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Ishay Govender-Ypma is a freelance travel and food writer based in South Africa, who wisely abandoned a career in commercial law to pursue cultural immersion and air miles. Read more of her work at foodandthefabulous.com.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Icelandic Skyr


Skyr is one of Iceland’s most adored food. This cultured dairy product is made from skim milk and resembles lush, ultrathick Greek yogurt.

Matsvnis Soup

Matsvnis, The Georgian Soup That Boosts Longevity


Want to live to be over 100? In Georgia and the surrounding Caucasus region, where there is no shortage of centenarians, one rumored key to longevity is a thin, mildly tart fermented dairy product called matsoni. Known for its probiotic strains that boost gut health, aid in calcium absorption, and increase immunity, the yogurt-like substance […]