For the love of cookbooks!


January 23, 2019


​​For the last 13 years, I have been blessed to teach students from over 100 countries, including many Georgian students… I quickly fell in love with their sense of...

February 25, 2017

For the long weekend last weekend, I decided to explore an area of Japan previously unknown to me: Himeji, famous for its white castle nicknamed "Shirasagi" for its resemblance to a white egret (or heron). It's one of the most iconic images in Japan, particularly during cherry blossom season...

February 4, 2017

“Taste of Persia” is an outstanding cookbook and travelogue of the region’s foodways; it reads like a love letter to places, people, and foods encountered along the journey.

October 29, 2016

A fantastic cookbook that captures the vibrant sights, sounds and flavors of Istanbul and one of my top cookbooks of 2016!

October 15, 2016

I've visited Kamakura a handful of times since arriving in Japan 10 months ago; a beautiful beach town with fantastic surfing, it's perhaps best-known for its stunning temples and enormous cast-bronze statue of Amida Buddha dating back to 1252. It's also fairly spread out, with many of its t...

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