MagoGuide Portland 2.2 is out in the Apple App Store – better than ever. We’ve added four new places to the app: Tapalaya, American Local, The Farmhouse Kitchen, and Castagna Cafe. If you already have MagoGuide Portland, but sure and update to get these latest places. If you don’t… what are you waiting for?
In honor of Memorial Day: Team Mago spent two weeks in the early summer of 2014 exploring the fields of valor that made up The Western Front of The Great War as well as many of its antecedents and successors. We published a book about our experience… MagoGuide’s European Battlefield Tour.
The Mago Scrolls tell the story of a cook slave caught up in the death struggle between Rome and Carthage that modern historians call the Punic Wars.
All about our adventures on Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England, with 146 pages and almost 200 photographs, Mago on the Wall is our best travel book ever.
In our upcoming book “Mago Markets & Meals,” each chapter takes you to markets throughout US and Western Europe, providing advice that is based on the unique culture and content of each market region. Calling on our first hand experience and using a series of stories and Mago Tips, we will help you avoid our mistakes, take advantage of our strokes of genius, and in general plan and cook a great meal using the best ingredients found in these markets.
Are you in Barcelona? Then avoid the touristy La Boqueria market off the Ramblas and shop with the locals at Santa Catarina or Sant Antoni markets. Are you in Portland in the dead of winter? Don’t despair. The Portland State University market is open every Saturday summer or winter. Find yourself in the wilds of Northwest Montana in the early fall? Then get a upland game bird license and shop the wide open market of mother nature for grouse. Perhaps that is a bit extreme, but it makes for interesting reading.
Easter in Western Sicily tells the tale of our time in Trapani and Palermo to celebrate Easter of 2012. It was so much fun that we turned it into a book.
2014 marked the 100th anniversary of World War I. Team Mago spent two weeks in the early summer of 2014 exploring the fields of valor that made up The Western Front of The Great War as well as many of its antecedents and successors. This book takes you to battlefields and other military artifacts not typically found in guidebooks, providing detailed context, analysis, and local knowledge that enhance the experience for both travelers and readers. With over 350 photos as well as reviews of restaurants, hotels, and chateaus, this book both entertains and enlightens. If you are planning a visit to coincide with the centenary of the First World War War or are a student of military history, MagoGuide’s European Battlefield Tour is a must read.
The Mago Scrolls were recently reviewed by the editor of the Historical Novel Society and got raves. Following is an excerpt… Hart brings the cooking and menus of the ancient world to succulent life, and his imaginings of famous characters like Hannibal and Hamilcar Barca and their principal Roman adversaries are lively and entirely convincing. Hart’s narrative is totally involving, although some readers will be jolted by the unabashed bawdiness of much of the adventures of Mago and other characters, and the book’s epic action sequences are uniformly thrilling. A strongly recommended romp.
This post features an excerpt from one of my favorite passages in the Mago Scrolls III. There’s a fire, panic, mayhem… and the captain of the guard at the Neapolis gate is about to have a really, really bad day.
Team Mago set up our table at the Northern Lights Saloon in Polebridge, Montana on Saturday evening for a book signing, a beer, and a little pizza.