#TBT: Gumbo Ya Ya

You can take the girl out of New Orleans… We had a fantastic vacation last week with my brother- and sister-in-law, introducing them to some of our favorite restaurants and places for music. We also discovered some wonderful new places, too–I am still dreaming about the barbecue I had at The Joint. But after returning, I…

Istanbul, in flavors

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener I can’t believe it’s been almost 9 months since I last posted here, an entry in which I promised to write about our amazing visit to Istanbul. And I’ve tried, really…