Newsletter June 2013
I have just returned from a two week trip to Turkey and OMG, what a fabulous country! It is the only one in the world that is on two continents, and it has such an incredibly rich and varied history - it is all a bit mind boggling.
Our Turkey cooking vacation, "The Cuisine of Sultans," this past May was our first foray into this exotic land, and it exceeded all my expectations. From the grandiose mosques in Istanbul to the ruins of Ephesus to the caves in Cappadocia, this is a country to behold. In addition to our touring, we did some wonderful cooking classes, and we have come away armed with recipes to reproduce all the tasty dishes we made. Wine production is relatively new to Turkey, but in the last decade they have started producing some very good quality red and white wines.
Our hotels were all first rate, our guide a delight, the driver always accommodating, every meal delicious. Combined with some of the most incredible sights ever, this is the trip of a lifetime!!! (And did I mention the shopping?)