Did You Know?
The Tasmanian pepperberry is harvested wild from the island of Tasmania in Australia, with the leaf and berry used in everything from cocktails to sauces and vinaigrettes. According to World Spice Merchants, pepperberries “truly shine as a finishing touch on everything from steak to sliced tomatoes and fresh watermelon,” but it’s not just used to flavor food. For generations, indigenous Australians have used it as a medicine—it has four times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries—to treat everything from stomach aches to venereal disease.
Encounters that take you there.
Before there were guidebooks, 18th- and 19th-century authors wrote “stranger’s guides” to cities and countries, pamphlets and books that combined helpful tips with particular and offbeat advice and context: the best boarding houses alongside bits of history, preferred brothels as well as ways to avoid pickpockets. These guides were far removed from a modern, sanitized Fodor’s—rather they were personal, eccentric and intimate portrayals of place.
Stranger’s Guide is a modern version of that idea—a nonprofit publication designed to reveal the intricacies of places across the globe, through both local and foreign eyes.