When Mekong Fine Thai Cuisine opened its doors in Creekside Village on Canada Day, it brought an eclectic blend of spices to British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, adding to Whistler’s already diverse gastronomical array of restaurants.

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is also the farthest south, with a climate suitable for producing fresh produce, cheese, honey, herbs, and olive oil, all contributing to longevity and well-being.

Germany has some of the best Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmärkte) in the world, running from the end of November until Christmas and sometimes longer. Here are two of the best.

One thing I learned while eating my way through Southwest Nova Scotia is that every chef and establishment has a unique story, binding together the history of the region and its food.

Edmundston, New Brunswick, used to be known as Petit-Sault (Little Falls) because of its location near the rapids where the Madawaska River flows into the Saint John River. It has long been an important bootlegging hub, and its history is rooted in the people who manufacture alcoholic beverages—both past and present.

Whether in a dining car aboard the Rocky Mountaineer or a Florida restaurant operated by the first Top Chef All-Stars winner, these three chefs draw inspiration from the land, using their surroundings to cultivate viable food sources.