Ten Best International Recipes from Panning the Globe

I met Lisa at the 2014 Food & Wine Conference and loved the concept of her site, Panning the Globe.  The mission of Panning The Globe is to share great recipes from every country in the world. Lisa believes that enjoying global cuisine at home is a great way to learn about and appreciate the world, with all of its exciting and diverse ingredients and flavors....more

Italian cooking classes with Nonna Marcella in Umbria

The number one reason I love to travel? To experience new foods, cooking techniques, and have a culinary adventure. When I travel, I look forward to eating in the restaurants, shopping at the local street markets, and I always try to schedule at least one cooking class. I've taken dozens of Italian cooking classes....more

Paleo Recipes: Spaghetti Squash Lasagne

Photo courtesy of thecleandish.comI'm always on the search for comfort food Paleo recipes. I'm a Southern girl so comfort foods are the basis for most of my family meals....more

Cooking lessons in Italy

Cooking lessons in ItalyMy first trip to Europe was tagging along on ...more

Moroccan Chicken, Chickpeas, Pistachio Quinoa and Goat Cheese

It's been awhile since I posted a recipe and you know I'm always on the lookout for a good recipe that I can Paleo-ize. I also love cooking with international flavors and Morocco was somewhere I had not ventured. So when I came across this recipe from Half-Baked Harvest, I had to give it a try. And I must say, it's become one of my favorite new recipes. To make it Paleo, I use quinoa instead of the couscous and omit the goat cheese....more

Have paddle will travel: Kayaking North Florida

I originally wrote this article as the Jacksonville Travel Examiner for Examiner.com....more

Savory Characters: The Lungarotti Family Umbrian Winemakers

Lungarotti Winery in Umbria, ItalyAs an Italian expat, I have fallen in love with ...more

Savory Character: Chef

This is the first in our new “Savory Character” series featuring an interview with the people who make travel special – chefs, spa directors, concierges, activity directors and more. If you know someone who would like to be featured as a Savory Character, tell us about him/her here.  ...more

Truffle hunting in Italy

My bucket list keeps growing and growing. And yes, it all seems to revolve around some experience featuring food, wine and travel. I recently added “truffle hunting in Le Marche” to my list. This, after I encountered Moreno of Le Marche Holidays....more

Tuscany is so yesterday. Why Umbria is the new place for Italian wine tasting

The Umbrian countrysideSo I promised some yummy tidbits from my recent trip to Umbria. So I'm starting with the wine tours....more