Inside the Best Restaurant in Tibet
“Makye Ame is not just a restaurant,” says owner Tsering Wangchen. “It’s a stage where people can experience Tibetan culture.”
In China, There’s a Hipster Yak Coffee Joint Run by Tibetan Nomads
Outfitted with aged wood panels and dangling Edison-style bulbs, Charu looks like the kind of coffee shop I avoid in the States—but in Chengdu, it's trying to offer new opportunities for Tibetans.
Why More Tibetan Nomads Are Going Vegetarian
Over the last 15 years, a wave of Tibetans has fully embraced vegetarianism, as nomads and previously isolated towns have gotten access to other foods besides yak products.
I Drank Cannabis Coffee with Seattle Baristas
I visited a self-described "lifestyle boutique" in Seattle to sample weed-infused bulletproof coffee, a beverage that baristas assured me would "offset caffeine with just a little bit of THC" to achieve a synergistic effect.
Tibetan Yak Butter Tea Is as Chunky as It Sounds
My job as a professional climber and photographer has taken me to some of the most remote regions in the world. When I was asked to join three of my heroes to traverse through Tibet's Changtang plateau, I drank yak butter tea as a sort of hazing...