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Istanbul

fresh figs

Here are a few pictures from my recient trip to Turkey, very hard to choose photos that show just how rich and beautiful the country is. When I stepped off the plane at Istanbul airport and took my first breath, I knew I would love the city. What I didn’t know was how beautiful and untouched the south west coast is and how much I would like exploring by boat. Sleeping on deck under the full moon in secluded bays and listening to wild goats on the surrounding rocky headlands was just what I needed!

But first there were 5 amazing days in Istanbul.

outside our hotel/appartment in Galata

entering the Grand Bazaar

cat under chair

I loved this peaceful little court yard, we came across it following a rug seller to his warehouse.

In the Bazaar we spent hours talking to antique watch sellers, jewelers and towel specialists. I loved the way tea would appear on a tray as if out of nowhere and be handed out in shaply glasses with bright saucers. After many  glasses we pulled ourselves out and walked through winding streets to the spice market.

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Nantucket

siasconset beach

I just spent my summer holidays in Nantucket, a beautiful Island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts that marks the most easterly point of the United States.  Nantucket is steeped in a rich, nautical history yet much of the island has been preserved, and remains wild and undeveloped. (more…)

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poetry of food

poetry of food

poetry of food

I have been busy the last couple of weeks writing and creating recipes for an exciting new on-line food magazine called Poetry of Food. It’s a global food memoir with contributors from far and wide, you’ll see stories from Melbourne, Beirut, London, Paris and more. I’m delighted to be reporting on some of my food adventures and favorite food memories from here in New York. Find me and my monthly column under “Greens and Grains“.
greens and grains

greens and grains

Check out the “Recipe Memoir” for recipes from all the contributors, you’ll also see some new ones from me and a couple of Coconut & Quinoa seasonal favorites.

poetry of food contributors

poetry of food contributors

I especially recommend the grilled radicchio by Rony Zibara, Poetry of Food founder and totally inspired cook. This is one recipe among many he has on the site that are delicious and vegetarian.

Look out for next months story “A Season of Delicacies”.
I would be thrilled and honored if you much valued subscibers, subscribed to my stories and recipes there too.

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

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