Yogurt Cake Revisited

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I have a dinner coming up, and I want to make a delicious but simple cake for dessert.  I considered plenty of options and settled on an old favorite, Yogurt Cake.  This, as those of you who have read On Rue Tatin, is a cake I discovered one day at my son’s school during a […]

Konya, Turkey – Rumi’s Delicious City

I arrived in Konya well after midnight, to participate in the Atesbaz-in Culture Cuisine Cultural Days (Atesbaz-in means “the person who plays with fire” ie. the cook) a conference devoted to the cuisine of this special part of Anatolia, and to Rumi, the poet and philosopher who made Konya his home. From the moment I arrived, welcomed […]

Yogurt Cake Re-Visited

I have a dinner coming up, and I want to make a delicious but simple cake for dessert.  I considered plenty of options and settled on an old favorite, Yogurt Cake.  This, as those of you who have read On Rue Tatin, is a cake I discovered one day at my son’s school during a […]

Flashback Friday – Disneyland

A dear friend of mine is attending a conference at Disneyland in Anaheim.  She told me she was going with her  adult colleagues, and I had a flashback to my last visit to the Magical Kingdom. Fiona was six.  I had been invited to Disneyland at Epcot to do a cooking demonstration, a gig I […]

Gathering Recipes outside Sarajevo

By 9:30 a.m. the heat is already roiling up from the blacktop in Sarajevo, making our planned day in the hills above the city sound like a perfect idea.   We headed first for the village of Gornje Biosko to visit the wheat, corn, vegetable and fruit farm of Spomenko Codo.  He and his brother, […]