Georgia: Cuisine, Culture, Antiquity Tucked Into One Wee Country

  My first taste of Georgia was at the table of a Southeast Washington apartment, which I wrote about in this story for The Washington Post. Since then, I’ve become something of a Georgia groupie, attending events where Georgian food or wine are served, meeting many others who are from Georgia or have spent time … Continue reading

Europe: five cities, five days (and the food)

I’m back from a whirlwind walking tour of Paris, the Chablis region of France, a factory in Germany, Turin in Italy and the World Expo in Milan. Let’s hit the highlights… Though I minored in French in college, this was my first time stepping foot outside the Paris airport and onto Parisienne soil. So, despite getting … Continue reading

Off to the Expo…

Early this summer, I was moping a bit about how our every-other-summer overseas trip was not likely to happen. Last summer, I was too pregnant to justify a 10-hour flight somewhere (or so the doc said), and this summer was getting away from us quickly. There’s the we-have-a-10-month-old thing, which is entertainment enough to never … Continue reading

Madrid’s Mercado de San Miguel & a Seafood Paella Recipe

It’s not hard to guess what crossed my mind when I found out we’d be gallivanting through Madrid for a couple of days on the back end of our trip: The f.o.o.d. I’ve been to Las Tapas in Alexandria and Jaleo in DC. I know that good things can indeed come on little plates. I … Continue reading

Expanding our belts & worldview in Turkey

The thought of distilling more than a week in Turkey into a post — and the lingering jet lag — is enough to help me put this off a few more days… and then I realize it has been a few days since we returned. Our trip to the Cappadocia region of Turkey, mostly Nevşehir … Continue reading

Turkey & Spain, here we come!

We’re headed to the land of Turkey tomorrow! Though, international flights being as they are, I can’t be sure we arrive tomorrow or even the next day (the friend who wrote our itinerary does military time, and I refuse to assimilate). And by we, I mean me and my husband, and six of our friends. … Continue reading