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!).

Middleton Place and Opening Night Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Visiting Middleton Place during our week in Charleston was my lovely wife Therese’s idea.  To be more specific, it was in a list of possible things to do that she emailed to me and I dutifully pasted at the end … Continue reading

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Bunny Peeps Brownies Make Special Easter Treats

Since Therese and I were planning to attend a family Easter dinner this year at my nieces house, and I knew there would be young people present (i.e., less than 5 years old), I thought it would be fun to … Continue reading

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Charleston Wine & Food Festival Week Overview

Therese and I had an absolutely fabulous time when we were in Charleston over the end of February and beginning of March for the city’s Wine & Food Festival.  It was our last visit to the city before we (gasp) … Continue reading

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McCrady’s Tavern Crowns Tuesday in Charleston

Our second full day in Charleston for our Wine & Food Festival week opened with promise.  We had a couple of appointments to meet with a landscaper and potential contractor, and then there were some storefronts to visit in the … Continue reading

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Charleston Wine & Food Festival Week Begins with Fig Restaurant

Therese and I had been looking forward to our week in Charleston for a long time.  We would be attending their Wine & Food Festival, which began on Wednesday night; but we traveled there on Sunday afternoon so that we … Continue reading

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Baltimore Walters Museum Concludes Valentine Weekend

The Sunday before Valentine’s Day this year was a chance for us to visit Baltimore’s Walters Museum (my first time there).  Unlike the day before, when we got to spend time with our friend Faith (as we saw both the … Continue reading

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Bushwick Market Hotel Hosts Sunday Vegan Market

Nowadays, it seems like every weekend in Brooklyn, somewhere somebody is having a vegan market.  Last weekend it was the Market Hotel in Bushwick, which is across the street from the Myrtle Avenue stop of the J train, that was … Continue reading

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