This is my journey – things I’ve discovered along the way, people who have inspired me, books I love to read over and over again, recipes I create to feed my whole being, moments I simply want to share with you… my reflections!

A Backpacker at Heart

June 04, 2009

The things I’ve seen in my travels would make some run… I’ve always said that if I stopped traveling tomorrow it would be okay because I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited many parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. But every once in a while I get the urge again, and getting on a plane and going to a far away land is all…  Read More

Good Day Atlanta (Fox 5 News)…fun segment and more!

May 28, 2009

What a great trip I had in Atlanta last week. I stayed at the wonderful Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel and had a dinner of escargots and mushroom vol-au-vent from their very own Au Pied de Cochon restaurant (will return for the roasted pig trotter!). I also went to a fun Moroccan restaurant (the belly dancer was awesome!) called Imperial Fez and ate a delicious cornish hen…  Read More

Autographed books at bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy

May 16, 2009

A week before my pre-launch book party for Noodles Every Day at bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy in High Falls, NY, I spent a wonderful evening with bluecashew’s business partners Sean Nutley and Greg Triana, and Nancy Greenwald at her Arbor Bed & Breakfast, all great friends I’ve made over the last 10 years in the Hudson River Valley. I’m grateful for their friendship, support, and constant…  Read More

And then there was blogging!

May 04, 2009

In 2007, I was invited to participate as a guest chef at a Kingsford Charcoal event in Arizona. Along for the ride were celebrated chef Aaron Sanchez (chef/owner of Centrico in New York City), 10-time world champion bbq pit master Chris Lilly (Big Bob Gibson BBQ, Decatur, Alabama), and cookbook author Rick Rodgers, who has written too many cookbooks to count. It was a 3-day…  Read More