Author Archives: Karl Peterson

About Karl Peterson

Karl Peterson is an avid traveler, passionate about food and food-related entertainment, completely allergic to dairy. He is founder, owner and principle contributor to "The Dairy Free Traveler" blog. The Dairy Free Traveler perfectly dovetails two of his greatest areas of interest: traveling near and far, and searching for great cuisine (especially dairy free!) The Dairy Free Traveler publishes original material about the dairy free lifestyle, eating the best food in the most interesting destinations around the world. Karl's tours take him from thriving New York City, to exotic Marrakesh, to elegant Paris bistros -- (yes! even Parisians have gotten on the dairy free bandwagon.) The Dairy Free Traveler himself also engages with independent dairy free food producers, highlighting new dairy free product launches and events that support dairy free entrepreneurs. Peterson is among the top 7 most widely read TripAdvisor reviewers in New York City and is repeatedly cited as a Top Contributor at TripAdvisor.com. His reviews have garnered more than 542,000 readers -- half in the U.S., and half among the many countries he has visited around the world. Beyond writing this blog, Peterson is a published author, with contributions to "Savoring Gotham" edited by Andrew F. Smith (published 2015 by Oxford University) and the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Cheese (a bit ironic, yes, but a professional is often asked to stretch beyond their comfort zone!).

Overview of Week in Strasbourg and Colmar France

While Therese and I continue to work on our new house in our new home in Charleston, South Carolina, there are the occasional respites from all that hard work.  For example, Therese had to go to Strasbourg, France for business … Continue reading

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Chihuly Nights Show at New York Botanical Garden

The first day of our anniversary celebration weekend was taken up with an evening visit to the New York Botanical Garden, to see the first exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s glass extravaganza in ten years.  We thought it would be especially … Continue reading

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Saturday Culinary Village Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Saturday in our Wine & Food Festival week in Charleston was devoted to that feast of all feast, that sampler of all samplers, the Culinary Village, held in Charleston’s Marion Square. We started off our day with a very light … Continue reading

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Dairy Free Swedish Meatballs Over Egg Noodles

Several nights ago, I was feeling like a simple hearty, comfort-y dinner, so I followed through on a plan of mine to make a dairy free version of an old favorite, Swedish meatballs, over egg noodles (with peas as well). … Continue reading

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Miyoko’s Vegan Butter Elevates Normandy Apple Cream Tart

As part of our anniversary weekend, I thought I would make an apple custard tart.  I love apple pie – a dessert that features fruit so prominently – and putting some light fluffy custard in there gives it an added … Continue reading

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Indaco Wine Lunch and Descendants of Daniel Panel Event

Excellent Italian lunch WITH wine, a chance to hear legendary chef Daniel Boulud chatting with some of his favorite former employees who are now well-known celebrity chefs in their own right, and dinner at a cozy up-town tavern.  Also known … Continue reading

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Radish Greens Avocado Quiche Satisfying Sunday Dinner

It all started when we went to Union Square Greenmarket this past Saturday.  We found lots of great vegetables to buy.  No strawberries yet, which is what I was hoping for, but we did find some gorgeous looking radishes, with … Continue reading

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