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!).

American Visionary Arts Museum Dazzles Baltimore

The weekend before Valentine’s Day found us in Baltimore, Maryland, my wife Therese’s native city, celebrating the holiday a little early and spending time with our friend Faith, who lives just outside of Baltimore.  It all began with a visit … Continue reading

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Mini Coconut Layer Cake Vegan Buttercream Frosting

When Therese’s birthday came around last October, she started talking about how she wanted me to make her a coconut cake.  It took me a while to find the time (and ingredients) to do so, but what I came up … Continue reading

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Boston Freedom Trail Exploring Framed by MFA and Gardner Museum

When Therese had to go to Boston for work recently, she invited me to come along.  She explained that for part of the time I would be on my own, but we would also have time to visit a museum … Continue reading

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Schnippers Supplies Post AMC Empire Twenty Five Movie Lunch

There are those days when most of us would love to play hooky, to take a break from our regular hum-drum lives and have a little fun.  Therese and I recently got into the habit of doing just this – … Continue reading

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Peaceful Provisions Headlines Pine Box Rock Shop Vegan Shopup

I am always ecstatic to learn about new sources of good quality scrumptious vegan baked goods.  So when my brother Chris told me about Peaceful Provisions, a floating bakery that shows up at various events in Brooklyn, I was very … Continue reading

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Dairy Free Viennese Apple Strudel Brings Many Smiles

I love baking, and so I am always looking for new things to try my baking hand at.  Recently, it became clear to us that I had yet to try any recipes from the cookbook I bought when we were … Continue reading

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Jury Duty Shanghai Cuisine Xiao Long Bao Soup Dumplings

After watching Emeril’s show “Eat the World” – specifically, the episode with Mario Batali where they eat soup dumplings in Shanghai, China – I was keen on having some of those soup dumplings myself.  Traditionally called Xiao Long Bao, they … Continue reading

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