Thailand, Floating market, Damnern Saduak, photo: thaila105 Photo copyright Lee Foster,, 510/549-2202,

Thailand, Floating market, Damnern Saduak, photo: thaila105 – photo copyright Lee Foster,, 510/549-2202,

Thanks to everyone who submitted a story for BATW’s upcoming publication, BATW Travel Features and Photos: Taste of Travel. We had so many excellent entries that we couldn’t fit them all into one book, so we decided to publish two Taste of Travel books.

"Taste of Travel" - Cover

“Taste of Travel” – Cover

The first is now available. It brings readers more than three dozen stories and photo essays, taking them to exciting, often exotic, destinations both here and abroad. Judith Horstman’s Blueberry Memories recalls warm summer days picking the delectable berries with friends and family in New Hampshire. Jan and Stuart Wilson’s Festival of Food: Gilroy, California’s Garlic Capital not only gives a greater appreciation of the “stinking rose” in all its appearances (bruschetta to ice cream), but also of the region’s other riches–such as fruit and wine. April Orcutt’s Peru Beyond Cuy and Potatoes: Food as a Tool for Social Change demonstrates some benefits of cultural exchange–travelers gain a greater appreciation of an indigenous Peruvian culture and food, and the Quechua experiment with growing a wider variety of crops and offering an increasingly appealing selection of foods to visitors. In Laurie MacAndish King’s Your Crocodile Has Arrived, King scans a menu in the Australian Outback to find a dish that sounds exotic, but not too scary.

You can download this exceptional publication as a free PDF here (no strings attached; with many photos, it’s a big file, so please give it time to download). You can also purchase the 4-color printed book.

Taste of Travel - Fall 2017

Taste of Travel – Fall 2017 Cover

The second Taste of Travel book (Fall 2017) is now available. In it, readers will travel to culinary hotspots with 33 of Bay Area Travel Writers professional and award-winning members. Savor tasty and exotic stories, and photographs, from throughout the globe. Readers will be reminded of one of travel’s biggest cultural adventures—dining out. Want a kremówka (custardy cheese cake) with your coffee? Spend some time in Warsaw. Looking for a new lunch treat? Try jian bing (fried crepe) in Beijing. Prefer a holiday treat? Order a rich, rum-soaked Christmas pudding in London.

Download this exceptional publication as a free PDF here (no strings attached–ignore the message that reads, “free with print purchase”). With its many photos, it takes time to download). You can also purchase the 4-color printed book.

Questions? Contact Susan Alcorn: or 510-339-6616.