Must Visit Restaurants in Dupont Circle, Washington DC

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The Dupont Circle district is a thriving, cosmopolitan district of Washington DC. It is a popular area with tourists on late holiday deals or visiting the city with relatives and friends. It’s home to a variety of shops, hotels and guesthouses. There is a wide range of restaurants which you can choose from depending on […]

Greek Dakos To Die For- I’ve Gone To Foodie Heaven

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Dakos are my new favorite Greek dish I have become addicted to. I am now making it everyday in my hotel room for lunch time, dinner time and every time in between. I can’t get enough of it. It is Greece’s answer to the Italian bruschetta and when done properly, will give the bruschetta some […]

Foodie Heaven In Spain- Pan Con Tomate

Pan-con-Tomate

I love how every country I visit has its own way of serving breakfast and their own traditions in culturally specific foods. This was no different when I visited Spain. My favorite breakfast item I found at every hotel I stayed throughout Spain was the ‘pan con tomate’ spread. It is a tomato spread placed […]

Restaurant Review- Alcazar- An Oasis in the San Fernando Valley

Alcazar

Alcazar could possibly be my all-time favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Maybe anywhere! I have been going to Alcazar for close to 12 years since its opening in 2000. It was my first introduction to traditional Lebanese food and fast became my favorite cuisine. I was introduced to dishes I had never known before like, […]

From Dubai – Lebanese Meze, Kibbeh Nayeh

Kibbeh Nayeh

I am about to let you in on the makings of my all-time favorite dish! If I am ever on death row and granted a choice for my last meal, this is what I would have. I was first introduced to this dish many years ago at a Lebanese restaurant in the San Fernando Valley […]

Turkish Street Vendors

Turkish Street Vendor

While in Istanbul, I noticed there was an abundance of street vendors selling all kinds of different foods I’ve never seen on a food cart. I loved that you were able to get a variety of healthy alternatives on the go. There was freshly made candy, corn on the cob and  clams with a squeeze […]

Restaurant Review- Mama’s House- Santorini, Greece

Mama's House

Visiting Santorini and want a good, authentic home cooked Greek meal on the cheap? Mama’s house is the place. Located in the center of Fira next to the bus stop, you will find a grand welcome from Mama herself and a family affair to host your culinary visit. They use all local fresh produce with […]

Bulgarian Lutenitsa

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As I was welcomed by my friend and her husband in their home in Bulgaria, I learned first hand of one homemade treat and staple in the Bulgarian cuisine. I was fortunate enough to be served this delicious snack made by my host’s mother. Lutenitsa is a puree type salad made of sweet red peppers […]

Cosenza, Italy And The Hunt For Capers

Capers in salt

Every year since I can remember, I’ve had a job to do for my Mother and that is to find her capers at Christmas time so she could keep with our Italian family tradition of making caper salad on Christmas Eve. Not just any capers, but capers that are packed in salt and sold in […]

Greek Horta

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I have now spent so much time in Greece that I was bound to accumulate many favorite dishes while there. Horta was one of the first dishes I had the pleasure of tasting at my first home cooked Greek dinner. Horta when translated into English means ‘greens’. You can choose any type of greens to […]

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