A globetrotting quest to find the world's best restaurants

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In Mumbai, Besha Rodell visited Shree Thaker Bhojanalay, which specializes in Gujarati thali. Photo credit: Besha Rodell

Over four months, New York Times columnist Besha Rodell traveled more than 100,000 miles, visited six continents, and spent nearly 300 hours in the air. It was a mission to find 30 of the World’s Best restaurants for the first-ever joint list between Travel and Leisure and Food & Wine. A former restaurant critic for the LA Weekly, Besha was recently back in Los Angeles and visited KCRW’s Good Food to talk about her experience. 

A vista of the Soča Valley in Slovenia, where Besha Rodell visited the restaurant Hisa Franko. Photo credit: Besha Rodell

A plate of sea urchin at Rene Redzepi's Noma in Copenhagen. Photo credit: Besha Rodell



Evan Kleiman