Amman’s Emerging Foodie Movement

Cheaper Eats, Healthy Eats, Jordan

So you know all that stuff I wrote last week about living outdoors and the sun and amazing Jordanian climate? Well, it all came crashing down abruptly this weekend with temperatures dropping 40 degrees in just 24 hours, hail and even snow! Unfortunately, for the Christians here, it coincided with the Orthodox Easter holiday weekend…

Dives & Roadhouses

Cheaper Eats, Restaurants, Travel, Washington DC

My parents love nothing more than a drive, hours of touring back roads, admiring houses and their landscaping and the little towns that connect them all. Whenever I visit I inevitably get roped into one of these joyrides, enjoying the vastness of the land here, the huge trees, corn crops, horses, and occasional llama. More…

Culinary Backstreets of Istanbul

Cheaper Eats, Istanbul, Markets, Pastry, Restaurants, Shops, Sweets, Travel

When a friend suggested we sign up for a food tour of Istanbul I was instantly intrigued but also slightly hesitant. I’m used to sniffing out my own food trails when I travel, but given that neither of us speak Turkish and with the fervent hope we’d not be taken to places we’d easily access on…

New York, A Love Story

Cheaper Eats, Markets, New York, Restaurants, Shops, Travel

When we touched down at JFK my eyes misted up with an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.  A bright blue sky framed the skyscrapers on the horizon, the smell of pizza permeated the baggage claim area (really!), and the Lebanese cab driver who immediately (and proudly) informed us that he’d beaten up his last passenger.  More…

Bits and Bobs in Search of Inspiration

Cheaper Eats, London Eats, Markets, Vegetarian

I’ve been at a loss for inspiration over the past couple of weeks or so.  Nothing has really tasted all that great to me (even my own cooking) and if I hear about another American style burger joint opening here in London, I’m going to jump out a window.  Perhaps extreme cheffing on the sailboat…

Cheaper Eats, London Style

Cheaper Eats, London Eats, Restaurants

A friend recently told me he was going to be visiting London and where could he get some cheap eats? I swallowed hard when I read his message, realizing this is one area I’ve seriously overlooked.  However, in my defence, London just isn’t cheap and short of eating at the stalls in Camden Market (which…