FoodieFriday | Saffron-tastic!

I had no idea that saffron would be one of the takeaways (literally and figuratively) from my trip to Iran.  According to Iranian legend, overconsumption can lead to death from laughter. There is no danger of that here in the States, where saffron is so expensive, many stores keep it under lock and key, if they carry it at all. Continue reading “FoodieFriday | Saffron-tastic!”

Come Il Latte, Rome, Italy

Foodie Friday | When in Rome Eat Gelato

Gelato may be my single favorite food. That is a strong statement, but I am okay with that.  Some people spend their time in Rome visiting ancient ruins and churches, as do I.  I just have other priorities, as well.  I did indulge in artichokes alla giudecca, spaghetti alla carbonara and porcini just about every way possible. As you might imagine, not a bad meal … Continue reading Foodie Friday | When in Rome Eat Gelato

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

Foodie Friday | Istanbul

Simits, Gözleme, Lahmecun and Borek; Döner and Köfte and Imam Bayildi; Baklava, Salep and sweet Künefe, these are a few of my favorite things! Here are a few recommendations for a great day or two of eating in Istanbul. There is nothing like starting the day with a traditional Turkish breakfast which you can find at almost any hotel. Fun fact: breakfast in Turkish is … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Istanbul


Foodie Friday |Cambridge, Massachusetts

Recent headlines announced that the best food in Boston is in Cambridge. All I will say is that my favorite food purveyors are, in fact, across the river Charles from the Hub. In the course of my 24-hour visit, I squeezed in quite a few places starting with Area4: a phenomenal pizzeria and more in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge. The pizza crust is out of … Continue reading Foodie Friday |Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sashimi, Sushi, Toro, Japan

Foodie Friday | Japan

Wading through two weeks’ worth of mouthwatering images from sublime meals in Japan, I decided to let the pictures do the talking for this post! More to come next week, with a feature on Naoshima. In the meantime, I may rent Jiro Dreams of Sushi and order takeout from my local Japanese restaurant to sate the cravings this post created. For more on Japan, see Tokyo … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Japan

smørrebrød, Torvehallerne, open-faced sandwiches

Foodie Friday | Copenhagen

No Noma for us, but we didn’t even notice.  From our first meal of assorted open-faced sandwiches to the last sublime dinner at Kadeau, we feasted on Danish cuisine. We made numerous visits to Torvehallerne, Copenhagen’s open food market convenienty located just a few blocks away from our hotel, because how else could we make a dent in all the options? The photo above shows only a small selection … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Copenhagen

Mljet, Monastery of St. Mary, Croatia, Dalmatia

More on Magical Mljet, Croatia

Croatia has become an extremely popular destination in recent years, due in no small part to Game of Thrones‘ enormous success.  Dubrovnik is lovely and GOT fans can visit many of the sites made famous by the show.  However, Croatia’s charm is best manifested in the lesser known locales and especially the islands off the Dalmatian Coast. (See previous posts: Meet Me in Mljet, Lavandar Man and Other … Continue reading More on Magical Mljet, Croatia

Foodie Friday | Puglia

Decisions, decisions. At home, most days begin with fresh fruit, nuts and yogurt, or maybe oatmeal in cold weather. Therefore, one of highlights of travel for me is the wonderful breakfast options (and someone else who does the shopping, prep and cleanup). In Italy, there were so many options: which bread – savory or sweet, which cheese, which fruit, which type of cured meat, which … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Puglia