Real Shopping

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What's shopping have to do with being a real food traveler? Well, a gal's gotta do something between meals!

No, really, realfoodtraveler is all about everything authentic in the travel experience. And we believe that shopping can be a very authentic experience. Like the regional and artisan foods we love, we favor goods that are handcrafted and made by the locals. We love quirky places that are original and places that, like independent restaurants, bakeries, and other food businesses, represent someone's dream. That's what we bring you in Real Shopping.

As always, dear readers, if you know of a shop, market, or artisan who produces items we should know about, let us know. Perhaps we'll pay them a visit and they'll end up in our favorites in Real Shopping.

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Edge of Belgravia Ceramic Knives: Cutting Edge Innovation

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RFT Editors test multi-functional Belgravia ceramic knives.

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WearEver Pure Living Ceramic Baking Sheet: It’s Hot!

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RFT Editors fall in love with WearEver’s Ceramic baking sheet.

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Suncana Pod Brewer: Elegant Coffee Making

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Our editors field test Suncana, one of the best pod coffee brewers.

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Knork: A New Kind of Flatware

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Forks that cut and spear without knives. Try Knorks.

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WearEver Cast Lite Fry Pan: Lighter Cooking

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WearEver, those durable pan folks, offer a new, lighter alternative to cast iron.

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Wearever Ceramic: Pans You’ll Love

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Our Editor puts Wearever Ceramic pans to the test.

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Black Diamond Z-Trekking Poles: Travel Perfect

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Our editors field test Black Diamond trekking poles.

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Tilley Endurables Women’s Waterproof Jacket: Versatile Travel Jacket

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RFT Editor stays dry with Tilley Endurables waterproof jacket.

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Tilley Airflow with Insect Shield: Beats the Bugs

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Tilley Endurables Airflow with Insect Shield versus Alaska mosquitoes..

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IMUSA Non-stick Dutch Oven: Easy, One-Pot Cooking

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Here’s a lightweight Dutch oven you’ll love.

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BOXXLE! Better Box Wine

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RFT wine authority, Sue Frause, puts BOXXLE, a box wine device, to the test.

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Chef’s Choice Knife Sharpener: Sharp Knives and Fast

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Our editor puts Chef’s Choice Professional Sharpening Station 130 through its paces.

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