology and chemistry with a minor in psychology and English at Missouri State University. She completed 70 credits before suffering a mental breakdown and taking a leave of absence from school. In the period after, Jordan lived with her parents and worked in a lockdown Alzheimer's unit to pay off a useless half-degree. A year later, when her parents offered to move her out to the West Coast with them, she jumped at the opportunity - both out of love of the redwoods and a festering hatred of the Midwest. 

Despite having been in the area only a year, Jordan calls herself a true local, having delved headfirst into the culture from day one and never looking back. Determined to forget her failures as a Midwest college dropout, she took to the woods with a beat-up pair of old boots and a borrowed backpack. She made this green, glorious new world her home and put 70 miles on those shabby ole boots in the first two weeks. In the year since, those boots have seen over two hundred miles more as Jordan explored every nook and cranny and crevice of this new land. From the centuries-old forests of Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park to the coastal evergreens north of the border in Oregon and the dune forests of the California coast, Jordan has discovered it all. 

Along with all of this wilderness exploring came a giant appetite. Girl hiked off those calories, she has a right to stuff them back in her face again, right? After every hike – almost daily for months, and then twice to thrice a week after that – Jordan made it a point to visit a new eatery and sample the best local cuisine on offer. After a few weeks, she ran out of restaurants, so she circled around again to try another dish or two, naturally. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-OHIO Ohio Food Guide Author Emily Householder Stacey

Emily Householder Stacey is a proud lifelong resident of Ohio. She was born and raised in the Pottery Capital of the World, East Liverpool before moving to the West Side of Cleveland as a young adult. Emily is a proud alumna of Beaver Local High School in East Liverpool and Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science. Emily owns and operates a travel agency, a wedding officiating business, and writes on the side. (Yes, she is a Type A person). She has traveled throughout Australia, Asia and North America. When she is not working or writing, you will find her sampling new restaurants with her husband Bruce, taking her son Theodore to the children’s museum or the Cleveland Zoo, joining her sister Sarah at a local park, or snuggling on the couch with her cat Aida. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-SEOUL Seoul Food Guide Author Jason Kim

Jason is a student who currently lives in Gangnam, the heart of Seoul, Korea. Jason loves to pay visits to new restaurants, and, more recently, food trucks that appear on the sidewalks. As a resident of Korea since he was four years old and raised by Korean parents, Jason developed a liking for both local, experimental, and fusion Korean food. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-SWEDEN Sweden Food Guide Author Louise Walting

I’m a teacher, writer and translator living in a rather small town in Sweden but I grew up in our second biggest town, Gothenburg, where  I still have family and friends and I love to visit Gothenburg on the weekends. I love travelling, both in my own country and abroad, and of course finding good places to eat plays a significant role in a good travel experience!

Having been married to a chef I’m also quite picky as well as well educated on food and especially seafood, which is central to the kitchen of Gothenburg which is located right by the sea and have a long history of fishing, Every morning there’s an auction held at the harbor where restaurants and shops bid over each other in order to be the first ones to serve or sell lobster for the season for example. This is a great experience which is open to anyone, so if you can imagine getting up in the middle of the night to be there early morning and see for yourself, you should. Especially if you are as fond of seafood as I am!

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-GERMANY German Food Guide Author Mikael Arcangeli

Mikael Arcangeli (b. Michael Webb) is a professional artist, composer, writer, researcher, musical director, actor, concert pianist, producer, and food-lover who has entertained at least two former U.S. presidents, and once held the world record for the longest piano recital in history (32 hours).  With 21 years of live worldwide performances and production experience to his credit, Mikael is a highly decorated and well sought-after entertainer.  Mikael has a natural gift for setting the right vibes at a formal or informal event, gathering, or social scene as a proud “intro-extrovert”.  He currently resides in Hamburg, Germany with his wife, two adorable daughters, and two cats - Mika and Luka.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- NEW YORK CITY New York Food Guide Author Alex Auclair

Alex is a high school science teacher in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. He enjoys spending his non-teaching time writing while having a drink at different bars and restaurants around the city. He has lived in New York City for about ten years and has loved every moment of it. In an earlier life he worked as an archaeologist at Mayan sites in Mexico. Traveling and exploring different cultures is in his blood. He is always looking for the next adventure and new dish to try.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- PORTLAND JAMAICA Portland Food Guide Author MONIQUE  OATES

Monique has lived in Portland, Jamaica for the past twenty years. She is a senior lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education, the premiere agriculture institution in the Caribbean.Monique has long been intrigued by food culture as she has lived and travelled around the Caribbean with a Jamaican father and Guyanese mother. A part of her delight was to sample the local cuisines of the Caribbean. While she has some fond memories of eateries across the Caribbean, she still thinks Jamaica has the best and most authentic cuisine. To her, Port Antonio is heaven on earth. Peace and tranquility paired with great food is heaven. Monique enjoys authentic Jamaican foods prepared with local herbs and spices from the market where she visits every Saturday morning to ensure she has a weekly supply of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. One of her greatest satisfaction comes from preparing authentic Jamaican meals and watching her guests devour with delight.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-UKRAINE Ukraine Food Guide Author Iryna Shyp

Iryna is an entrepreneur, a traveler, a Google local guide, and a foodie. Originally, from Ukraine, she graduated as a lawyer, but tried many occupations in her life: she worked as a legal counsel, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company, and then became an entrepreneur. Iryna likes everything that makes her creative and does not afraid to try something new. She is an experienced traveler who visited over 20 countries, meeting with exotic cultures, and tasting many new meals. Iryna enjoys cooking traditional Ukrainian food and drinks for her family and friends as well as making something yummy from foreign cuisine learned from her travel experience 

Mostly, Iryna loves taking trips overseas. Having traveled to over twenty countries across four continents, Iryna loves to be immersed in other cultures and to see and experience other lifestyles. She believes that shared experiences, particularly with strangers or those very different to us, are often the most enriching. Despite her love for traveling, Iryna adores Ukrainian language, cuisine, and culture.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-ATLANTA Atlanta Food Guide Author Michael DeRose

Michael DeRose is a freelance writer originally from a small town in Michigan who has lived in Atlanta for ten years now.  He enjoys exploring different restaurants and areas of sprawling Metro Atlanta.  He is happy to call Atlanta home and loves the city for the diverse food options, long fall seasons, and huge amount of greenery present throughout the city in the form of landscaping, parks, and forestry.

Throughout his time in Atlanta Michael has lived in many different areas of the city and has always found it easy to find excellent restaurants nearby.  He is proud to have found favorites that he considers worth the drive now and continues to explore new and recommended restaurants.  

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-LISBON Lisbon Food Guide Author Yessica Klein

Yessica Klein is a half-German, half-Brazilian writer who currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Yessica loves to cook new recipes and discover the culinary experiences of new countries. 

She has lived in São Paulo (Brazil), London, where she got her M.A. in Creative Writing from Kingston University, Liverpool (both in the U.K.), and Lisbon (Portugal). She is working as a content writer and her writing has been published widely both online and in print.

Her current dream food destination is India. You can follow her on @yessicaklein.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-PORTO ALEGRE BRAZIL Porto Alegre Food Guide Author Gustavo L. V. da Costa

Gustavo L. V. da Costa is a writer and lawyer who resides at Vacaria, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where he was born, in 1987. He lived at Porto Alegre, the capital of the state, and subject to this book for about five years, where he studied in UFRGS (federal public university) and took part in poetry and creative writing workshops. At the end of 2019, he published, as Gustavo Lagranha, his first book of short stories. The tips and descriptions in this book come from his permanent desire to know new tastes and places, and from the curiosity about the habits of a big city full of diversity as Porto Alegre.   

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis Indiana Food Guide Author Haley Welch

Haley is a writer, traveler, and a foodie who has lived in Indianapolis in different capacities her entire life. She moved downtown six years ago and has enjoyed spending this time getting to know the heart of her city even further. She spends far too much of her income on food, and consequently has too many opinions on the Indianapolis food scene, but perhaps an appropriate amount to qualify her to write 50 tips about it. When she’s not going out to eat, she’s running, playing her guitar or violin, hanging out at a brewery, planning her next trip, or getting angry at Spotify’s song limit. Haley also loves to spend time at concerts and music festivals and would love for Indianapolis to become the home of more major music events.Haley fell in love with travel in her early twenties and has not looked back. She particularly enjoys traveling solo as it caters to a more humbling and reverent experience. She feels that as travel becomes more accessible, it is more important than ever to practice responsible tourists.She believes that traveling, whether it be in your own neighborhood or a country on the other side of the world, is one of the best ways to develop compassion for how different people live and think.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-DENVER Denver Colorado Food Guide Author Libby Thompson

Libby is a middle school English teacher who lives in Denver, CO. She loves getting outside into Colorado’s mountains to snowboard, snowshoe and hike. During her summers off she spends her time exploring outside of Colorado’s borders, leading student trips and trying out local cuisine across the world.  Libby has lived in Colorado all her life, and in Denver for over four years. She has always found connection through food – connection.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-CONNECTICUT Connecticut Food Guide Author Angelina Rosa Truax

Angelina was born and raised in Connecticut. A foodie at heart, her hobbies include watching movies, going to see musicals, and traveling. Her poetry was included in the anthologies Learning To Fly and The Best Poems And Poets Of 2002. In 2004 she penned a book of poetry titled Poem For My Father. You can read her unique view on feature films on the mxdwn Movies website, where she is a feature writer. She enjoys writing different genres and pushing herself to the next level creatively. She currently resides in the northwest hills of Connecticut with her husband, son, and dog. As an Italian-American, food has been a significant part of her life. Angelina’s paternal grandmother, Jean, wasn’t much of a chef but stressed the importance of family coming together for a meal. Angelina’s childhood was spent bonding with her extended family with food never in short supply. Jean and Angelina had a special connection, exchanging letters when they weren’t together. She learned the secret of making lasagna in Jean’s kitchen and now makes it for her family. On her mother's side, she watched her maternal grandmother, Maria, cook food with ease. The kitchen was an extension of herself, never measuring or seeking the guidance of a recipe. She relied on the smell and taste of the food rather than what was on a sheet of paper. Angelina would spend part of her summer with Maria as a child watching her cook with love as the secret ingredient. Before her passing, Maria gifted Angelina the recipe for doughnuts and a rolling pin to continue the tradition of home-made doughnuts.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-VIRGINIA Virginia Food Guide Author Laura Gray

Laura Gray is a retired elementary teacher and math specialist. After retiring she became a freelancer who works in the travel industry. Since 1988 she has lived in Norfolk, Virginia.  Laura enjoys traveling, researching travel locations, and eating at mom and pop restaurants. She enjoys being outdoors, whether it is relaxing at the beach, walking the golf course, exploring a magnificent waterfall, or trying local restaurant entrees wherever she heads. Laura continues to explore the culinary scenes across Virginia and will share some of hers and others' favorites in the following pages. 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL- BIRMINGHAM   Birmingham United Kingdom Food Guide Author Victoria Heath

Victoria Heath is a student who likes nothing more than to write. Whether it be a single sentence that spurs her awake in the middle of the night, or an entire short story based off a brief encounter at a bus stop, Victoria finds the spark of writing at the heart of everything she does. She loves to travel too, with her dream to visit as many places as she can around the world; so it seemed a no-brainer to write about her home of Birmingham to show others what makes it so unique. Victoria has lived her entire life in the city, and as such has grown accustomed to some of the tips and tricks of getting around. She wants to share her knowledge with you, the reader, and hopefully pass on the message that, yes, - in the whirlwind of travel, Birmingham needs to be placed firmly on people’s bucket lists of places to visit.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-FLORIDA Florida Food Guide Author  Jeydie Woloszczuk

Jeydie Woloszczuk is a Puerto Rican who was raised in Miami and has traveled most of Florida and abroad. She loves to read, write and travel. She enjoys trying new things, especially if its food. She prefers a mom and pop restaurant to the typical fast food chains. Jeydie currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and Betta fish, Kubo.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-MALTA Malta Food Guide Author Danielle Eloise

Danielle Eloise is an adventurer who adores moving to get to know other cultures more than places, giving life to the landscapes by interacting with locals, to fully capture the atmosphere of the hosting countries, and take them with her. What she thinks about Food?! An essential ingredient to passionately complete the journey! Danielle has always had an innate curiosity for food, taste, chemistry, nutrition and involvement of the senses. Food is earth, the earth lives, the earth tells you. After traveling and having lived in many countries, she wanted to discover Malta, the unknown sunny island, where she is now.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-DELAWARE Delaware Food Guide Author Anjeneé Cannon

Anjeneé Cannon is a freelance and creative writer born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She has lived in Delaware for most of her life and when she wasn’t living here during her college years, she always anticipated returning back home to enjoy the dishes of some of her favorite local eateries. Anjeneé was first introduced to some of the most famous local restaurants, sub shops, and cafes in Delaware by her family members, one of which whom has resided in Delaware for 92 years, her grandmother, Aletha.

Although she can’t deny that her grandmother’s cooking is the best, she is always eager to introduce her out of state friends and colleagues to the widely recognized and locally known hotspots around Delaware. 

In her spare time, she enjoys writing content, poetry, and working towards finishing her Bachelor of Science at the locally renowned, Wilmington University. Amongst her many other hobbies, she enjoys most staying connected to her surroundings in nature and through her writing and educational ventures, she hopes to start a new life somewhere in the vast rolling greens hills of Vermont, surrounded eternally by nature . . .

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-EGYPT Egypt Food Guide Author Manal O. Kordi

Manal O. Kordi is a serial traveler, business consultant, content writer, a travel and food blogger, a foodie and a dairy-free baker and cook who lives in Cairo, Egypt and loves to explore the world from all aspects one city at a time, to read and to cook.

She’s born in Giza –Egypt. She loves to try new recipes from  all around the world and create new dishes since she was a little child. She loves to take every single opportunity to eat out and try new food and different restaurants in Egypt as well as in the countries she visits. She loves to cook Mediterranean and Southern American dishes. She appreciates Egyptian food culture for it’s both flavorful and comforting.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-CHICAGO Chicago Illinois Food Guide Author Hira Khan

Hira is a thirty-year-old writer that was born in the country of Pakistan. She moved to the United States of America at the age of seven and has been in the Chicago land area ever since. She has spent five years living in the heart of the city and the rest of her life in surrounding suburbs. She has over ten years of experience in writing, which ranges from academic research articles to blog posts. With a passion for staying healthy, Hira has gotten a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Master’s in Public Health. She believes that a person’s mental health and physical health contribute significantly to their overall well being. She also has a passion for fitness. She works out several times a week with the goal of achieving a lower body fat. She is a vegetarian and always looking up new ways to create nutritious, yet tasty recipes, so she does not get bored with her diet. 

Hira loves to explore cuisines from all different cuisines and explore different cultures. Having traveled throughout the United States of America, Hira has tried Food from many different states. Her favorite food is Mexican cuisine, Indian cuisine, and pizza. She has explored many different restaurants in Chicago during her time here and is very knowledgeable about the different Food this city has to offer. She is very proud to be a Chicagoan.   

EAT LIKE A LOCAL-SAN DIEGO The Food and the Sunsets North County San Diego California Author Judy Rose-Paterson

Judy is a former flight attendant and Early Childhood Education teacher.  She was born and raised in the suburban Detroit area and relocated to San Diego, California, shortly after being married.  She can honestly and without embarrassment say it was more to get away from the weather than anything else.  One of the coldest Christmases ever prompted she and her husband to say “no more.”  By the following March, she and David had been to San Diego, found two jobs, rented an apartment, and they returned to Michigan to pack up and head west like the pioneers of old hauling few belongings cross country.  They’ve been in San Diego over 20 years, an appropriate length of time to be considered a true Californian.  Judy’s about everything Southern California, especially having dinner at a place overlooking the ocean and watching the many miraculous and beautiful sunsets. Judy enjoys reading, watercolor painting, travel (not tired of it at all after flying the friendly skies), wine, and her work as a nanny with children 6 weeks to 5 years.  One of her favorite things is finding the perfect children’s book to read to “her” children be it humor, adventure, fairytale, or just a good story.  In fact, Judy’s decided to try her hand at writing a children’s book, and her storyboard has begun! Judy’s travels have had her falling in love specifically with London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Puerta Vallarta, Mexico; and the Lake Como region of Italy.  And, what a coincidence that each place happens to offer different adventures for the palate! Judy loves entertaining whether it’s a full five-course Italian meal for a dinner party or a small Ladies’ Wine Happy Hour with girlfriends.  In fact, her personal claim to fame is that she has never prepared the same menu twice when entertaining friends for dinner since hosting her first dinner party her last year in college.  It’s also been reported that her themed decorated cupcakes are a must for a preschooler’s birthday! 













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