Restaurant chef-turned-chocolatier David Briggs is a mad man of pork. At Xocolatl de David in Portland, Ore., he mixes bacon into chocolate bars and pushes it to another stratosphere by adding everything from lard to pig blood in confections.
National Parks get a lot of attention. They are the divas and pop stars of the country’s parks. But often just as amazing and precious are our state parks, some of which may be almost literally at your back door.
The springtime pleasures of Phoenix, Ariz., lured writer Kristen Haney. Feted by the local visitors bureau, she embarked on a travel spree that included hiking, touring an olive mill, taste-testing beer, and playing strange musical instruments.